Peter Backman

Backman: 2012 will be a difficult year

No growth likely in eating out sector

By Michelle Perrett

Growth is unlikely in the eating-out market during 2011, with 2012 likely to be a difficult year as consumers seek value. That's the prediction of...

Backman: cautious about recovery

Pubs urged to keep cost controls tight

By Ewan Turney

Pubs and restaurants must not ease up on the tight cost controls imposed — even if they see an upturn in the run-up to Christmas.

Dogs: can get a special bagel

US bars offer innovative promos

By Ewan Turney

Take-out meals for free, courses for the dog and starters served as main course are just some of the promos being used in the USA.

Serving breakfast is helping pubs attract more customers

Restaurants must follow pubs to survive

By Ewan Turney

A market analyst has urged the restaurant sector to follow the example set by pubs if they are to avoid the credit crunch. Peter Backman of Horizons...