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Pub and bar sector comes up smelling badly in report on washroom facilities

Pub and bar sector comes up smelling badly in report on washroom facilities

Pubs, bars and nightclubs have been named as some of the worst offenders for poor quality toilet facilities in a poll of British consumers. 40% of people said pubs and bars had the worst toilets, and more than a third said nightclubs (35%). Only train toilets were considered to be worse. However, restaurants were generally

NEW RESEARCH: ‘Habit’ is the fastest-growing reason for consumers visiting a foodservice outlet

New findings released this morning by global information company The NPD Group suggest consumers eating out on Britain’s high streets are becoming creatures of habit. NPD Group foodservice data for the year ending (YE) November 2017 shows that the reason for choosing a particular foodservice operator in nearly one in four (24%) eat-out or out-of-home

Researchers reveal carbon dioxide cost of UK sandwich consumption

Around 4% of the carbon dioxide equivalent that is produced from sandwiches is linked directly to transporting materials and refrigerating them, it has been claimed. Researchers at The University of Manchester carried out the first ever study looking at the carbon footprint of sandwiches, considering their entire lifecycle. They found the highest carbon footprints for

One in every two branded coffee shops is a Costa, Starbucks or Caffe Nero

One in every two branded coffee shops that exists in the UK market is either a Costa, Starbucks or Caffe Nero, it has been revealed. The trio continue to dominate the branded coffee market after collectively accounting for a 53% share of the market last year, according to a new report from Allegra World Coffee

Mintel poll reveals price increases from cup levy would send customers heading for the door

Research by Mintel has revealed that Britain’s coffee shop drinkers are happy to do their bit for the environment – but not at any cost. With the government announcing plans this week to eliminate avoidable waste as part of its 25-year environmental plan, much focus has been on the so-called ‘latte levy’. According to Mintel’s findings, while Brits

Era of ‘fully automated dining experiences’ getting closer

Nearly one in five diners plans to use mobile ordering for food more often in the coming year, while one in seven want to see more kiosk ordering options in 2018, a Mintel study in the US has revealed. A number of US operators are blazing a trail with “fully automated dining experiences” designed to provide

BREAKING NEWS: Global foodservice equipment market tipped to see CAGR of 4.7% over next decade

The value of the global foodservice equipment market is tipped to expand at a healthy compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.7% over the next 10 years, new research suggests.   Rising inclination towards open kitchens and growing adoption of digital menus and online ordering facilities are among some of the key factors that will

Nisbets report finds positives from catering industry facing big business challenges

A new industry report from catering equipment supplier Nisbets has identified an overarching sense of positivity within the sector as 2017 comes to an end. The Autumn 2017 Nisbets Pulse Survey reveals a strong feeling of business positivity from the more than 400 catering professionals surveyed. Of the surveyed participants, 76% claim to be on-track to