Bad weather hit November trade

By Gemma McKenna

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Bad weather was to blame for a -7.4% sales slump at pubs and restaurants in November, according to the latest Coffer Peach Business Tracker report....

Bad weather was to blame for a -7.4% sales slump at pubs and restaurants in November, according to the latest Coffer Peach Business Tracker report.

The latest report showed sales growth across Britain's leading pub and restaurant groups slid back last month, with month-on-month sales down -7.4% against October.

Like-for-like sales were collectively ahead 1.3% compared to November last year, but his was in contrast to the 2.8% increase recorded in October.

"It looks like the blame rests squarely with that old enemy, the weather. It was the wettest November since 1914, according to the Met Office," said Peter Martin of Peach Factory, which produces the Business Tracker.

Total year-on-year sales were up 3.5%, on the back of a 5.7% increase in October and a 5.2% increase in November.

The figures come from the monthly Coffer Peach Business Tracker, run in partnership with KPMG, UBS and the Coffer Group, which monitors performance across the UK eating and drinking-out sector.

The Tracker collects and collates sales data from 15 major firms to provide an aggregated market figure.

Operators involved include leading managed pub chains Mitchells & Butlers, Whitbread and Punch Pub Co and leading casual dining restaurant groups Gondola, Pizza Hut and Tragus.

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