Are Health Apps Actually Exacerbating Our Health Problems?

Struggling with your mental health? Improving your physical health with exercise? Looking to get a better night’s sleep?

In the era of smartphones, we can now manage and even improve our health on our handheld devices. Apps range from guided meditation to comprehensive running plans, and they can even track your sleep.

What the hospitality industry needs to understand about commercial leases

With the hospitality industry finally recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic and the various restrictions that have been in place over the past few years, many business owners will be reassessing their business needs. One of the main aspects that will be going through business owners’ minds is their premises and whether it still meets their requirements. Those fortunate to see levels of growth during the pandemic might need a larger space, while a number will be looking for somewhere smaller; or in some cases nowhere at all.

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🎄🥂 Festive Drinks Guide – Where to enjoy the season’s most festive cocktails and winter warmers 🎄🥂

December is just around the corner and what better time to explore London’s best bars and restaurants than by celebrating with a festive cocktail or two?

Exodus of 25-40 year-olds puts emphasis on younger workers

The changing shape of the hospitality workforce has been revealed in new research from workforce management app, Deputy.

The Rebuilding Hospitality: The Changing Shape of the UK Workforce report reveals that nearly a quarter of a million workers aged 25-40 (Millennials) are estimated to have left the industry between December 2019 and October 2021. This has accelerated a trend of replacing these workers with under 25s (Gen Z) and the need for training and development to address lost knowledge and management capability.

Favrit launches its pioneering food and drink guest experience platform in the UK

Favrit, the successful Nordic technology company has today launched in the UK market. Favrit aims to revolutionise the way restaurants and bars are run by making operations simple and profitable via its hybrid mobile ordering solution which uniquely combines a digital and personal service to ensure the best guest experience.

Get ready for the domino effect: BACARDÍ® brings the competitive spirit to festive celebrations with new limited-edition domino sets

  • Includes domino tiles handcrafted from upcycled BACARDÍ rum barrels and bottle of BACARDÍ Reserva Ocho 
  • The perfect luxury gift for rum lovers, housed in keepsake engraved box with striking design by Caribbean artist PopCaribe

BACARDÍ Rumwill bring a splash of island spirit to the UK winter this festive season with a limited run of new Caribbean-inspired domino sets. A great way to celebrate coming back together with loved ones for the festivities, the BACARDÍ Reserva Ocho Domino Set will bring fun, excitement and a touch of luxury to gatherings of friends and family as they enjoy a high-energy game of dominoes while savouring a delicious rum cocktail. 

Experience the best of Mayfair at InterContinental London Park Lane this Christmas with a Hyde Park Winter Wonderland staycation adventure

This Christmas, InterContinental London Park Lane has exclusively partnered with London’s annual family favourite festive celebration, Hyde Park Winter Wonderland, to create the ultimate staycation experience in London. This festive package available from Monday-Thursday includes accommodation at InterContinental London Park Lane, entry to Winter Wonderland, an exhilarating ice skating session under twinkling lights, a romantic ride on the Giant Wheel boasting views across London and entrance to the enchanting Magical Ice Kingdom. 

WORLD’S FIRST CHILLI BACON VODKA INNOVATION SET TO SPICE UP THE CATEGORY

Independent, London-based distillery, Doghouse Distillery has introduced a brand-new flavour Baller ‘Chilli Bacon’ Vodka (40% ABV) to its growing portfolio of unique spirits. The latest innovation from the Battersea-bred distillery is available now in a 70cl and 5cl bottle format on Master of Malt, Whisky Exchange and the Doghouse Distillery website as well as selected wholesalers and premium retailers. Baller ‘Chilli Bacon’ Vodka can also be found in a vast selection of on-trade venues and is continuing to grow its presence across both off- and on-trade channels.

Firetree Chocolate Launches Innovations Collection

Firetree, the UK’s super-premium vegan-friendly chocolate brand is delighted to announce the launch of their first ever limited-edition range, The Innovations Collection. Arriving just in time for Christmas, The Innovations Collection has been developed as an extension to Firetree’s supremely smooth, core range of great tasting rich volcanic chocolate and will see five new varietals to choose from, including a melt-in-the-mouth gluten-free oat milk bar.

This is the correct way to reheat your Christmas Dinner the next day

With Christmas around the corner, people all over the world are looking forward to a slap-up festive feast, however, concerning figures show that food waste is a huge issue during the Christmas period, with 270,000 tonnes of food going to waste in the UK. 

Has COVID-19 Changed the French Food Delivery Market Forever?

The French food delivery market is hugely lucrative, worth €180 billion and growing. Food makes up 20% of our manufacturing output, highlighting its economic importance.

Winter BBQ – Christmas Day on the Charcoal

‘That’s summer over for another year’, is undoubtedly one of the most homogenous, repeated phrases amongst Brits from August 10th onward. ‘That’s summer over for another year’, is undoubtedly one of the most homogenous, repeated phrases amongst Brits from August 10th onward. The typical, four-day summer heatwave has passed us by and will not return until we’ve seen the back of Easter next year. Is this statement true, however? Let’s be honest, we all love to complain about the weather here in the UK, it gives us something to talk about. In fact, research suggests nine in 10 Brits have talked about the weather in the past six hours. That means, at any moment, a third of the nation is talking about the weather.

Sustainable Dining: How the Food and Drinks Market Is Becoming Eco-Friendly

As things stand, our planet is not in a good shape. With the effects of climate change becoming more and more apparent every year, many are trying to do their bit in a bid to save our run-down environment. In this respect, it is fair to say that the food and drink market is gradually adapting to this new ‘reality’ too.

8 Mistakes we make and are still making when it comes to recycling

More and more the media is providing us with feel good stories related to recycling.

Whether it be worldwide fashion brand Adidas selling more than a million pairs of shoes made from recycled ocean plastic in a calendar year or the medals for the Olympics being fashioned from gold of old mobile phones, there is no denying that we’re making progress.

SOHO HOUSE PARTNERS WITH PENTIRE TO LAUNCH NON-ALCOHOLIC DRINKS MENU

Pentire is listed on Soho House menus globally as its non-alcoholic spirit of choice.

November 2021…// Trustpilot’s top rated non-alcoholic spirit, Pentire is proud to now be served throughout all of the Soho House venues, including its  Houses, Restaurants, Studio Spaces, Soho Works and Cowshed Spas globally. In recognition of the increasing appetite for sophisticated no and low drinks options, Soho House Group has introduced two new serves to the menus across its venues: Pentire and Tonic – Pentire’s signature serve and Eastern Fizz – a non-alcoholic iteration of house favourite, Eastern Standard. Pentire is also available to purchase at Soho Home.

From car bay to hotel room: 2021 SiteMinder Partner of the Year Awards spotlight industry transformation

SiteMinder, the world’s leading open hotel commerce platform, has deemed a car-park-turned-hotel-inventory the year’s most ingenious change in conducting hotel business. The title of ‘Innovation Partner of the Year’ was today given to RevenYou, a consultancy for independent hotels, at the 2021 SiteMinder Partner of the Year Awards – the only awards program to recognise the B2B players within the hotel technology industry that support hoteliers behind the scenes.

ITS LOLLY GETS SET FOR 2022 WITH THREE NEW APPOINTMENTS

– Further expansion for the hospitality technology specialist –

It’s Lolly, the hospitality technology specialist, is expanding yet again with the appointment of three new staff members. The appointees are joining across various departments, in roles involved with technical support, customer service, and finance.

2022 Consumers Demand a Fresh Approach, says Bidfresh

Hospitality businesses will need to adapt to significant changes in consumer behaviour when planning 2022 menus, says fresh produce specialist Bidfresh. New research shows that  expectations of dishes which deliver on concerns such as provenance, innovation, sustainability and health have been strengthened by the pandemic.

The Millennials Championing Change in the Food and Drink Industry

Millennials have a great potential to change our culture. For the food and drink industry, change is nothing new. New tastes and influences constantly turn over menus and products that reflect consumer demand. However, young people today are forcing the hand of manufacturers and restaurateurs. Demand for unique, varied, and stimulating food and drink is higher than ever.

7 quirky catering ideas for corporate events

Whether it’s a creamy berry quinoa parfait or a mediterranean morning scramble washed down with an avo-shake, power breakfasts are all the rage. Long gone are the days when Del Trotter could classify as a young urban professional. The fictional Only Fools and Horses star referred to himself as a ‘yuppie’, indulging in a combination of Pina Colada, Castella cigars, and cooked full English breakfasts on a daily basis. If the wheeler dealer from Peckham were to try and fit in with the health-conscious business men and women of the 21st century he would struggle.

Whitbread brings plant-based protein GARDEN GOURMET® to menus across its estate to increase customer choice

Whitbread has partnered with Nestlé Professional’s plant-based brand GARDEN GOURMET® to launch new meat-free dishes on menus at 1,200 of its pub, restaurant and hotel sites.

Christmas Together: publicans invited to join in new Christmas Plus One campaign created to help connect people and communities this December by using their pub as the festive hub #ChristmasTogether

  • Christmas Plus One aims to help people feeling lonely and benefit pubs
  • Pub customers encouraged to give someone a ‘Plus One’ invite to pub in December
  • A national ‘Christmas Plus One Day’ is taking place on 14 December, which publicans are encouraged to put on events for
  • Initiative highlights the social value of pubs and publicans