All news articles for February 2019

Tech please: operators are being encouraged to take advantage of pay-at-table apps that let customers order without having to visit the bar (image: Tabology)

Why pubs should be embracing technology

By Robert Mann

As consumers in the UK become more reliant on their smartphones, The Morning Advertiser reveals why pub operators should be going further to embrace technology.

Sound advice: a noise limiter could be agreed with the council

Top tips: beware of noise pollution from spring

By Poppleston Allen

As you might have already noticed, the nights and mornings have got that little bit lighter of late. And it is only a few weeks now until you will need to put your clocks forward; meaning that nicer weather is hopefully on its way.

No appetite yet: changes to the late-night levy policy are likely to include food premises such as kebab shops and not just pubs

Late-night levy changes are close

By Poppleston Allen

As you may be aware Southwark and Redbridge have become the latest London boroughs to throw their hats into the late-night levy ring, confirming they both intend to consult on adopting a levy, with a view to taking effect in September and October 2019...

Blowing smoke: as the smoke clears, will e-cigarettes be the answer at your pub?

Could indoor vaping be good for business?

By Nikkie Sutton

Although smoking in pubs is illegal, operators could consider allowing customers to use e-cigarettes inside their venues to draw more punters in

Put the Ketel on: Diageo Reserve’s vodka Ketel One has launched three lower ABV spirits

Ketel One launches lower ABV spirit range

By Robert Mann

Diageo Reserve’s vodka Ketel One has launched a collection of fruit-infused spirits, in an effort to satisfy health-conscious consumers’ demand for lower-alcohol spirits.

Mental wellbeing: The Benevolent CEO Chris Porter addresses mental health issues in the industry

Less than half of drinks staff ‘on top of mental health’

By Stuart Stone

According to statistics revealed by Chris Porter, chief executive of drinks industry charity The Benevolent at Craft Beer Rising 2019, only 46% of staff describe themselves as being ‘on top of their mental health’.

Shelf appeal: the opening trade discussion at Craft Beer Rising 2019 addressed how craft label design

Design rules shouldn’t stifle beer artwork

By Stuart Stone

A panel discussion at the first trade session of Craft Beer Rising 2019 dissected rules governing can designs and why they don’t have to hamper creativity.

Perfect storm: high streets have been battling rising business rates and many other factors

Insolvency costs to taxpayers rise by 31%

By Nikkie Sutton

Insolvent companies – across all sectors of the British economy – that couldn’t pay their debts, have cost taxpayers £3.07bn in payments to former staff members during the past 10 years.