The trade is braced for one of the biggest nights of the year, dubbed “the black Friday of booze”, with sales of alcohol in pubs, bars and restaurants forecast to rise by over 100% compared to an average Friday.
JD Wetherspoon has secured its fifth site in Liverpool – the Head of Steam at Lime Street station.
Kate Nicholls, chief executive of the Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR), will chair a new Night-Time Economy Board for the Mayor of London and Metropolitan Police Commissioner.
A licensing consultant and publican have accused a Rotherham councillor of wasting public funds on an “unnecessary hearing”, after he objected to an extension of the bar’s opening hours “without any evidence”.
The drinks industry has exceeded its target of removing one billion units of alcohol in the market two years early, a new report shows.
Menesh Modhwadia of New Inventive Pub Company and Darren King of Greene King Pub Partners have been named Area Manager and Business Development Manager of the Year respectively, in the ALMR’s Operations Managers Awards.
The Gambling Commission is looking to appeal the First-Tier Tribunal’s decision to allow Greene King a bingo licence, in order to stop commercial gambling “spreading to pubs”.
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