All news articles for November 2019

Steady report: fruit and vegetables saw a  slight rise in inflation due to poor weather conditions

Food prices are stabilising

By Nikkie Thatcher

Wholesale foodservice prices are now stabilising after three years of inflation, according to new research.

Cutting queues: bartenders could be unaware they are losing customers

Long queue times ‘drives customers away’

By Alice Leader

New research shows queues could be losing bartenders more customers than they realise, with the average British consumer waiting up to a whopping 12 hours a year for their cocktails.

Going bust: 530 pub companies went insolvent last year

Pub insolvency numbers soaring

By Emily Hawkins

The number of pubs and bars filing for insolvencies has reached its highest point in four years, according to new statistics.

Deterring appeals: pubs have been discouraged from making business rates appeals by the current system (image: Peter Trimming, Geograph)

Publicans put off by lengthy business rates appeals

By Emily Hawkins

The industry has spoken out against the business rates appeals process after Government figures have revealed the number of businesses appealing has dropped dramatically in two years.

More time: multiple operators have two further weeks to complete their Publican Awards entry

2020 Publican Awards deadline extended

By Nikkie Thatcher

Pub companies have been given two weeks’ extra grace to complete their Publican Award entries because the deadline has been extended.

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