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For news, insight and market trends in foodservice and catering, as well as advice for catering for different consumer groups and new product information, we recommend the magazines and websites below. For advice on legislation affecting caterers, we've listed trade associations representing the interests foodservice operators.


Wholesale News

Wholesale News is FWD's in-house publication. It covers grocery and foodservice wholesale, with features on how suppliers and wholesalers work together to support their customers. It includes a round-up of industry and product news, features on food and drink, news from the catering sector and wholesale appointments.                                                                    


The Publican’s Morning Advertiser – published by William Reed

 The Publican’s Morning Advertiser is a must read title of licensees in the pub sector. Each issue provides essential information and advice, as well as data and special reports on the latest consumer trends that will shape the future of the on-trade.


M&C Allegra Foodservice Report – published my William Reed

M&C Allegra Foodservice’s News and Opinion provides daily insight and intelligence on the UK eating and drinking out sectors. The news is heavily relied upon by senior executives within the sector who use the unique content to stay ahead of the sector’s movements and trends, to better understand customers and support business development.


Pub & Bar Magazine – published by H20 Publishing

Pub & Bar is the only fortnightly publication in the UK targeted at the premium pub and bar operators. It is an invaluable resource to operators and owners; encompassing all that is relevant to the modern on-trade. Pub & Bar includes everything from extended industry news, regular food and drink features, venues and new openings and details about the latest new products coming to the market.


Lunch Business – publishing by Dewberry Redpoint

Lunch Business is aimed at decision makers in the multiple retailers, hotel groups and contract caterers. It features news, interviews, marketing and design advice and essential new product information.


OOH – published by H20 Publishing

Out Of Home focuses on the quick service restaurant and food-to-go industry including craft and scratch bakers, delicatessens, high street sandwich chains, coffee shops and casual fast dining outlets. Editorial content includes news, information and analysis about a range of products, practices and services, including ingredients, foods, beverages, equipment, packaging and disposables. The majority of recipients are professionals are craft bakeries, coffee shops and sandwich shops.


Big Hospitality – part of William Reed

BigHospitality is an online resource covering the hospitality industry. The site is updated daily with restaurant, hotel and pub news, and runs RSS feeds from other hospitality industry websites to enable it to cover all sectors of the industry. It has dedicated business advice section and a products area to keep users up to date with all the latest food, drink and equipment news. A network of industry bloggers provides debate on all the latest topics affecting the industry and to highlight some of its lighter sides. It targets professionals working in all aspects of the hospitality industry, including at restaurants, hotels and pubs.


Eat Out – published by Dewberry Redpoint

Eat Out offers editorial coverage focusing on the needs and interests of the modern restaurateur, comprising a mix of news, analysis, articles, features and product news for the out of home dining market. It is read by executives and decision makers at group head offices, owners, proprietors, chefs or executives in free houses, gastro pubs, hotels, stand-alone restaurants and leisure venues.


The Caterer

Each week The Caterer offers perspective and views on issues, news and events that shape the hospitality industry, as well as featuring the latest hotels to restaurants, contact catering for food, drink and equipment.


Cost Sector Catering – published by Dewberry Redpoint

Cost Sector Catering magazine tackles catering issues in health, education, public services and contract catering. The magazine carries news, features, product news and sector specific news. It is aimed at decision makers for staff and visitor feeding, school meals, prison feeding and even catering on oil rigs and aeroplanes.


School Caterer – published by Dewberry Redpoint

School Caterer is the Local Authority Association’s magazine. Its aim is to feature news stories about LACA and the industry, showcase skills and expertise within this sector and to provide the reader with a profile of the forthcoming activities and events in the LACA calendar such as conferences and seminars. It is aimed at the members of LACA.


EDUcatering – published by H20 Publishing

EDUcatering magazine is an independent trade publication in the UK focusing exclusively on educational catering. Each issue includes in-depth interviews with industry professionals, cooking equipment and motivational features. There are regular LACA and School Food Trust columns as well as competitions and the latest product information. It is aimed at key school catering buyers responsible for the food, drink, equipment and services in the 30,000 UK state and independent schools.


FSM  – published by H20 Publishing

Each issue contains in-depth feature articles and interviews with industry professionals, as well as latest news, topical pieces and market intelligence. Regular contributions are provided by industry insiders, and among the topics covered are food and drink, hot and cold beverages, cost issues, equipment, technology, safety, cleaning and hygiene. It targets purchase influences and decision-making professionals in the contract catering and facilities management industry, with the majority of readers working at contract catered and self-operated sites.


TUCO – published by H20 Publishing

TUCO magazine is the official title for The University Caterers Organisation and reaches all higher and further education outlets in the UK with in-house catering. Editorial content includes the latest UK and European industry and university catering news, case studies of university bars, cafes and restaurants, meal opportunities, banqueting, conference and events, products and equipment features. TUCO targets UK universities or colleges where they provide all in-house catering service and bars, including all 160 TUCO members.


Care Home Catering – published by H20 Publishing 

Care Home Catering is a unique magazine dedicated to the provision of food and nutrition for the elderly within this sector. Each quarterly issue includes a wealth of information on current news and trends, in-depth interviews with industry figures and features addressing a range of topics.


Take Stock

Take Stock is multi-platform magazine going out to 25,000 independent caterers across the UK. It aims to provide a useful resource for restaurants, hotels and cafes through celebrity features, informative articles and the latest industry news.


Stir It Up 

Stir It Up is a magazine for customers for the Country Range Group, an independent foodservice group in the UK, including Northern Ireland and the Channel Islands. The Group’s customers cover the full spectrum of the welfare, leisure and education sectors.



InaPub is a monthly magazine for pub licensees and their teams. The magazine includes insightful interviews, features and practical business building tips.


Café Culture

Café Culture magazine is a trade magazine for the UK café industry for supplier café retailers, coffee houses and wholesalers. The magazine’s aim is to support and report on the café market-p[lace with a mix of advisory articles, news and information, company profiles and product news.


Sandwich & Food To Go News

International Sandwich & food to go news (former International Sandwich & Snack News) is a bi-monthly trade title from the British Sandwich Association (BSA). Covering industry developments, new products, supplier news and latest research, the magazine focuses on a range of different sandwich and snack outlets that includes both major chains and independent shops. It also provides detailed insight into the legislation affecting the industry.


British Baker

British Baker is a fortnightly business magazine for professionals working in bakeries and companies that supply equipment and ingredients to bakers and food manufacturers. British Baker reaches into the plant, craft, supermarket, ingredient, equipment and in-store bakery markets and allied to that, the food-to-go, snacks, hot beverages and soft drinks arenas. It provides industry operators with in-depth business features and information on market developments. It includes everything from recipe ideas and new product developments, to regular pricing surveys, jobs and classified.


Casual Dining – published by H20 publishing

Casual Dining is a magazine dedicated to the sector within the UK’s eating out market. The phenomenon that is casual dining is experiencing rapid growth, with restaurants typically being table service and often part of a chain - their offering sits between fast food establishments and fine dining restaurants. The magazine's audience is specifically casual dining restaurants which are often part of a chain (brand-led operators) or independent.


Stockpot – published by H2O publishing                                                                          

The key medium the Craft Guild uses to communicate with its members, Stockpot's editorial coverage includes culinary competition updates, event reviews and chef profiles, as well as regular focus features on ingredients, training, legislative issues, and masterclasses. It is supported by the website In November 2014, the magazine publisher changed from Dewberry Redpoint to H20 Publishing.


Hotel F&B – published by H2O publishing                                                                                                                                                    

Launched in May 2014, Hotel F&B Magazine (UK) is a monthly magazine that focuses on the food and beverage offering within the UK hotel industry. Published by H2O Publishing, the magazine features industry insight from executive chefs and professionals within this sector. The magazine targets professionals in food, drink and catering within the UK hotel industry.


Hefma PULSE – published by H2O publishing                                                      

The HefmA Pulse is the official magazine for HefmA (Health Estates & Facilities Management Association). HefmA was formed in the early 1990’s as a branch based network of Estates and Facilities Professionals working in the NHS. HefmA is made up of 8 regional branches across England and the membership is made up 380 Directors and Senior Managers of Estates and Facilities working in the National Health Service. The healthcare management magazine targets those responsible for the day-to-day operation, support and maintenance of all hospitals under the NHS Trust.


Sports & Leisure Catering – published by H2O publishing                                                  

Published four times a year, each issue of Sports & Leisure Catering offers articles, business advice and topical features, case studies on successful operations and in-depth interviews with leading figures from
the attractions and catering industries. The magazine is aimed at professionals working in the hospitality sector.


Propel Morning Briefing                                                                                            

The Morning Briefing is a daily newsletter for pubs, restaurants and food service operators. The newsletter includes information on the latest news, marketing and legal, propel opinion, American perspective, restaurant reviews, company results and financial outlook as well as flavour of trade. The website is aimed at professionals working in pubs, restaurants and food service operators.


Garden Centre & Farm Shop Catering – published by H2O publishing              

Published four times a year, this magazine brings together a wealth of information to help owners maximise the potential of on-site catering facilities.





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