October 2018

Hospitality workers already paid more than new national living wage

31/10/2018 10:10
The National Living Wage (NLW) is to increase to £8.21 per hour for over 25-year-olds next April – but UK hospitality workers are already on average paid more than this, at £8.60 per hour.

This comes from industry software provider, Fourth, who analysed hourly pay of ‘thousands’ of hospitality workers across the country following the Chancellor’s Autumn Budget announcement (29 October).

With the average hourly pay of hospitality workers aged 25+ in the UK currently at £8.60...

Coffee shop offers customers free hot drink for step count

31/10/2018 09:10
With over 30 family-run cafes, restaurants and kiosks across London, Colicci’s is spearheading a new health initiative – offering customers a free hot drink if they have a “step count of over 15,000”.

Marking the launch of its brand new kiosk outside Green Park station (9 November), the deal will be offered there exclusively for one week only.

Designed to help customers “stay fit while feeding (their) coffee addiction,” they can choose from a free coffee, hot chocolate or tea.

The Vegetarian Society launches Veggie Training

31/10/2018 06:10
The Vegetarian Society’s cookery school has launched Veggie Training for catering staff.

The half-day course will focus on menus, procedures and equipment to develop vegetarian and vegan options.

Sam Platt, cookery school manager, said: “With the growing demand for meat-free meals caterers need to keep a competitive edge to attract new customers. Our Veggie Training for...

Which countries have the biggest sweet tooth? Research tells all

31/10/2018 06:10
Halloween is notorious for encouraging consumers to indulge in their favourite sweet treats. With global sugar consumption expected to exceed a ‘record-breaking’ 177m tonnes this year, which countries have been named and shamed for their sickeningly sweet tooth?

Based on data from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), insurance provider Protectivity has revealed which countries consume the most sugar per capita:

  1. In first place as the “world’s top sugar consumer” is the United Arab Emirates, who eats 214kg (53,
  2. ...
Industry

Fermented dairy products protect against heart attacks, study suggests

31/10/2018 06:10
Men who eat ‘plenty’ of fermented dairy products have a smaller risk of incident coronary heart disease than men who eat less of them, according to a study from the University of Eastern Finland.

A very high consumption of non-fermented dairy products, on the other hand, was associated with an increased risk of incident coronary heart disease, suggested a study published in the British Journal of Nutrition.

The study explored the associations of fermented and non-fermented dairy...

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