Villagio from Richoux

Perfect pitch

17 Oct 2016

As we move into the final quarter of the year, there is a sense that operators across the sector are having to reassess the levels they have set on their respective “business graphic equalisers” to match the increasing headwinds. The majority are being faced with the questions of do you dial down investment on marketing and expansion whilst fading up funding on recruitment/training and maintenance capex?

Ed's Easy Diner exterior

Singh looks to get a new tune out of Ed’s

12 Oct 2016

The private owner of the 2 Sisters Food Group, one of the UK’s largest food producers, has revealed an appetite for the restaurant sector over the past few years, especially turnaround stories, but can he pull of the trick again with new acquisition Ed’s Easy Diner, a business that spent the last 18 months fighting declining sales?


Disruptors’ face a big rival in Amazon

06 Oct 2016

The arrival of Amazon Restaurants in the UK this month has seen the ‘disruptors’ disrupted

Leading the way

03 Oct 2016

Recruitment expert Jon Midmer of Jon Midmer Associates examines where today’s industry leaders come from, points to why a change has occurred and looks into the future of chief executive hiring



Upcoming Events

Retailers' Retailer Awards 2017

Retailers' Retailer Awards 2017

7 March 2017 - Described as the UK’s eating and drinking-out sector’s “Oscars” and the event that is in every leading operator’s diary, this year’s Retailers’ Retailer of the Year Awards will take place on the 7th March 2017.

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