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Sunshine gives pubs and restaurant a lift

Published:  15 April, 2019

Pub and restaurants grew like-for-like sales by 3.8% last month compared to March 2018 when trade was hit by the ‘Beast from the East’, according to the Coffer Peach Business Tracker.

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Vinoteca gears up for Birmingham launch

Published:  12 April, 2019

Wine bar and restaurant Vinoteca has announced plans to launch in Birmingham, marking the five-strong chain’s first outlet outside the capital.

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Masa + Mezcal brings taste of Mexico to Bristol

Published:  09 April, 2019

MASA + MEZCAL

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Hospitality gender pay gap in London narrows

Published:  03 April, 2019

The gender pay gap in London’s top hospitality establishments narrowed to 5.9% (£1,784) in 2018 compared to 9.7% (£2,712) in 2017, according to new data.

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Hospitality missing out on gamification, claims report

Published:  27 March, 2019

The hospitality sector is losing out on increased productivity by not making use of gamified rewards, according to a new report.

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Billecart-Salmon UK appoints Chris Crosby as vice president

Published:  27 March, 2019

Billecart-Salmon UK has appointed on-trade specialist Chris Crosby to the role of vice president.

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The Bottle Shop goes under

Published:  26 March, 2019

The Bottle Shop has called in the administrators and shut the business with immediate effect following a tough few months.

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Northern Hospitality announces Power List winners

Published:  20 March, 2019

The Kuits NRB Top Fifty 2019 has been revealed at Northern Restaurant & Bar 2019.

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Joe Fattorini: On wine, lemons and cow shit

Published:  18 March, 2019

Head of London sales at Fields, Morris & Verdin

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Northern restaurant and bar boom continues

Published:  15 March, 2019

The number of restaurants and bars in Manchester, Liverpool and Leeds increased by an average of 19% during the past five years, according to new research.

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Round Z

Published:  15 March, 2019

The younger generation is drinking less and spending less time in bars, but demanding more. Jo Gilbert finds out how bars can box clever.

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Restaurants continue to struggle as consumers tighten purse strings ahead of Brexit

Published:  11 March, 2019

The restaurant trade suffered another tough month in February with the mini heatwave towards the end of the month failing to move the whole market much, despite an encouraging performance from the pub trade.

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Q&A: Matteo Montone, Berners Tavern

Published:  11 March, 2019

Next month Jason Atherton’s Berners Tavern at The London Edition is launching a series entitled An Introduction to Wine, hosted by director of wine Matteo Montone. On Monday nights 12 guests will be guided through the basics of wine in the restaurant’s private dining room, with each guest receiving 15% off their bill if they dine in the restaurant afterwards.

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Matthew Clark comes out fighting fit after major restructure

Published:  06 March, 2019

National wholesaler Matthew Clark says it is firmly back on track, with a far-reaching restructure of the business completed and having “delivered one of the best Christmas in terms of service and performance”, according to managing director David Phillips (pictured above).

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UK still ‘litmus test’ as global benchmark for wine brands

Published:  27 February, 2019

The UK market continues to be the shop window for the world of wine, with the on-trade driving premium sales.

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Where do we go from Grüner?

Published:  25 February, 2019

Food compatibility and top-quality wines have made Austria a secret weapon for sommeliers wanting to impress their guests. Jo Gilbert looks at which varieties, regions and styles head their lists.

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UK restaurant numbers dip for first time in nine years

Published:  25 February, 2019

The number of “casual dining” restaurants has dropped for the first time in nine years as the pressures facing the sector take their toll.

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M Restaurants calls on hospitality industry to join it in raising ‘starting wage’

Published:  21 February, 2019

M Restaurants has introduced a new fixed £10 ‘starting wage’ and has called on the hospitality industry to follow suit.

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Spring into SITT

Published:  21 February, 2019

With our Specialist Importers Trade Tastings (SITT) almost upon us, there’s a cornucopia of independent buyer-focused wines waiting to be discovered at what we believe will be our most exciting and productive events yet.

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Pubs and restaurants hit by January slump

Published:  18 February, 2019

Strong Christmas trading gave way to a slump in January for UK pubs and restaurants, according to the Coffer Peach Business Tracker.

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