The Breakfast Briefing
The latest campaigns, activities, events and news.
“In yesterday’s paper in Chris Searle’s jazz albums column, we incorrectly referred to Don Rendell as a “terrorist” when it clearly should have been “tenorist.” We apologise for any offence.”
Food Service Action
Food Service can improve daily life but needs to communicate its story. This is perhaps the first opportunity in a generation to create genuine change and we believe that we have a framework coming together to allow this to happen. Read here
ART in Hospitality
Businesses must make their experiences unmissable, the centrepiece of a community, to be a spectrum of art, food, drink, service. How can art (in all forms) support and and attract the next generation of customers.
EP Culture And Trust
A short EP video on the importance of trust, productivity, sports and culture. The aim is to ensure that teams within businesses are engaged and striving for excellence.
Consumer spending up 5 per cent as Brits make the most of the long hot summer
The latest Barclaycard consumer spending data has landed, showing that consumer spending rose 5.0 per cent year-on-year in July, marking the third consecutive month of growth surpassing 5 per cent.
- Essential spending climbed to 8.7 per cent growth, driven by a strong rise in supermarkets (6.7 per cent) and petrol (13 per cent)
- Pub spending was boosted by the continued heatwave and World Cup matches – rising 73 per cent on the day of England’s semi-final
- The long spell of warm weather has also been good news for women’s clothing, with spend increasing 4.5 per cent – the strongest rise since January 2016 – as shoppers updated their summer wardrobes
- Garden centres also continued to enjoy the good growth seen throughout the summer so far, reaching 8.1 per cent
Despite consumers making the most of summer, looking ahead, one in three worry that higher interest rates will leave them financially worse off
Creating a campaign for increased investment in people, food, sustainability and design through food service. There is an increasing understanding that the bigger issues of the C-Suite agenda is mental health, productivity and that nutrition, design and great food can play a pivotal role in countering these issues.
What’s next for Hilton’s Connected Room technology. Hilton’s Vice President of Brand and Guest Technology, Josh Weiss, shares his vision for its future and backstory of its development.
Hyatt and Small Luxury Hotels of the World enter loyalty alliance. Hyatt Hotels Corporation and Small Luxury Hotels of the World™ have announced plans to bring World of Hyatt members opportunities to enjoy loyalty benefits in many more places.
Affordability driving rapid increase in French tourists to Portugal. The company’s latest report: ‘Tourism Source Market Insights: France’ states that Portugal will remain one of the fastest growing destinations for French tourists globally, with a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 6.1% between 2017 and 2022. In Europe, only Malta will see a higher rate of growth for French visitors over the same period.