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Hospitality saw 10,650 more businesses in 2021 vs March 2019: Research reflects 'resilience and excellence' of the sector (Credit: Getty/glegorly)

Hospitality site numbers up 10,650 against pre-Covid

By Rebecca Weller

There were 10,650 more food and drink businesses across the hospitality sector in 2021 than in March 2019 and 3,650 more when compared with March 2020, according to data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) official UK Business Count.

Still short of pre-coronavirus trading: Drinks sales in the week to Saturday 15 January were down 12% (Credit: Getty/AleksandarNakic)

Drinks sales down 12% in the week to 15 January

By Rebecca Weller

Average drinks sales by value in Britain’s managed pubs, bars and restaurants in the week to Saturday 15 January were 12% down when compared to the same week in 2020, according to the latest CGA Drinks Recovery Tracker.

Restart the party: vaccine passports will remain in place at Scottish nightclubs (credit: Getty/agrobacter)

Scottish restrictions ‘worth it’ as nightclubs reopen

By Gary Lloyd

Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said restrictions that have hit hospitality hard during the pandemic had been “worth it” as nightclubs and large indoor events were permitted to resume from Monday 24 January.

UKH Benchmarking Survey: Publicans urged to take part in the future shaping survey

UKH survey to help Government shape future of sector

By Rebecca Weller

UKHospitality (UKH) has urged operators, including pubs and nightclubs, to take part in its upcoming annual Benchmarking Survey, following its hiatus last year due to the pandemic.

Pub sales down 29.2% in December 2021: Lifting of restrictions means businesses can look forward to better conditions to aid their recovery in 2022 (Credit: Getty/monkeybusinessimages)

Saturday 4 December most profitable trading day

By Rebecca Weller

Pub sales were down 29.2% in December 2021 when compared to 2019 with New Year’s Eve sales down some 30%, however staff headcounts and hours worked were in good stead, the latest Fourth Hospitality Report has shown.

Acquisition history: Christie & Co's report looked at some of the biggest deals in the sector from last year (image: Getty/ Adam Gault)

Pub sales volumes up more than 100%

By Nikkie Thatcher

Transaction volumes for the pub sector rose by 103% in 2021, a new report from business property adviser Christie & Co has revealed.