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Laura Willoughby: founder of Club Soda talks about the opportunities of low and no alcohol drinks for pubs

9 things we learned at the Club Soda event

By Claire Churchard

Traditionally the pub trade has not done the best job of serving or promoting low and no-alcoholic drinks. But with a burgeoning demand for these products pubs have an opportunity to capitalise on this market.

Feeling isolated: employees from three pubcos can talk to lonely people who have worked in the trade

Pubcos team up with LTC to combat loneliness

By Georgina Townshend

Leading pubs companies Mitchells & Butlers, Ei Group and Punch have teamed up with the Licensed Trade Charity (LTC) to help tackle loneliness among those who have worked in the trade.

Aiming high: Freemasons has big plans for the future

Investment plans for Freemasons

By Nicholas Robinson

The Freemasons at Wiswell is a leading light for pubs offering outstanding food, but boss Steven Smith believes this is just the start.

Pub tracker findings: quarterly figures also revealed growth for independent pubs and family visits

Promotions lose allure in driving visits to the pub

By Stuart Stone

According to latest figures published by the NPD Pub Tracker, which publishes quarterly insights into sales and visit patterns at British pubs, footfall in the year ending September 2017 was less driven by promotions.

White cider duty: traditional cider producers fear the tax hike could inadvertently penalise them

White cider tax slammed by industry experts

By James Beeson

Traditional cider makers, industry figures and pubs have hit out at plans to increase the duty paid on super-strength cider announced in the Autumn Budget this week.