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Consumers enjoyed more time in pubs and restaurant this month (Credit: Getty/ Henrik Sorensen)

Pubs and bars enjoy 43.5% boost during September

By Rebecca Weller

Pubs, bars and clubs benefited from a 43.5% boost during September while entertainment saw its strongest growth in more than two years with an increase of 28 % owing to new film releases, gigs and theatre shows encouraging Brits back to venues.

Staff concern: survey reveals the consequences of pub food waste (image: Getty/vladm)

Food and drink waste sparks staff concern

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

The majority of pub employees worry about food and drink waste, a new survey commissioned by the anti-food waste app Too Good To Go suggests.

Pre-packaged foods: new allergen legislation comes is set to come in to force (Credit: Getty Images / dontree_m)

Natasha’s Law comes into force on Friday

By Michelle Perrett

New allergen legislation requiring food businesses to provide full ingredients labelling on food that has been pre-packed for direct sale is set to come into force on Friday (1 October).

Facing the staffing challenge: the Unruly Pig head chef Dave Wall

Opinion

Dealing with the staffing shortage

By Dave Wall, head chef the Unruly Pig, Bromeswell, Suffolk

While working with a hangover isn’t a new concept for many from the world of hospitality, dealing with the aftermath of Covid and Brexit is the ‘day after’ on steroids, presenting a whole new torrent of tangles, issues and problems to battle with on a...

Industry impact: rising gas prices has meant factories that produce CO2 as a by product closed (image: Getty/Edin)

Gov to step in to help solve CO2 crisis

By Nikkie Thatcher

The Government has announced a temporary agreement with American-owned firm CF Fertilisers in a bid to help ensure a continued supply of CO2 to UK businesses.

Price rise: Food and drink inflation is expect to continue (image: Getty/Henrik Sorensen)

Food and drink prices set to rise further

By Michelle Perrett

Chronic labour shortages, insufficient manufactured stocks and post-Brexit challenges on imports are combining to create disruption and inflation across the foodservice sector, the latest CGA Prestige Foodservice Price Index has revealed.

Pandemic impact: I say this with no expectation or not as a jibe; at the end of the day, Covid has put an exceptional strain on the hospitality sector and no one could blame someone for squeezing out more profit where possible during what has been an incredibly testing time'

Opinion

The great restaurant pricing debate

By Sarah John, director, Boss Brewing

It was popcorn at the ready for me recently as I saw the argument unfold between Wine Expert Guy Woodward and Celebrity Chef Tom Kerridge on Twitter.

Upgrade your food offer to snare extra spend: top pub chefs offer their advice

The premium food league season has begun

By Gary Lloyd

As the country begins the crawl out of the pandemic, pubs need a point of difference to attract customers, and elevating your food offer is one way to differentiate your business from rivals.

Consumer spending is up in pubs and bars (Getty/Thomas Barwick)

Consumer spending in pubs up for August

By Michelle Perrett

Consumer spending on pubs, bars and clubs rose by 43.4% in August compared to 2019, the highest growth recorded for over 17 months.

Future issues: Lynx Purchasing has been warning of potential problems

opinion

'Plan for the supply chain challenge'

By Michelle Perrett

Rachel Dobson, managing director of buying specialist Lynx Purchasing, offers practical advice to licensees on how to deal with the food supply challenges.

Industry issues: staff shortages have been felt by hospitality leaders

Recruitment challenges exacerbated by Brexit

By Michelle Perrett

Pre-existing recruitment challenges - particularly in the hospitality market - have been worsened by Brexit, new research from the Lumina Intelligence Top of Mind Business Leaders Survey has revealed.

Menu choices: popular dinner items have therefore also increased in share, including burgers and pizza (image: Getty/ DGLimages)

Pubs account for 15% of eating out occasions

By Michelle Perrett

Pubs are continuing to gain market share accounting for 15% of total eating out occasions across the four weeks to week ending 11 July 2021 (v four weeks w/e 13 June 2021).

Menu maestros: The MA sinks its teeth into the future of pub grub and how operators can take their food offer to the next level (Image: Getty Images/flyparade)

Special report

Building a food offer: Take your pub menu to the next level

By The Morning Advertiser

With the end of the Government's Covid-19 roadmap on the horizon and pub operators casting a cautious eye towards post-pandemic trade, The Morning Advertiser sinks its teeth into the future of pub grub and how operators can take their food offer...

The Morning Advertiser Lock In podcast episode 26

The Lock In Podcast

The Lock In Podcast: Food Glorious Food!

By Ed Bedington

With indoor reopening now well underway, the Lock In team tackle the subject of pub grub, how the crisis has impacted on offers, the challenges around growing your own chefs, calorie labelling on menus and we ask how sustainable is your pub food offer?...

Why restaurants?: 'It is just lovely when you can make people smile with good service, a nice glass of wine and a lovely meal. Put these three elements together and you offer people a little bit of heaven'

How I got here: Margriet Vandezande-Crump

By James McAllister, Big Hospitality

The Belgian co-owner of the Greyhound in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, which was recently named ‘One to Watch’ at the Estrella Damm Top 50 Gastropubs, spoke to Big Hospitality to reflect on her career to date.

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