Hospitality leaders voice fears on points-based immigration plans

Business leaders in hospitality think the sector needs better support on immigration to avoid crippling labour shortages. That is one of the exclusive headline findings emerging out of CGA’s 2020 Business Leaders’ Survey, the annual gauge of what the industry thinks. The poll reveals widespread concerns over a points-based system of immigration, and support for temporary visas to help fill vacancies in restaurants, pubs and bars.
     

Business optimism improving across UK eating and drinking-out market

Optimism in the eating and drinking-out market has risen to its highest point for 18 months, the latest Business Confidence Survey reveals—but senior executives remain wary of squeezed consumer spending and rising costs as 2020 nears. The exclusive quarterly survey of business leaders across the UK pub, bar and restaurant market indicates that 44% are optimistic about prospects for the eating and drinking-out sector over the next 12 months. That figure is substantially up on 30% in the last survey three months ago, and is at the highest point since May 2018.
     

Nielsen CGA announces RestauranTrak – the first free benchmarking platform for U.S. food operators

Say hello to RestauranTrak – a brand new solution from Nielsen CGA designed to help level the analytic playing field within the U.S. restaurant landscape. With its launch, any U.S. based bar or restaurant owner will have complimentary access to Nielsen CGA’s robust set of On-Premise analytics to assess their weekly performance against their local market, free-of-charge.