EquipHotel 2018: more than a trade show, it’s an experience

A landmark French event for the hospitality business, EquipHotel Paris has been providing unique technical solutions and opportunities to accelerate business growth in the industry for over 50 years. With more than 105,000 professionals, 1600 exhibitors and 133 countries represented, it has become an important playground for developing the latest innovations in the hotel and restaurant sector.


  • In the two months following the introduction of GDPR, 45% of hospitality businesses have failed to wipe the memory off redundant IT equipment before disposal

DESPITE GDPR legislation having come into effect over four months ago, the majority of UK hospitality businesses are now risking penalties by failing to adhere to some of the rules.

According to a survey of 1,002 UK workers in full or part-time employment, carried out by Probrand.co.uk, a large proportion (45%) of businesses in the hospitality industry failed to wipe the data from IT equipment they disposed of in the two months following GDPR.


This October, one of the UK’s top well-known shot brands, Jägermeister, has launched an off-trade shot glass pack, to encourage consumers to drink the liquid in the most perfekt way, as an ice-cold shot. The pack made for the party goers ahead of Halloween and Christmas is made complete with two shot glasses, because as everyone knows, Jägermeister needs to be shared.


Following its successful London launch, CANVAS comes to Manchester on 24 & 25 October

BOMBAY SAPPHIRE® gin announces its upcoming event, CANVAS Manchester – a destination designed to inspire self-expression in one of the country’s most creative cities. The event will be live on 24 and 25 October 2018 at Tariff & Dale bar in the Northern Quarter with tickets on sale from today.

Guests at CANVAS Manchester will join two talented artists in the transformation of Tariff & Dale, where illustrator Chris Arran and typographic artist Tobias Hall will create evolving works of art over the course of the two-day event. Guests will also experience mixology as an art form with the opportunity to personalise and customise their own BOMBAY SAPPHIRE serves.

Blue Moon’s London summer sampling campaign increases demand at on-trade venues

  • Blue Moon, the number one craft beer in the US, launched an on-trade summer campaign to help customers raise awareness around the beer and ultimately increase ROS
  • The sampling activations took place in pubs and bars across the capital from May to September and resulted in increased consumer demand for Blue Moon
  • Over 1,300 consumer interactions and 800 samples trialled on site led to an average sales increase of 30% of Blue Moon 
  • The beer brand provided digital toolkits for accounts, which included video assets and social media copy


The upcoming New Year is set to be an exciting 12 months of travel with a host of destinations celebrating anniversaries, new flight routes, hotel openings, and international sporting events. Leaders at Preferred Hotels & Resorts, the world’s largest independent hotel brand, have named their top 10 picks for travel destinations that should be on everyone’s radar in 2019.

Sky Sports and NBA Announce Four Year Partnership

Sky Sports has announced a four-year deal with the NBA that will see Sky Sports become the NBA’s exclusive broadcast partner and official website operator in the UK and Ireland.

The deal, which is the most extensive UK and ROI partnership ever, will see Sky Sports broadcast games and programming throughout the season.  Coverage will include more than 170 live games and a record number of live weekend games starting from 8.30pm UK time.

Checkit Real-Time Operations Management to boost US Foodservice Business

Checkit, the leading provider of Real-Time Operations Management and Food Safety solutions, today announces the launch of its US operations.

Checkit’s technology provides a proven way to address the needs of organisations to ensure that the work of staff is performed consistently, easily and to a high standard. It achieves this by creating intuitive, easy to use mobile applications to replace traditional pen and paper checklists, and by using Internet of Things sensors to replace routine monitoring.

InterContinental London – The O2 launches autumn afternoon tea

Inspired by the mellow flavours of autumn, the elegant Meridian Lounge at InterContinental London – The O2, in partnership with The East India Company, is serving up a seasonal twist on its usual afternoon tea until 25 November 2018. Flavours such as apple, ginger, toffee, plum and blackberry infuse this classic afternoon tea featuring a selection of delicious finger sandwiches, homemade scones, cakes and fancies.

Meet the market-leading suppliers at the Independent Hotel Show

The Independent Hotel Show, presented by James Hallam Insurance Brokers, returns to Olympia London on 16 & 17 October for a seventh year with its ever relevant and dedicated line-up of exhibitors set to showcase design, tech, wellness, F&B, solutions for marketing, finance and more. Alongside the insightful programme of seminars, unique events and a myriad of networking opportunities, the carefully-curated selection of exhibitors sets the stage for the industry’s most content-focused show. So, where will you be on 16 & 17 October?