Wine industry trends

Published May 29, 2014

Over the last 12 months total wine volumes have decreased by around 2%. Individually, red wine volume has actually increased 3% whilst white wine and rose volumes have both decreased by 4%. Sparkling wine has been a definite focus for consumers over the past 12 months with sales of sparkling wines increasing by 11%, actually […]

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Exciting launch of Hawk Safety

Published May 23, 2014

David and Anton, the founders of attended last nights elaborate launch of one of our valued members prestigious new company ‘Hawk Safety’, a joint venture between Hygiene Audit systems and TThive. It was held at 28 Portland Place and was a fantastic success. We are delighted to have such an innovative project promoted on […]

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Smartphone and tablet restaurant bookings on the increase


It is no secret that smartphones and tablets that provide time and cost effective apps have changed and are continuing to change the way we do business.  The hospitality industry is no different. Restaurant bookings made from smartphones and tablets have risen by over a third in three years and look set to continue for […]

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New Food Allergen Law – Food Information Regulations Part 2

Published May 16, 2014

Food Allergy Awareness & Training Food service staff will need to be aware of what allergens are contained in your dishes. They also need to understand how to control and prevent cross contamination when preparing and serving food to allergic guests. This applies to all food service staff, kitchen, counter, bar and front of house […]

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US beef makes its way to UK tables

Published May 14, 2014

In a time where locality, seasonality and provenance are key buzz words in consumer purchasing within the hospitality industry, beef from the far shores of the US is now gradually making its way on to UK dinner tables. I ask the question why? What dietary or monetary benefits do these foreign cattle hold over our […]

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New Food Allergen Law – Food Information Regulations Part 1

Published May 7, 2014

December 13th 2014 marks the introduction of the Food Information Regulations (EU1169/2011) which is being introduced by the Food Standards Agency and DEFRA. These regulations bring together and update a series of existing regulations regarding nutrition and allergen ingredients information. Food services businesses will have to provide ingredient information on the EU Top14 allergens contained […]

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