All news articles for March 21, 2016

5 things to know before buying knives

5 things to know before buying knives

By Daniel Woolfson

With the huge quantity of knives available, it can be tricky finding the knife – or set of knives – to suit your particular needs. Read on for the Publican’s Morning Advertiser's top tips for first-time knife buyers.

The Merseyside derby is one of a host of big games live on Sky

TV Sport

Sky adds big midweek clashes to Premier League run-in

By Mike Berry

Sky Sports has added five more live midweek Barclays Premier League games to its April and May schedule, bringing pubs live action throughout the week as the race for the title intensifies.

Consumers want a better served premium soft drink, new research shows

Britvic soft drinks review

Premiumisation helps lift soft drink sales in the on-trade

By Nicholas Robinson

Soft drinks sales in the licensed and leisure channel grew by 3.2% in volume to 1.9bn litres last year, with trends such as all-day dining, premiumisation and food-led socialising driving the uplift, according to Britvic’s latest soft drinks review.

Labelling rare burger risks on menus may not be enough, warns expert

Food safety

Rare burger risk warnings ‘not enough to save you in court’

By Nicholas Robinson

Warning pub customers about the potential dangers of ordering and eating high-risk foods – such as oysters and rare burgers – is unlikely to be enough of a defence to stave off prosecution in the event of legal action.

Could Pret replace the pub?

Analysis

Could Pret replace the pub?

By Emily Sutherland

There are plenty of obstacles in the way of pubs, and it’s not just coming from Government taxation, there’s also coffee shops and fast-food businesses to beat. Emily Sutherland reports.