Food And Drink

World of choice: there’s so much more to beer and food pairings than curry and lager

Beer and food pairing: meet your match

By Emily Hawkins

We have paired wine with food for many years but beer should certainly not be ignored when it comes to such intelligent combinations.

Make more effort to support British produce, British Food Fortnight organisers say

Top chef urges others to ‘buy British’

By Nicholas Robinson

A top chef has joined forces with royalty and government ministers to urge food businesses to be more supportive of local produce by displaying the provenance of the food on their menus during British Food Fortnight.

Pubs enjoyed a bumper Christmas according to CGA figures

Pubs enjoy a happy Christmas with food and drink sales up

By Ruth Williams, M&C Report

A total of 165 million visits were made to pubs, bars and clubs over the festive period - an increase of 15 million from the previous year - with total food and drink sales up 2% on the 2013 period.

Sales won’t cure all pub operators’ ills

Sales won’t cure all pub operators’ ills

By Lesley Foottit

The dreaded month of January is here and operators are already dropping prices to attract depressed post-Christmas revellers. However, that is harder than ever with food and drink price rises

Red Bull Sugarfree: only eight calories

Red Bull ploughs £1.5m into sugarfree campaign

By Matthew Moggridge

Red Bull have ploughed £1.5 million into a promotional campaign for its Sugarfree variant as it looks to drive awareness of the product's low calorific value among calorie-conscious customers in the on-trade.

Simon Chaplin, director, corporate pubs & restaurants, Christie+Co

Food throws lifeline to wet-led pubs

By Simon Chaplin

Traditional wet-led pub operations are already feeling the strain, so a more diverse offering may be their only way forward, writes Simon Chaplin.

Charity: plenty of opportunity

United we stand to champion the pub trade

By The PMA Team

Welcome to the first edition of The Publican's Morning Advertiser — our task to become the industry's indispensable guide, says The PMA Team.

Booker: profits up

Booker enjoys 5.4% sales boost

By Lesley Foottit

Food and drink wholesaler Booker saw like-for-like sales rise by 5.4% in the 16 weeks to 31 December 2010. Total sales were up by 7.2%, non-tobacco...

Goalden ticket: free food and drink on match days

Punch pubs giving out Goalden tickets

By Lesley Foottit

Punch is offering more than 400 lucky customers a Goalden ticket that will get them free food and drink throughout the World Cup.

Eating-out beats home dining

Eating-out beats home dining

UK spending on food and drink consumed out of home has outstripped that of at-home consumption, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).