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New screen formats and good films behind thriving Indian cinema revenues

Consumer expenditure in the leisure sector in China has seen close to 10% y-o-y growth since 2011, more than twice the growth rates seen in other major markets, according to a 2017 report by OC&C Strategy Consultants. Cinema theatre chains are adding more seats each year and they’re not regretting it. Viewers seem more than happy to catch a film in these tough times, savouring what they feel is affordable entertainment. Not surprising then that Bollywood’s revenues are understood to have nudged closer to Rs 4,000 crore in 2019 with just…

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UK catering industry report finds sustainability key to future prosperity

Some 83% of consumers expect hospitality brands to engage on some aspects of sustainability. Consumers are demanding  more engagement on sustainability from hospitality operators, according to CGA and UKHospitality’s latest Future Shock report. The new report includes data from a major survey of environmental and ethical issues across restaurants, pubs, bars and hotels. It found that 83.1% of people now expect hospitality brands to “engage on at least some aspects of sustainability”. The leading consumer concern was the  ethical sourcing of food and drink, with 64.6% of respondents now expecting to see this…

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Notts: next plans published for mixed use scheme with cinema

Plans for the second phase of the redevelopment of Beeston town centre have been revealed. Architects Leonard Design have submitted plans for a mixed-use scheme including 132 apartments with commercial units on the ground floor that could be used for retail, offices, resturants or bars or leisure use. Monk Estates and William May are the joint developers on the scheme, which is the second phase of the regeneration of Beeston Square. Early last year, Broxtowe Borough Council secured a deal to bring Arc Cinema to Beeston town centre as part…

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