All news articles for October 09, 2017

Appetite for fizz: on-trade bubbly sales have risen

Prosecco sales up 9% on last year

By Helen Gilbert

The UK’s appetite for sparkling wine shows no sign of abating with sales up 9% in a year and some bars and pubs now stocking Prosecco on tap, research has revealed.

Lease renewal: procedures should not be embarked on without the benefit of professional advice

Property advice: Give lease a chance

By Michelle Perrett

Lease renewals are a vital part of a publican’s business development, but procedures under the Landlord and Tenant Act are fraught with potential problems and shouldn’t be embarked on without the benefit of professional advice.

Confusing elements: controversy has stalked the pubs code at every stage

Spotlight: When is MRO not MRO?

By Michelle Perrett

Controversy has stalked the pubs code at every stage. But one of the most confusing elements is licensees’ access to the market-rent-only (MRO) option. Here, we look at how this part of the legislation is progressing, or not, in some cases.

Expert opinion: former Liverpool skipper Jamie Carragher will be hoping for a win against United

In association with Sky Sports

Sky Sports launches video competition for licensees

By MA editorial

Sky Sports has launched a video competition for UK licensees to celebrate its upcoming ‘Winning Weekends’ – a tantalising line-up of top sport during big weekends and packed days of action that no other broadcaster can offer.

Triumph: M&B's Caroline Davies and Billy Spong with the LTC Outstanding Corporate Contribution award

M&B triumphs at LTC awards

By Helen Gilbert

Mitchells & Butlers (M&B) has fought off competition from Fuller's, Shepherd Neame and Black Sheep Brewery to win at the Licensed Trade Charity’s (LTC) Annual Volunteer Awards.

Targeting the community: improvements at the Empress will be jointly funded

Ei and multi-site licensees create 'community hub' pub

By Georgina Townshend

Ei Publican Partnerships and "experienced local multiple operators" are jointly funding a £130,000 renovation to create a "quality, traditional pub with a little something for everyone in the local community".

Inflationary: pubs are facing bigger rises in food and drink costs

7 ways to combat food price inflation in your pub

By James Beeson

Food price inflation is nothing new, and many a pub operator will be used to that one local who sits in the corner complaining that his ploughman’s and pint of bitter is far more expensive than it used to be.