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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 […]

By Lynx on 12th June 2014

If you bought a pair of jeans without specifying the waist and leg size, you really wouldn’t be able to complain too much if the fit wasn’t quite what you were hoping for. So it’s a source of some concern that caterers across the board, from hotels to care homes, routinely order produce without providing […]