LIFE IN PLASTIC
Just 29% of SME hospitality and leisure businesses have replaced the single-use plastics their customers use with more environmentally friendly alternatives. According to the YouGov survey, commissioned by Keep Britain Tidy and Brita UK, only 52% of senior decision makers say their business is doing all it can to reduce its single-use plastic waste.
A COUNTRY OF TWO HALVES
A study by Feed It Back has revealed that the northern cities of the UK are a lot more positive than their southern counterparts. While 15% of restaurant reviews from Londoners were in the score bracket of one or two out of five, 82.3% of reviews in Leeds and Edinburgh had four or five out of five.
DEMAND UP, REMUNERATION DOWN
There were 10.3% more catering jobs on offer in June compared to the same month last year, finds CV-Library. However, average pay for these positions dropped by 9.3%. The average pay for new catering roles is currently £23,467, compared to £25,860 in June 2018. Despite this, application rates increased by 7.4%.
READY FOR DELIVERY
EatsMeatsWest has expanded its WowYauChow brand with the launch of a new delivery app. Customers can now place an order for collection or delivery via the free app by visiting the WowYauChow website.
GET YOUR GREENS
Daisy Green Collection has launched a limited-edition plant-based menu in collaboration with chef Kirk Haworth of London restaurant Plates, available only at Scarlett Green in Soho. The new menu features a barbecue vegetable and kimchi taco and beetroot and cumin falafel.
According to the Marston’s On-Trade Beer Report, beer consumption is down but spend is up by nearly £200m. Premiumisation is impacting the beer category through consumers drinking less, but choosing quality products when they do – 72% of lager NPD is now premium. This year, drinkers in the on-trade have consumed 66.5m fewer pints of beer than they did last year, but have spent £177.8m more.