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Consumer spending grows 1.3% in August

In August, consumer spending grew by 1.3% year-on-year, representing a decline in real terms when accounting for inflation, according to data from Barclaycard.

Major staff shortage expected in face of ‘hard’ Brexit

There is expected to be a major shortage of serving staff in the hospitality industry in the face of a ‘hard’ Brexit, according to research from e-learning provider, High Speed Training.

The best and worst catering confessions

There are currently 2.3 million Brits employed in the hospitality sector, and it’s well known for its high-pressured environment and long hours. As well as this, hospitality workers deal with two-three complaints from unhappy customers per week.

F&B driving retail footfall at leisure destinations

New research has revealed that almost one in 10 trips to regional malls are driven primarily by F&B or leisure.

TV cooking shows deterring people from hospitality industry

TV cooking shows are deterring people from considering a career in the hospitality industry, suggests research by Caterer.com.

Wild by Tart restaurant to launch in October in Victoria, London

Wild by Tart, a restaurant, bar, deli, photography studio, retail store and event space will open in London’s Victoria in October.

Stoney Street by 26 Grains to open in Borough Market

Stoney Street restaurant, by the team from 26 Grains, is to open in Borough Market, London, in October.

Fourth to sponsor 10 operators in SRA’s FWBT programme

Fourth, the hospitality operations platform, is looking for 10 restaurant operators to take part in the Sustainable Restaurant Association’s (SRA) six-week Food Waste Bad Taste (FWBT) programme.

UK Restaurant Manager of the Year competition open

Entries are open for the UK Restaurant Manager of the Year 2020 competition.

Sicilian-inspired restaurant Norma launches in Fitzrovia

A new Sicilian-inspired restaurant called Norma, has launched in Fitzrovia, London.

Bestway Group chief exec appointed to House of Lords

Zameer Choudrey, chief executive of Bestway Group will be appointed to the House of Lords.

Pizza Express launches golden dough ball hunt

Pizza Express has launched a month-long treasure hunt to celebrate its 50th birthday.

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