Eat plans 'more exciting' flavours in cold food menu overhaul Subscription

22 Sep 2017 | By Emily Bright

The company is bringing in a finalist from last year’s professional MasterChef to overhaul its menu

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Pret to open third veggie store in London

18 Sep 2017 | By Emily Bright

Stores in Soho and Shoreditch are attracting meat-eaters as well as vegetarians

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Retailers 'staring down barrel' of £300m business rates hike Subscription

12 Sep 2017 | By Ian Quinn

The latest Retail Price Inflation figures, published today, reveal that inflation continued to rise in August to 3.9%

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Costa to hire 250 new apprentices in recruitment drive

05 Sep 2017 | By Emily Bright

All participants in the scheme will receive the national living wage

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City snapshot: Solid August retail sales defy poor summer weather Subscription

05 Sep 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

UK retail sales rose 1.3% on a like-for-like basis in August according to the latest BRC-KPMG Retail Sales Monitor to shrug off the recent wet weather. Plus, the FTSE slides on North Korea worries, McBride boosted by Danish deal and all the latest news from the City.


Staff at two McDonald's outlets strike over contracts dispute

04 Sep 2017 | By Emily Bright

The two restaurants affected are in Cambridge and Crayford in southeast London


Costa Coffee launches first global loyalty strategy Subscription

01 Sep 2017 | By Emily Bright

Marketing agency Lida will be tasked with delivering the loyalty scheme across multiple markets…

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Costa launches autumn menu including first soups

01 Sep 2017 | By Emily Bright

The coffee chain has also added more cakes, tarts and muffins

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Paul Hollywood to open Knead bakery at Euston station Subscription

01 Sep 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

Bakery will open at the end of September in partnership with travel food operator SSP

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Bad Brownie links with Pret and plans own cafés Subscription

31 Aug 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Company hopes to open a branded dessert café in central London within the next 12 months

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Pret A Manger makes its debut on US university campuses

29 Aug 2017 | By Emily Bright

It will open three outlets by mid September in its first US franchise agreement

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Holland & Barrett opens Crussh 'fit food' bar in London

25 Aug 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

The concession launched on Tuesday with a menu of healthy food, ‘super smoothies’ and a full ‘smart’ coffee menu

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Scottish business rates review proposes 'Growth Accelerator'

24 Aug 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

Review also suggested properties should be revalued after three years instead of the standard five…

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The Vape Station magazine ad banned for promoting nicotine

16 Aug 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

The Vape Station claimed the images in the ad “did not specifically reference any nicotine-containing e-cigarette”

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City snapshot: High street footfall slumps in July Subscription

14 Aug 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

High street footfall dropped a further 2.1% in July, according to the lateste figures from BRC/Springboard, leading to an overall 1.1% in retail footfall in the period. Plus, Tata Global Beverages disposes of China and Russia operations, a look forward to what’s happening in the City this week and all the latest news from the markets

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UK food-to-go value to grow by a third in five years Subscription

09 Aug 2017 | By Emily Bright

Coffee shops and specialists such as Greggs and Subway are set to make the highest gains, says IGD

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City snapshot: UK consumer spending slumps to four-year low Subscription

07 Aug 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

UK consumer spending has fallen for the third consecutive month, according to Visa, marking the longest streak of spending decline for over four years. Plus, Worldpay UK boss moves to bookmaker Paddy Power Betfair, Carr’s Group makes acqusition and all the latest from the City


Pret A Manger extends reusable cup discount across all stores

02 Aug 2017 | By Emily Bright

The initiative was trialled in its stores across Greater London in April…

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Store vacancy numbers on the rise for first time since 2014 Subscription

26 Jul 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

From April to June, there was a net loss of 207 retail and leisure store

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Sainsbury's extends Patisserie Valerie trial to six more stores

25 Jul 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Three months after testing out Patisserie Valerie products at its cake counters, Sainsbury’s has widened the trial

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Harris+Hoole unveils Caffè Nero-style loyalty and payment app

21 Jul 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

The app takes payment from customers and adds a stamp to their digital loyalty card in one swipe

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Subway reaches 100 Northern Irish stores with Finaghy opening Subscription

20 Jul 2017 | By Helen Gilbert

Subway opened its first store in Northern Ireland 19 years ago

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Holland & Barrett to open stores in Glasgow and Northants Subscription

20 Jul 2017 | By Helen Gilbert

Both the Glasgow and Rushden stores will feature a bespoke tea bar

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UK shoppers brought on to high street by warmer weather Subscription

17 Jul 2017 | By Helen Gilbert

Overall footfall in June was 0.8% up on a year ago

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Holland & Barrett profits under pressure from supermarkets Subscription

14 Jul 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

Holland & Barrett’s UK retail sales rose 4.6% in the year before its £1.8bn takeover by a Russian billionaire

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Can foodservice pay for provenance? Subscription

20 Sep 2017 | By Patrick McGuigan

Foodservice players are responding to demand for local sourcing, but is paying higher prices for provenance sustainable?

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You can't avoid the rating culture so embrace it

01 Sep 2017

It’s almost impossible to stop negative reviews but avoiding the online space altogether is not the answer

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Pun buns bring in the fun for Tang's edgy ramen fans

24 Aug 2017

 If you’re a fashionable London ramen bar, you need it to be a bit edgy in order to stay cool

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Who's set to reap the most from the food-to-go boom? Subscription

20 Aug 2017 | By Emily Bright

A new IGD report is predicting explosive growth for the sector

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Why KFC will benefit from ad backlash Video

02 Aug 2017 | By Joe Wade

KFC’s new ad has prompted numerous complaints from consumers. But the brand need not worry, says Joe Wade of Don’t Panic


KFC's 'whole chicken' experiment doesn't quite work Video

26 Jul 2017

KFC’s ‘The Whole Chicken’ ad has already attracted barbs from PETA, plus derision and praise on Twitter


Are your favourite fast food haunts binning food? - video Video

13 Jun 2017

£277m is lost each year by the quick service restaurant sector

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Coffee cup waste needs bring your own revolution

20 Apr 2017

Sir, If customers were to bring their own cups, then there would be no need to recycle

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Grocery's strangest lawsuits: hacking, grapes and lethal bags Subscription

06 Apr 2017 | By James Halliwell

From sinful sausages to dangerous grapes, the world of grocery is no stranger to a strange lawsuit…

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Tricks of the coffee trade

16 Mar 2017 | By Jeremy Garlick

The turnover of branded coffee chains in the UK has grown by over 500% in the last 15 years. How have they done it?

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