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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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Slow return for consumer confidence

Published:  20 August, 2020

Consumer confidence with regard to eating and drinking out dipped in the UK in July as the reality of an altered hospitality landscape sank in.

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Hospitality biggest casualty as record UK recession confirmed

Published:  12 August, 2020

Britain’s economy shrank by 20.4% in the three months to June 2020, marking the deepest contraction currently of any major economy, with the Accommodation & Food sectors among the hardest hit, slumping by 86.7%.

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Second wave lockdown spreads from Manchester to Aberdeen

Published:  05 August, 2020

Aberdeen has become the latest city to suffer from a second spike in coronavirus cases, leading pubs and bars to close.

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Over three-quarters of hospitality businesses at risk of insolvency

Published:  04 August, 2020

More than three-quarters of hospitality businesses in the UK are at risk of insolvency within 12 months, according to a new survey by UK Hospitality.

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On-trade groups continue to nudge up sales as more sites reopen

Published:  31 July, 2020

Managed pub, bar and restaurant groups open across England and Scotland are seeing a steady improvement in sales as more sites reopen, according to the latest Coffer Peach Business Tracker. 

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Brits almost halve alcohol intake during lockdown

Published:  29 July, 2020

Brits consumed 1.3 billion litres of alcohol during the UK’s lockdown period, almost half the 2 billion litres recorded during the same period last year, according to new data from Nielsen Scantrack and CGA.

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Hospitality needs customers if it's to stop going hungry

Published:  28 July, 2020

The hospitality sector is beginning to reopen, but it needs many more customers if its future is to be secured. By Andrew Catchpole

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Staff shifts still down 69% across the UK

Published:  24 July, 2020

The challenge facing the hospitality sector has been reiterated by new figures which show that shifts worked by employees are still down 68.9% across the UK.

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On-trade trading at near 70% of pre-Covid norms

Published:  24 July, 2020

Managed pub, bar and restaurant groups in England have reported improving sales in the second week after shut-down was lifted, boosted by the reopening of more sites, according to the latest Coffer Peach Business Tracker data.

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On-trade reports 40% drop in weekly sales

Published:  17 July, 2020

Sales across on-trade sites open in England in the first week after lockdown was lifted were down 39.8% compared to the same week last year, according to the latest Coffer Peach Business Tracker data released today.  

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Alcohol sales outperform soft drinks on first weekend back

Published:  13 July, 2020

Sales of alcohol in managed pubs and bars outstripped non-alcoholic drinks on the 4 July weekend, it has been revealed, with beer becoming the celebratory lockdown-breaker of choice among punters.

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On-trade re-emerges with professional calm and strong bookings

Published:  06 July, 2020

Early indications from those on-trade operators that chose to reopen over the weekend suggest good numbers of customers and both guests and staff taking safety guidelines in their stride.

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UK-wide bars and restaurants gear up to unveil new look on-trade this weekend

Published:  03 July, 2020

Bars, restaurants and pubs are expected to re-open in droves this weekend, with a complete overhaul of safety procedures set to establish a new normal for the British on-trade.

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Berkmann research suggests 71% of diners plan to spend the same or more

Published:  29 June, 2020

New research by Berkmann Wine Cellars suggests that 71% of those who used to visit restaurants more than once a week will spend the same or more post lockdown.

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Additional 145 million pints to be sold due to reduced ‘distancing’

Published:  24 June, 2020

CGA has calculated that 145 million additional pints of beer will be sold through the on-trade  as a result of the new 1 metre distancing rule, compared with what would have been sold with 2 metres.

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Government publishes re-opening guide

Published:  24 June, 2020

The government has this morning published the re-opening guide for the hospitality industry.

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Post-pandemic staffing

Published:  22 June, 2020

With a shortage of qualified on-trade staff an industry issue pre Covid-19, what will be the outcome for those that weather lockdown? Chris Losh reports.

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Pre-registration and ordering apps considered for on-trade reopening

Published:  22 June, 2020

On-trade visitors may have to register before going to pub, bars and restaurants, health secretary Matt Hancock has suggested.

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On-trade calls grow in urgency for clarity on reopening

Published:  16 June, 2020

As the tough balancing act between protecting health and promoting the economy dominates national debate, UK on-trade operators are becoming increasingly vocal on the need for government clarity ahead of reopening.

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