US consumers back higher pay, tipping

With operators here contemplating the impact of the National Living Wage next year, a new survey in the US by AlixPartners has found that consumers approve of better wages, with many prepared to pay extra to support them.


Christmas bookings soaring

More consumers than ever will eat out on Christmas Day this year, and interest in festive meals is being spread wider through December, according to two new sets of stats.


Leisure spend up in October

British consumers spent 9% more on leisure in October than in the same month last year, the latest Greene King Leisure Spend Tracker report shows—with Halloween and the Rugby World Cup among the triggers.The 9% increase equates to £18 more than last October. ‘Other leisure’ spending, which includes cinema, theatre and sport, though eating out […]