Merry Christmas from The Recruitment Room

18th December 2018

Merry Christmas from The Recruitment Room!

Another year over, a new one just beginning ………

As 2018 draws to a close there are so many questions we ask ourselves at the end of each year and beginning of the next.  Did I achieve what I set out to achieve?

The ongoing Brexit negotiations are definitely still having a negative impact of our industry, coupled with so many daily reports of restaurant closures, chef and skill shortages. I think it is fair to say 2018 has been another challenging year with lots of instability still around into next year too.

However, dotted in between these difficult and challenging times we have still enjoyed many successes including meeting so many passionate and talented candidates and been a part of so many highlights for our clients too!

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Mon 3rd Dec 2018 – NPD Group reveals five eating out trends that will shape the industry in 2019

3rd December 2018

NPD Group reveals five eating out trends that will shape the industry in 2019: Insights firm The NPD Group has identified five new trends that will shape Britain’s £56bn out-of-home (OOH) foodservice industry in 2019. The company said delivery, veganism, transparency, the environment, and virtual restaurants would be the watchwords for next year.

Delivery aggregators will thrive as consumers cocoon themselves indoors

The NPD Group stated: “Driven by technology, the rise in in-home entertainment subscription services such as Netflix and Amazon Prime and a desire to save money, consumers are likely to “cocoon” more and eat more meals at home. Consumer spend on restaurant food delivery could grow 10% in 2019 to reach £5bn. Delivery already plays to consumer needs for convenience and enjoying a “treat”. In the future, consumers wanting to order and eat at home will have more complex requirements, ordering from OOH operators as well as grocery outlets. Aggregators such as Deliveroo, Just Eat and UberEats will reap greater rewards through subscription and loyalty programmes. Look out for foodservice brands partnering with in-home entertainment providers. Winners will be the OOH delivery aggregators that provide consumers with value for money and a good experience, while offering meaningful partnerships and innovative loyalty schemes.”

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