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UKH and BBPA call for online sales tax

UKHospitality (UKH) and the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) have shown support for the Government’s proposed online sales tax but warned the sector must be given due consideration to level the playing field and avoid double-taxation.

Can pubs be better employers?

With staffing challenges continuing to cause headaches for pub operators, the Lock In team tackle some of the issues that are causing the sector problems and have a bit of discussion about baldness discrimination...

Are we victims of our own tenacity?

The pub sector has always been something of a survivor, adapting and rolling with the punches thrown at it, but are we now finding ourselves the victims of our own tenacity?

Menus grow and prices climb by 3.1%

Menus at pubs and bars have grown in size with prices rising by 3.1% as operators try to entice customers while balancing rising inflation rates, revealed data from Lumina Intelligence’s Menu Tracker.

C&C sells Admiral stake

Drinks company C&C Group has announced the sale of minority interest in pubco Admiral Taverns to Proprium Capital Partners for a total consideration of £55m.

Female drinkers could be key in cask take-up

Licensee Ady Smith operates Greene King pub the Dove Street Inn, in Ipswich, with partner Karen. Here he explains how they took on the site and how cask can break ground with younger people.

Tin of Sardines to open third site

Tin of Sardines, which made headlines when it opened the world’s smallest gin bar in Durham, is set to open a third site, on Sunderland’s sea front, with a landscaped outdoor terrace hanging over the Roker Pier.

Drinks sales up 3% in week to 7 May

Average sales by value in managed pubs, bars, and restaurants in the seven days to Saturday 7 May were 3% up on the same week in 2019 in the third best result so far this year, according to the latest CGA Drinks Recovery Tracker.

FEATURE: Go hard on capturing soft drinks sales

It’s an old conundrum for the publican. You’d like to sell more soft drinks. You’d like to stock a bigger range. You’d like to offer your non-drinking customers something a little more interesting. In an ideal world. But as you may have noticed lately,...

Pubs report flat sales in April

Britain’s leading managed pub, bar and restaurant groups recorded like-for-like sales growth of 2% in April 2022, the latest Coffer CGA Business Tracker has revealed.

FEATURE: Why low and no alcohol is not a compromise

The summer is coming with outside drinking and eating set to drive customers into the pub. And while many will reach for their usual tipple in the summer months some people for whatever reason will be looking at not drinking or reducing their alcohol...

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