This article by Hospitality & Catering News asks experts to give their predictions of what we might see in the industry over the next 12 months, including views on:

  • overseas visits to the UK forecast to break through the 40 million mark for the first time;
  • continuing growth in the food delivery market;
  • the need to develop casual, contemporary experiences that also offer a family-oriented treat;
  • the Brexit vote reducing EU migration, causing the need to attract and retain skilled employees via flexible working, better pay, tailored training and career development;
  • the place of technological developments in freeing staff time and personalising the guest experience;
  • the continued rise in vegan and ‘flexitarian’ food as well as ‘multi-pronged cuisines’ offering both foods that evoke comfort and security and new niche tastes;
  • the general need to tackle food waste.

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