No Tricks and Plenty of Treats this Halloween with Hastings Hotels

A New Range of Spooky Offerings

Hastings Hotels is gearing up for a spook-tacular Halloween, with a frighteningly good selection of dining options and overnight breaks for all the family in Northern Ireland.

Hoist Group Acquires HotelEngine.

As of October 14, 2019 Hoist Group has acquired HotelEngine, an online platform which seamlessly integrates with hotel websites to better improve online booking systems.

Corona Draught Launch Set to Make Waves in The UK’s Pubs and Bars

From the eye-catching font and iconic lime ritual to the unique glassware, Corona will provide consumers with the ultimate draught beer experience

Corona, one of the UK’s leading super-premium beer brands, will be available in draught format nationwide from October 2019. Following the huge success of its 25-venue trial, which saw the brand within the top three selling beers and add 18% incremental value to venue’s draught sales[1], Corona will be available in pint and half-pint servings.

Avoid a Halloween horror story: food safety tips from Navitas

Love it or loathe it, Halloween is now the UK’s second most popular family occasion after Christmas. It’s an annual spectacle that the hospitality industry has slowly but surely got behind with themed events, promotions and menus proving a great way to attract customers and create a memorable experience.

As Halloween 2019 looks set to be bigger than ever, the food safety experts at Navitas Group are urging food businesses to follow these stringent food safety tips and make sure that Halloween event doesn’t become a nightmare.

Lolly – Restaurant and Bar Tech Live show. stand C190

It’s Lolly, the EPoS and payments specialist, will be serving up the future at this year’s Restaurant and Bar Tech Live show. From the company’s first-to-market self-serve solutions to loyalty, payments and pre-order, it’s set to be an action-packed show for the team of experts at Lolly.

Over the two days, the company will be exhibiting its exciting suite of products on stand C190 and demonstrating the very best in digital service offerings. 


Elis, which supplies and launders chefs’ wear, linen and mats for businesses of all sizes throughout the UK, has launched a new washroom service, supplying a range of products including hand cleansing, hand drying, air freshening and feminine hygiene solutions.

The new washroom products, like all Elis services, are provided on a cost effective rental basis, with items serviced and delivered to an agreed time and location to suit customers. The washroom solution, along with Elis’ mats service, that helps keep floors fresh and clean, and its chefs’ wear and linen supply and laundry, mean that businesses can use one supplier to manage, service and launder essential items for their business.


Bob Pease, CEO/President of the Brewers Association, the not-for-profit trade association representing small and independent American craft brewers, highlights the importance of quality on draught beer systems

“As the craft beer trend grows in hotels, restaurants and bars so too does the importance of understanding proper draught system maintenance Today’s consumers are more knowledgeable and discerning than ever and one bad experience can put off a potential customer from drinking again at your establishment.

Tork boosts food service businesses with two new extensive online programmes

Tork is launching two new online programmes to provide the food service industry with expert industry insights and help them tackle everyday challenges and focus on the importance of hygiene.

Reach for the Stars is an online programme that gathers knowledge with the aim of helping restaurant managers and owners improve their business. On the programme website, restaurateurs will find industry insights, inspiration and case studies to support them in their daily work. Tork, an Essity brand, will also continuously release reports that are free to download, presenting even more in-depth insights about some of the most pressing issues within the food service industry.

Dina Foods has Christmas Wrapped up

Dina Foods is preparing for a Christmas bounce in sales, as its confectionery, savouries and breads are in high demand during the partying and gifting season.

Hardly surprising, as from baklawa to beetroot falafel, via chocolate-dipped dates and cocktail pittas, the Dina Foods’ range reads like a Christmas food wish list.

Detox Kitchen takes a bite out of the workplace wellness market

Detox Kitchen spearheaded London’s healthy food movement in 2012 when founder Lily Simpson created a market for healthy meals delivered to our homes. Now the business is on a mission to improve the way we eat at work, with the launch of its first corporate catering e-commerce site.

The site,, will offer an extensive menu of its popular healthy meals from breakfasts, lunch, platters and snacks, all of which are 80% plant-based, and made from only 100% whole foods.