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The weird and wonderful items you can buy from chip shops around the UK revealed by Wren Kitchen


Fish and chips… is there anything better? Or should we say batter?

The local chip shop is an iconic part of life in the UK and a staple of the…

New payment for people self-isolating in highest risk areas


People on low incomes who need to self-isolate and are unable to work from home in areas with high incidence of COVID-19 will benefit from a new payment scheme.


Deliveroo to launch Eat In to Help Out to ‘help small restaurants’


Deliveroo is offer customers a discount in September to encourage them to “eat in to help out”.

The delivery company will offer £5 off orders of £20 or more…

Over 64 million meals claimed for as Eat Out to Help Out enters fourth week


More than 64 million meals have been enjoyed by diners across the country since the launch of the government’s Eat Out to Help Out discount scheme.

This continues the upward…

Scottish restaurants and pubs breaking covid-19 rules face closure under new emergency powers


Scottish restaurants and pubs that fail to observe strict covid-19 restrictions aimed at suppressing the virus face being shut down under new emergency laws, first minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced.

Tastecard aims to disrupt delivery market as it moves into space


Diners card platform Tastecard is to launch a delivery service in an aggressive bid to take on giants Deliveroo, Just Eat and UberEats.

The new service, which also includes collection,…

Consumers set to continue their dining out habits after Eat Out To Help Out ends


Three out of five consumers intend to dine out as much as they are now, or more, in the upcoming months, according to research by guest experience management expert HGEM.

Hospitality sector recovering well with consistent week-on-week growth


The hospitality sector is recovering well since lock-down was lifted with consistent week-on-week growth, according to the latest Barclaycard Payments’ quarterly SME Barometer.

Overall, the average daily transaction value has…

Hospitality sector calling for Eat Out To Help Out scheme to be extended


UKHospitality chief executive Kate Nicholls and Sacha Lord, night-time economy adviser for Greater Manchester, are among those calling for the government to extend the Eat Out To Help Out scheme…

Seafish to host industry webinars ahead of new consumer brand launch


Businesses across the seafood industry are invited to join online webinars, hosted by Seafish on 27 August 2020, to find out how they can get involved in its…

CEBR – Eat Out To Help Out doing more to help UK’s return to normality than government guidance changes


The Eat Out To Help Out scheme is doing more to help the UK’s return to normality than the many changes in government guidance have, the Centre for Economics and…

Welsh government makes it mandatory for pubs and restaurants to collect customer details


First minister Mark Drakeford has warned pubs and other hospitality businesses in Wales if they fail to take contact details of customers they face being closed under new rules.

Delivery and takeaway gain most from changes in consumer spending behaviour


Delivery services have been the main beneficiaries of changes in consumer behaviour caused by lock-down, with a 44.4% increase in share of total dining spend, according to data from purchase…

'Eat Out To Help Out hasn’t damaged our business' says Just Eat boss


Just Eat boss has said Eat Out To Help Out hasn’t damaged the business, despite takeaways being excluded from the government scheme.

Chief executive Jitse Groen said during a…

Hospitality sector must commit to customer tracing schemes


UKHospitality has today reiterated the importance of hospitality businesses to play their part in supporting the test and trace schemes across the UK.

The trade association’s recent member survey results…

More than one-third of consumers intend to try Eat Out To Help Out as hospitality venues see positive signs of recovery


More than one-third (34%) of consumers intend to take advantage of the government’s Eat Out To Help Out scheme, according to the latest Barclaycard report.

Restaurants, pubs and bars…

10.5 million eat out discounts used in first week of Eat Out to Help Out


Diners used the “eat out to help out” scheme more than 10.5 million times in its first week, the Treasury has said.

Under the scheme, which is intended to…

JJ Drivers Help to Stop a Potentially Fatal Crash


Last week, two JJ Foodservice drivers helped to prevent a potentially fatal accident after a driver’s brakes failed on the busy motorway.

On their way to delivering groceries to homes…

Scottish government makes it mandatory for pubs and restaurants to collect customer details


Restaurants and pubs in Scotland will have to collect customer details from Friday (14 August) under a new law.

First minister Nicola Sturgeon announced the requirement would be placed…

Eight reasons to Shop Local this week to help the high street bounce back


Government urges shoppers to visit their local high street and support businesses during Shop Local Week.

Shoppers across the UK have been urged to do their bit and take part…

CGA – no-show cancellations dropped to 22% by the end of July


No-show cancellations dropped to 22% by the end of July with almost two-thirds (66%) of consumers who had booked tables in the week beginning 27 July turning up to eat…

Foodhub partners with Gigable to offer restaurants flexible delivery


Food delivery platform Foodhub has secured a partnership with gig economy platform Gigable to expand the delivery options for restaurants listed on the site.

Gigable directly connects businesses with…

Claim back money through the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme


Find out how to claim the reimbursement for discounts given to diners with the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme.  The claim service is now live, information can be accessed…

Aberdeen city placed back in lockdown after spike in Covid cases


Aberdeen city has been put back on lockdown following a spike in coronavirus cases.

Hospitality venues – including pubs, cafes and restaurants – have been ordered to close.

The restrictions…

CMA clears Amazon’s £442m investment in Deliveroo


The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has cleared Amazon’s £442m investment in Deliveroo following an in-depth investigation.

In June, the CMA determined Amazon’s investment in Deliveroo wouldn’t result in a…

FSA launch 'Here to Help' with free tools and resources to help food businesses trade safely


The Covid-19 pandemic has hit food businesses hard. However, the sector has shown great resilience, with many businesses adapting their operations to continue to serve customers in new and innovative…

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