All news articles for January 2019

Children in pubs: Poppleston Allen's Graeme Cushion discusses what pub operators need to know about youngsters in pubs

In association with Poppleston Allen

Need to know: children in pubs

By Poppleston Allen

The questions of whether children can work in licensed premises or indeed be in those premises as a customer are ones that sometimes cause confusion and therefore may benefit from some clarification.

Lifted spirits: drinks giant Diageo revealed that its net sales increased by 5.8% in the second half of 2018

‘Gin boom’ continues to drive growth for Diageo

By Stuart Stone

Spirits maker Diageo, which owns brands Smirnoff, Guinness and Johnnie Walker, has revealed that continued growth in gin sales helped the drinks mogul achieve a 5.8% net sales increase in the second half of 2018.

Fairer: ABI scraps connection fees for small brewers

AB InBev scraps connection fees for small brewers

By Nicholas Robinson

Budweiser and Stella Artois brewer AB InBev has launched new line fees, which are claimed to be fairer than those already on the market and which involve scrapping charges for small producers.

High calibre: Heineken's £2.2m funding for the Gun is the largest amount it has spent on a single-site upgrade

Heineken invests record £2.2m in pub upgrade

By Stuart Stone

Heineken and the East London Pub Co have completed a £2.2m investment in the Gun in Spitalfields, London – the brewer’s largest ever investment in a single pub from its Star Pubs & Bars estate.

Market leader: Pilsner-style brews account for nine out of 10 beers consumed in the world today

Beers that changed the world

By James Beeson

Every so often a beer comes along that stands out from the rest; a beer that clears a pathway for others to follow. Without these iconic products, beer as we know it would be a very different proposition

Smell the coffee: licensees are urged to have the right hot beverage equipment available to attract new punters

Give customers a hot hit in winter

By Robert Mann

As coffee shops continue to pop up on our high streets – is now the time to rethink your hot beverage offer to cater for the punter of the future?

Working in tandem: the Jolly Brewers will donate excess food to the foodbank in nearby King's Lynn

Pub announces foodbank partnership

By Stuart Stone

The Jolly Brewers in Shouldham Thorpe, Norfolk, has announced a partnership with King’s Lynn Foodbank to tackle the pub’s edible food waste output.