All news articles for September 2019

Fraudulent content: TripAdvisor has released a report that looks into fake reviews

TripAdvisor ‘stopped 1m fake reviews’

By Nikkie Thatcher

Review site TripAdvisor has claimed it stopped more than 1m fake review from reaching the platform in 2018 and said it is “far from complacent” dealing with fraud detection.

Please re-lease me: Cedar Green Group states hospitality operators are seeing turnover hit by an average of 21% just on rent

10 tips to securing a new pub or bar lease

By John Deane

It’s a fact. The majority of pub and bar operators are spending more than they can afford on rent and rates, says John Deane a partner at Gannons Solicitors.

Dropping down: the number of people visiting pubs has decreased compared to the year ending July 2018

Pub visits on the slide

By Nikkie Thatcher

Visits to pubs in the week and at the weekends are down 0.6% and 2.4% respectively, according to new research.

Tech love: make technology work for you in the pub

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Consumers ‘obsessed with technology’

By Nicholas Robinson

Research from technology provider Zonal, which polled more than 5,000 consumers in collaboration with CGA, shows Brits are obsessed with technology.

Stop fraud: how to prevent fraud in your business

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Bad management ‘causes fraud’

By Nicholas Robinson

There’s an argument that bad management can result in fraudulent behaviour from staff towards their employees, according to a legal expert.

On the rise: JDW has reported an uplift in its sales

JDW sales up while profit slips

By Nikkie Thatcher

Pub giant JD Wetherspoon (JDW) saw like-for-like sales rise by 6.8% in the year to 28 July 2019, but operating profit dropped by 0.3% to £131.9m, down from £132.3m the previous period.

Leadership change: Hawthorn Leisure’s Gerry Carroll has announced he will step down from his role as CEO on 1 October

Hawthorn Leisure boss Carroll to step down

By Stuart Stone

Hawthorn Leisure – the community pub operating arm of NewRiver REIT – has announced that CEO Gerry Carroll will step down from his role with effect from 1 October.

Free-from: alcohol-free is big and you need to focus on it

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‘Don’t judge low-and-no drinks on their sales’

By Nicholas Robinson

Pubs need to go all in on low-and-no alcohol drinks, whether the sales currently stack up or not because they may risk missing out on the genuinely rising demand for the category.