The Night Time Industries Association (NTIA) has voiced concern over the new Covid variant Omicron but has welcomed the Government's decision to not ‘mitigate against hospitality’ by preventing enforced use of face masks.
JD Wetherspoon (JDW) will end its 41-year association with Heineken UK after announcing a new 20-year supply partnership with Budweiser Brewing Group that will begin on 15 December – it has also signed deals with other industry heavyweights.
This year’s Drinks List has been impacted by the fact the on-trade sector was either in lockdown or operating under restrictions from October 2020 to July 2021, which was a longer period than when the results was previously compiled.
For the first time since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, all sectors within hospitality saw staff headcount increase in October, compared to last year, but staffing levels were still down 18% in comparison to the same period two years ago.
Beers have taken over the latest new product launches such as Brooklyn Brewery's Stonewall Inn IPA, Blitzen and Snowflake from Black Sheep Brewery and Vocation's five stouts variants. But a chilli bacon vodka and healthy mixer range may tempt...