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Afternoon tea week takes place from 12-18 August 2019
Afternoon tea trends: low-sugar to around the world

It’s Afternoon Tea Week 2019 – a celebration of everything from scones to finger sandwiches, macarons and, of course, tea – running from 12-18 August.

Greggs and Pret among 50 firms urging rates shake-up

High street retailers, including Greggs, Pret A Manger and Morrisons, are urging the government to fix the “broken” business rates system.

No-deal Brexit could wipe £5.4bn off eating out sector

No-deal Brexit could bring a sharp drop in consumer spending that would wipe billions off café and restaurant turnover, analysts have warned.

Food and drink sales at travel hubs, like Liverpool Street train station (pictured), are up by 11%
Travel hub food and drink sales up £280m

Brits have splashed out an extra £280m on food and drink at airports, motorway services, train stations and forecourts over the past year, according to the latest figures from The NPD Group.

Carluccio's vegan croissants
Carluccio’s rolls out vegan sourdough croissant duo

Italian restaurant chain Carluccio’s has unveiled a duo of vegan sourdough croissants as part of its breakfast offering.

Zizzi's Rustica Primavera pizza was transformed into the tastiest place on earth (pictured)
Zizzi teams up with micro-artist for summer promo

Pizza chain Zizzi has partnered with micro-artist Roy Tyson to promote its summer menu.

Utter Waffle (pictured) will trade at Kerb markets in West India Quay, Canary Wharf, King’s Cross and St Katherine’s Dock
Gluten-free waffle firm to receive Kerb boost

Savoury waffle company Utter Waffle has been chosen by street food champions Kerb to take part in its three-month training programme.

Jestic Foodservice acquires catering equipment firm

Catering equipment supplier Malibu Corporation has been acquired by Jestic Foodservice Equipment.

Pies
Wanted: Pie taster sought for Premier League games

Who ate all the pies? The answer could be you, as a betting tips company is on the hunt for a pie taster for the upcoming Premier League football season.

Terra Terra restaurant and bakery, London
Terra Terra bakery and café to open in North London

A new restaurant and café with an open bakery is to start trading in North London this September.