Eating

Experiential advice: will people flock back to the pub?

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‘The retailers are coming’ – but can pubs survive?

By Nicholas Robinson

A new generation of customers could be set to flock to the high street in search of ‘real experiences’, but retailers are stepping up their game and reacting with out-of-the-box ideas, which could outshine pubs.

Food at your fingertips: research shows ordering food on phones rather than relying on table service is popular

What will be hot in 2018?

By Nikkie Sutton

Tapping into technology in all areas and value for money are what is set to be hot this year according to a new report.

Good news: drink-led businesses had the best of festive trading

Christmas and new year sales drop for pubs

By Nikkie Sutton

Britain’s managed pub and restaurant groups saw like-for-like sales down by 0.1% over the six week Christmas and New Year period, according to research.

Sweet on sweet potato: consumers want more choices of the root vegetable on menus

Consumers demand sweet potato options

By Michelle Perrett

Demand for sweet potato is at an all-time high among UK consumers, latest research from potato supplier Aviko has revealed.

Pie chart: what do consumers want in their pie?

Food trends for 2018 – what do customers want?

By Nicholas Robinson

Diners are more willing to go solo and dine out alone, with more than three quarters of those asked in new research claiming to find eating without a partner socially acceptable.

Big changes: operators face difficult decisions about their menus

CONSUMER TRENDS

Salads now 'more popular than fish and chips'

By Daniel Woolfson

An onslaught of healthy options has transformed pub and restaurant menus to the extent that salads now outsell pub classic fish and chips across the eating-out sector, research has revealed.

Merry Christmas: Consumers demand more during the festive period

Christmas

Bidvest Foodservice launches new Christmas range

By Nicholas Robinson

Consumers eat out across all dining occasions more at Christmas than any other time of the year and demand more free-from options, giving operators the opportunity to make more money over the festive period.

Gastrosprogs: 'they want tasty food that doesn't look healthy'

Create a healthy food menu for kids

By Andrew Don

Creating a children’s menu that satisfies young appetites, while keeping mum and dad happy that their cherubs are eating a balanced diet, can be tough. But the experts have a few ideas. Andrew Don reports