Trends & Reports

Trends & Reports

Analysis of all the latest consumer trends and industry reports to help you operate your business more effectively.

Friday Five: The week's top news

Friday Five: The week's top news

By Sophie Witts

From the end of an era at Ormer Jersey to a new project for a Manchester chef, we round-up the top stories you might have missed this week.

The Lowdown: Black Friday

The Lowdown: Black Friday

By Stefan Chomka

The US shopping phenomenon that sees people fighting over white goods in the supermarket aisles returns today and is now a big deal in the UK. And restaurants haven’t wasted any time in getting in on the act.

Deliveroo begins targeting wet-led pubs

Deliveroo begins targeting wet-led pubs

By Mark Wingett

Deliveroo has started working with pubs and bars which don’t have kitchens, allowing customers to order food to the pub they are in.

Friday Five: The week's top news

Friday Five: The week's top news

By Sophie Witts

From the closure of the first restaurant at London's St James's Market to an impressive new team at The Wild Rabbit, we round-up the top stories you might have missed this week.

Should chefs be putting jellyfish on their menus

Are you ready for this jelly?

By Joe Lutrario

With fish stocks under intense pressure, chefs are casting their nets a little wider and looking to less obvious marine species. Would you put jellyfish and chips on your menu?

The Lowdown: The perfect table

The Lowdown: The perfect table

By Joe Lutrario

Booking giant OpenTable claims to have identified the formula for the best seat in the house following a poll of its users.

Rise in sales of craft and 'premium' alcohol

Rise in sales of craft and 'premium' alcohol

By Sophie Witts

Diners are increasingly ordering premium drinks when they eat out, leading to a surge in sales of craft and ‘luxury’ spirits and beers, a new study shows.

Friday Five: The week's top news

Friday Five: The week's top news

By Sophie Witts

Swedish chef Magnus Nilsson has a new approach to reducing chef hours, and is The Waterside Inn right to ask diners not to photograph food? We round-up the top stories of the week.

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