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CDG promotes James Spragg to CEO

Casual Dining Group, the operator of brands such as Las Iguanas, Bella Italia and Café Rouge, has promoted James Spragg from chief operating officer to chief executive officer.

UK consumer confidence rises

Consumer confidence rose 1% in Q1 2019 to -8% compared to the previous quarter, according to the Deloitte Consumer Tracker.

Key growth pillars around alcohol revealed

Diageo GB has launched The Diageo Drinks Report, which outlines the growth opportunity for alcoholic beverages in Great Britain for 2019.

Consumer insight guide now available to operators

A new annual supplement packed full of business-building consumer insight has been launched by H2O Publishing, the company that produces Casual Dining Magazine.

Albert Blaize joins Jackson Boxer and Andrew Clarke

Jackson Boxer and Andrew Clarke have appointed Albert Blaize as sommelier and group beverage director.

One in three Brits to order a takeaway over Easter

One in three (18m) people in the UK will order a takeaway over the Easter weekend, according to new research by BB Foodservice.

Jason Atherton to rebrand Little Social

Jason Atherton and The Social Company will close French bistro Little Social on Friday 19 April to launch a new concept in its place.

Bodean’s chef wins trip to Memphis

Bodean’s executive chef Andrew Bush has won an all-expenses-paid trip to Memphis this May to attend the World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest.

Keep calm and pour the tea

How can our nation’s brew-tea-ful obsession mean big sales for operators this spring?

SPONSORED STORY: Create an appetite for WOW

In response to operator demand for new and exciting products to deliver increased spend per head, McCain Foodservice, the innovative foodservice expert, has launched Menu Signatures Crispers and Sweet Potato Rustics for the hospitality industry.

Consumer spend on eating out up 3%

New data released by Cardlytics has revealed that spend on eating out grew just 3% year-on-year in 2018, compared to 9% in 2017 and 17% in 2016.

Camden Market welcomes new Italian Alley

Italian Alley, a new concept which combines five different Italian eateries, has opened in Camden Market.

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