All news articles for September 2019

High street closures: Research by PricewaterhouseCoopers found that, on average, a high street store closed its doors for good every 90 minutes in the first half of 2019

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How to future-proof the high street pub?

By Stuart Stone

With a swathe of new data revealing the extent to which our town centres are changing, we ask in what way, shape or form can the high street pub survive?

River safety: pubs are encouraged to sign up to training to help people who get into trouble in rivers around York (image: RNLI/Nathan Williams)

Pubs offered river rescue training

By Emily Hawkins

Staff at riverside pubs will be trained on how to rescue drinkers who experience trouble in the waters around York.

Cocktail craze: pubgoers want visually appealing drinks but are tending towards simpler serves, Pontoon’s Simon Weston said

Drinkers seeking ‘purist’ cocktails

By Emily Hawkins

Simple serves will be the next big trend within the cocktail category out-of-home, according to the director of a pre-batch cocktail company.

Alternative choice: a vegan burger is one of the options being added to Punch menus (credit: Kim Burrows)

Punch teams up with vegan fast-food operator

By Nikkie Thatcher

Punch and meat-free food business Biff’s Kitchen has joined forces to put vegan fast food on the menu at a selection of pubs in cities across the country.