From today, independent restaurant owners across London can apply for a share of almost £70,000 to help grow their business through an American Express-supported grant programme, run by the International Downtown Association (IDA) Foundation in partnership with the Association of Town & City Management (ATCM). Now in its second year, the global Backing International Small …

With 45% of customers willing to pay more for a genuine craft beer, having the right option for your customers on draught and in the fridge has never been more important. A couple of years ago the multi award-winning New Zealand based Yeastie Boys Brewing Company teamed up with KBE Drinks as the exclusive UK …

Hospitality employees in the UK are receiving above average pay rises, according to the latest Hospitality Hiring Insider report from Caterer.com, which shows the highest pay rises are being seen across London, the North West and those working in pubs. The latest research from the specialist hospitality hiring platform shows UK hospitality employees received an average pay rise …

Ravensbourne University student, Paulina Grönlund, has today been announced as the 2023 winner of Kopparberg’s annual Limited-Edition design competition, pipping 200 other students to the post. The partnership with Ravensbourne University, part of Kopparberg’s continued mission to celebrate and champion the UK’s independent creatives, invited students to create and submit designs for a selection of …

10-50 Willow Street, London Nobu Hotel London Shoreditch is the iconic, culturally immersive destination is located in the heart of vibrant East London. Having re-opened in June 2022 following a two-year hiatus, the property now features a new sixth floor, including the stylish Nobu Shoreditch Penthouse Event Space complete with a spacious private outdoor terrace. …

In view of summer, we look into the soft drinks and mixers category and ways in which venue operators can capitalise their non-alcoholic offering. Soft drinks and mixers have been around for over a century, but recent years have seen a surge in their popularity. With a wide range of flavours and options available, soft …

FUNKIN COCKTAILS, the UK’s number one cocktail brand[1] and creator of the nation’s favourite RTD cocktail in retail[2], has unveiled a new Shake and Serve range to help busy outlets cash in on the category. This new line of ready to drink cocktails from the UK’s first B Corp cocktail brand has been developed with busy …

Meat free guru, Quorn, is expanding featherless feasting offering with the addition of Vegan Strips to its popular ChiQin range. Flying onto menus now, the succulent Vegan Strips have already plucked up a Craft Guild of Chefs approval certification, alongside Quorn’s Buttermilk ChiQin Burger. “Crispy chicken continues to be a staple on menus with diners …

Foster’s is ramping up its support for the on-trade’s biggest drinks category – classic lager – by pumping millions of pounds into its first major marketing campaign in 4 years. The new ATL and BTL campaigns brings iconic Aussie duo Brad and Dan back to the nations’ screens to drive consumers to choose Foster’s at …

Drinktank, the world’s first global intelligence network for the drinks industry, is revolutionising the way brands and bartenders collaborate with each other through insights, with the launch of a brand new app.  Bridging the gap between drinks brands and bartenders, Drinktank develops tailor-made questionnaires with brands and their agencies, to test concepts and measure trade-forward brand activities; whether it’s new product development, …