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By Lynx on 12th November 2014

There hasn’t been a lot of good news for the food service sector over recent years, so the latest Eating Out-Look, from Horizons and JRA, brings welcome cheer.  According to the report, based on a survey of 300 hospitality operators, more than two-thirds of them saw revenues increase during 2014 compared to 2013.  Around one […]

By Lynx on 27th October 2014

Lynx Purchasing director Howard Pearson reflects on the company’s support for a growing number of care homes, ahead of the Care Show at the NEC Birmingham on 4th and 5th November. Lynx will be offering a free invoice audit to any care home operator who visits them on Stand A55. Care for the elderly is rarely out […]

By Lynx on 26th September 2014

What is it that visitors to Britain want to do most? Tourists surveys show that, alongside visiting the Tower of London and seeing the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace, very close  to the top of the list for many is visiting a ‘proper’ British pub and eating a traditional dish such as fish […]

By Lynx on 26th August 2014

The world has got smaller, they like to tell us. While that may not be a proposition that would stand up to rigorous testing with a tape measure, it’s undoubtedly true that the boom in global travel over the past few decades has broadened our horizons, in culinary terms as much as any other. The […]

By Lynx on 25th July 2014

No one in the eating out sector needs reminding that low consumer confidence and cautious spending have been a feature of the market for some time, and so any sign of improvement is welcome. Industry analyst Horizons has recently launched Eating Out-Look, a quarterly survey of consumers and foodservice professionals. The initial findings indicate that […]

By Lynx on 3rd July 2014

Christmas always comes early for caterers, as pubs, restaurants and hotels need to plan well ahead if they’re to capture the maximum number of advance bookings.  If you’re not ready to meet these customers’ enquiries via phone or email, you’re effectively referring them to competitors locally who have got their offer in place – and […]