Our June edition is primarily focused on the season of iconic events that are now upon us. We examine just how much the summer could be worth to the eating and drinking-out sector, looking beyond the hype and optimistic forecasts to provide some realistic spending estimates. We also look at the longer term legacy of the summer and how operators are leveraging the global publicity it will generate to expand beyond these shores.
Elsewhere, Jamie Tillman of Kings Park Capital shares his views on private equity investment in the restaurant sector, while Alison Hutchinson of The Pennies Foundation writes about a new charity donation scheme. We also have a full overview of the Budget, take a look at retail bonds as an alternative funding source, and the long-term challenge of sustainability.