All news articles for September 13, 2017

Premium soft drinks still popular despite 'sugar levy'

Premium soft drinks still popular despite 'sugar levy'

By James Beeson

The looming sugar levy and changes to lifestyle choices are having a profound effect on the soft drinks market but with customers seeking to treat themselves on special occasions, premium options are still proving popular.

Environmental campaign: Laine Pub Co stops serving straws

Laine Pub Co latest operator to ban plastic straws

By Georgina Townshend

Laine Pub Co has ceased serving plastic straws with drinks in all of its 55 pubs across London and Brighton - and estimates that this will stop more than 2m from entering the ecosystem.

New note, new checks: make sure your staff accept only genuine new £10 notes

Get your pub ready for the new £10 note

By Georgina Townshend

As with any business that handles cash, pubs will need to plan, prepare and train staff on key security features for the introduction of the brand new polymer £10 note, which will come into circulation tomorrow (14 September).

Call for help: the WSTA wants action from the Government on 'triple whammy'

WSTA calls on Government for on-trade help

By Michelle Perrett

The Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) has called on the Government to help the on-trade, as it revealed the average price of a 175ml glass of wine has increased by 21p compared to the same period last year.

Beer duty: BBPA fears increase in Budget

BBPA issues warning over beer tax in Budget

By Michelle Perrett

The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has issued a warning that the rocketing inflation rate should not be used to ratchet up beer taxes in the autumn Budget.