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Cost of living crisis led to decline of hospitality leaders’ confidence: study

Only 23% of hospitality leaders are confident about the market.
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Cost of living crisis led to decline of hospitality leaders’ confidence: study

Only 23% of hospitality leaders are confident about the market.
5 hours ago

Hospitality industry needs to replace 6% of labour force who leave monthly

Employers are pressured by wage hike demands and staff turnover.

Delivery, takeaway sales drop anew in June: report

However, sales remain above pre-pandemic levels.

Food service inflation hits double digits for the fourth consecutive month in May

All food and drink categories posted year-on-year inflation in May 2022.

Pret A Manger swings back to profitability as chain gets boost beyond city centres

May saw revenue across the UK surpass 2019 levels for the first time.

Dining out spend poised to decrease as cost-of-living crisis worries Brits

The NPD Group’s Uncertainty Impact study showed a significant increase in financial concerns amongst the UK’s population.

High food and drink inflation extending into 2023, study warns

The latest CGA and Prestige Foodservice Price Index shows a third consecutive month of double-digit inflation.

Company culture named top factor for retaining staff, survey says

Asked about their biggest current challenge as a business, 79% cited issues around recruitment and retention.

Tortilla gobbles Mexican chain Chilango for £2.75m

The listed group described Chilango as a “highly complementary brand.”

Delivery sales 357% higher than pre-COVID levels in April

However, sales have plateaued in 2022, with April’s delivery and takeaway sales were 34% below the levels of April 2021.

Restaurants, pubs’ like-for-like sales up 2% in April but cost pressures stunt growth 

London still lags pre-COVID-19 trading, whilst sales up 3% beyond the M25.

Foodservice sector inflation hits 13.6% YoY in March 2022 

The figure is the highest in the history of the CGA Prestige Foodservice Price Index.

Fish & chips, pizza amongst Brits’ top takeaway choices

Londoners are the biggest spenders, with an average of £73.70 spent on takeaways each month.