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Trade bodies urge govt to provide more targeted support

Published:  24 September, 2020

Trade bodies have urged the government to provide more sector targeted support following Chancellor Sunak Rishi announcement of the Winter Economy Plan earlier today. 

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Sunak reveals new Job Support Scheme and confirms VAT cuts

Published:  24 September, 2020

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has confirmed the details of the government’s Winter Economy Plan, including a new Job Support Scheme that will replace furlough when it closes on 31 October, and an extension of the VAT break for hospitality until 31 March 2021. 

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Quarter of businesses think they will fail by end of year

Published:  24 September, 2020

Almost a quarter (23%) of hospitality businesses think their businesses will fail by the end of the year without further government support.

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UKH: “Cumulative effect of new restrictions hugely damaging”

Published:  23 September, 2020

The industry has called on the government for immediate and wide-ranging support following the latest hospitality restrictions imposed on the on-trade. 

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CEBR warns 10pm closure order could reverse economic recovery

Published:  22 September, 2020

The planned introduction of a 10pm closure order could reverse the country’s economic recovery, the Centre of Economics and Business Research (CEBR) has warned.

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Paving the way back to tasting

Published:  22 September, 2020

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New 10pm closure order "another crushing blow”

Published:  22 September, 2020

UK Hospitality (UKH) has described the planned introduction of a 10pm closure order and compulsory table service for on-site sales across England as “another crushing blow” to the beleaguered industry. 

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Sales dip after EOHO ends but trend for early week trading continues

Published:  21 September, 2020

Food and drink sales fell back last week following the end of the Eat Out to Help Out (EOHO) scheme and fresh concerns about rising Covid infections, according to new CGA research. 

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Round Table: Rebooting the on-trade

Published:  17 September, 2020

Prominent restaurateurs joined Andrew Catchpole around a virtual table to discuss rebuilding trade in the new norm.

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UKH calls for furlough extension as part of response to govt announcements

Published:  10 September, 2020

UK Hospitality (UKH) has called on the governement to extend the furlough scheme for the hospitality industry as part of its response to the new Covid measures. 

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Hospitality gets behind Kickstart initiative

Published:  10 September, 2020

The HospitalityUnite website, set up to help hospitality workers find alternative employment during lockdown, has switched its focus to support the government’s Kickstart initiative for young people.

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EOHO boosts Treasury coffers by £250m

Published:  09 September, 2020

The Eat to Help Out scheme (EOHO) directly benefitted the government to the tune of £250m, while also saving thousands of jobs in the pub and hospitality sector, according to new data.

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Berry Bros confirms FMV restructure

Published:  04 September, 2020

Berry Bros & Rudd (BBR) has confirmed it will be restructuring its Fields, Morris & Verdin (FMV) wholesale arm following the announcement of an internal review in June. 

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FDF: Untapped export potential key to industry recovery

Published:  03 September, 2020

Despite business confidence falling to record lows across the food and drink industry in the second quarter of 2020, untapped overseas export markets remain a “golden opportunity” for recovery and growth for businesses, according to a new report. 

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Quinta de la Rosa latest to join Bibendum from FMV

Published:  03 September, 2020

Bibendum Wine has expanded its Douro menu with the addition of Quinta de la Rosa to its on-trade and Walker & Wodehouse portfolios.

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The Wine Society launches initiative to support ‘key’ growers

Published:  03 September, 2020

The Wine Society has launched a campaign to support some of its key growers affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.  

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Ornellaia appoints MMD as its UK distributor

Published:  02 September, 2020

Maisons Marques et Domaines (MMD) has been been appointed UK distributor for Italian winery Ornellaia, taking over from Armit Wines.  

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Majestic reverts back to traditional logo

Published:  02 September, 2020

Majestic has revealed it is reverting back to its traditional ‘bunch of grapes grape’ logo, which was used as the company’s identity between 1991 to 2018.

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WSET candidate figures hit by Covid but buoyed by online

Published:  02 September, 2020

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) has reported an 11% drop in candidates taking a qualification in the last academic year (2019/20).

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Pernod Ricard UK appoints wine portfolio director

Published:  01 September, 2020

Pernod Ricard UK (PRUK) has appointed Lucy Bearman to the newly created position of wine portfolio director. 

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