All articles by Jasmine Lee-Zogbessou

Jasmine Lee-Zogbessou

Impossible Burger plant-based meat upgrade to ‘eliminate the need for animals in the food chain’

Impossible Foods has announced the first major upgrade to its plant-based Impossible Burger that is designed to lure meat eaters away from animal-based meat by providing a near-perfect replica.

Greene King pub reports record Christmas day sales

Greene King has announced record Christmas day sales of £7.7m and a 10.9% increase in like-for-like sales over the two weeks ending 6 January 2019.

UK appoints Food Surplus Waste Champion to cut 10 million tonnes of wasted food

Michael Gove has appointed the UK’s first Food Surplus Waste Champion to help the country reduce food waste from all sources.

Christmas food trends growing in the restaurant industry

Families traditionally eat Christmas dinner at home, but Christmas day restaurant dining rates have increased by 240% in the UK compared with five years ago. This shift in Christmas food trends means restaurants increasingly need to cater for Christmas Day diners.

Hospitality leaders report loss of business confidence

UK restaurant executives are losing confidence in their businesses as the eating-and-drinking-out markets remain ‘strained’, according to a survey by Fourth and CGA.

Starbucks lays out full-year growth plans for 2019

Starbucks has announced a long-term growth initiative to expand its store portfolio, same-store sales and delivery services.

Pub association argues against calorie labelling consultation

The British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA) has warned the government’s consultation on mandatory calorie labelling for the out-of-home sector could be ‘damaging for pubs’.

“The world was my oyster!” – PizzaExpress founder dies at 89

PizzaExpress founder, Peter Boizot, has passed away at the age of 89.

The UK restaurant industry faces ‘acceleration of closures’ this year

The number of British foodservice establishments, including restaurants, pubs, bars and clubs, has fallen by 3.2% year-on-year to September 2018, with restaurant industry closures contributing 2%.

Strikes and weather blamed as Elior Group reports drop in full-year profits

France-based international catering group Elior has reported full-year revenue up 4.2% to €6.7bn but earnings before interest, tax and amortisation (EBITA) down 16.7% to €285m.