Musgrave agrees acquisition of Drinks Inc

Musgrave agrees acquisition of Drinks Inc

Musgrave has announced that it has agreed to acquire the brand and company assets of Drinks Inc.  Drinks Inc will continue to trade as a stand-alone business. Established in 2001 and with annual turnover of £66 million, Belfast based Drinks Inc is one of the largest and fastest growing independent... View Article

Holidays are Coming for Designated Drivers

Holidays are Coming for Designated Drivers

Cool FM presenter Melissa Riddell joined representatives from the PSNI, Department for Infrastructure, NI Hotels Federation and Hospitality Ulster at the Titanic Hotel, Belfast, to launch Coca-Cola’s 13th annual Designated Driver campaign. Coca-Cola is encouraging people across Northern Ireland to take on the role of ‘designated driver’, staying sober on... View Article

Carlsberg launches a new alcohol-free beer ‘Carlsberg 0.0’ a balanced Danish pilsner with 46 calories and zero sugar

Carlsberg launches a new alcohol-free beer ‘Carlsberg 0.0’ a balanced Danish pilsner with 46 calories and zero sugar

Carlsberg, probably the best beer in the world, is proud to announce the launch of Carlsberg 0.0 into the island of Ireland. Carlsberg 0.0 is a refreshing, great tasting Danish Pilsner with zero alcohol, zero sugar and 46 calories per a bottle. The alcohol-free category has doubled in size in... View Article

25th Institute of Hospitality Awards more critical than ever to help stem tourism staff shortages

25th Institute of Hospitality Awards more critical than ever to help stem tourism staff shortages

The crisis affecting Northern Ireland’s “super successful” tourism sector through staff shortages has been highlighted at the launch of the 25th Institute of Hospitality Awards for Professionalism. Dramatic drops in numbers of chefs, restaurant managers, hotel managers and serving staff are being predicted by businesses across Northern Ireland as the... View Article

Irish FA signs Sadler’s Peaky Blinder Lager as new beer partner

Irish FA signs Sadler’s Peaky Blinder Lager as new beer partner

Sadler’s Peaky Blinder Lager has signed a multi-year sponsorship deal with the Irish Football Association (Irish FA) to become the new official beer of the Northern Ireland senior men’s and women’s football teams. The deal, announced today, will offer Northern Ireland fans incredible experiences and opportunities through a wide range... View Article

NIHF Hospitality Exchange Ball raises £2,965 for Friends of the Cancer Centre

NIHF Hospitality Exchange Ball raises £2,965 for Friends of the Cancer Centre

The Northern Ireland Hotels Federation (NIHF) Hospitality Exchange Ball, which was held in Belfast in October 2019, has raised £2,965 for Friends of the Cancer Centre. For 35 years, Friends of the Cancer Centre has been dedicated to making a real and meaningful difference to cancer patients and their families... View Article

Northern Ireland Hotels Federation appoints a new President

Northern Ireland Hotels Federation appoints a new President

The Northern Ireland Hotels Federation (NIHF) has appointed a new President, Stephen Meldrum, who is the General Manager of Hastings Grand Central Hotel, Northern Ireland’s largest hotel. Having worked for Hastings Hotels for over 18 years, Stephen has previously managed the Ballygally Castle Hotel, the Everglades Hotel, the Culloden Hotel... View Article

New Chair and Vice Chair selected at Hospitality Ulster AGM

New Chair and Vice Chair selected at Hospitality Ulster AGM

Danny Coyles of the Anchor Bar Complex, has been named as the new Chair of Hospitality Ulster at its AGM today (Tuesday 5th Nov) in Belfast. While Tony O’Neill from the well-known Belfast restaurants Coppi and Buba takes up the role as the new Vice Chair. Danny Coyles, incoming Chair... View Article

Hellmann’s Vegan Mayo. Great taste, no compromise.

Hellmann’s Vegan Mayo. Great taste, no compromise.

Veganism is a big and growing business out of home. Whether strict or flexitarian, the rise in Irish consumers looking to reduce their meat intake and adopt vegetarian or vegan lifestyles is unstoppable. 8% of Irish consumers follow a meat-free diet* and the number of vegetarians has risen 10% in... View Article

Bushmills Black Bush to bring together the arts of whiskey and cheese tasting

Bushmills Black Bush to bring together the arts of whiskey and cheese tasting

Bushmills® Irish Whiskey is collaborating with renowned cheese affineur and founder of The Cheese Tasting Company, Ned Palmer, to host a series of whiskey and cheese pairing masterclasses across Ireland in November and December. The exclusive events will bring the 2019 #BlackBushStories campaign to a close, following a busy calendar... View Article