All news articles for November 2019

Crunching the numbers: an in-depth look at the best performing brands and variants in every beverage category in the on-trade

Drinks list 2020

The Drinks List: Top Brands to Stock 2020

By Nicholas Robinson

Getting to grips with data in The Morning Advertiser’s Drinks List 2019 will give operators a head start in formulating successful drinks menus.

Cut the red tape: groups want politicians to look into making the process of buying a community pub easier

Community pubs plea for recognition in election

By Emily Hawkins

Many community pubs act as a lifeline for residents of rural areas with little else around them. Ahead of the general election on 12 December, The Morning Advertiser asked the volunteers and publicans behind the bar at these sites what they would say...

Inauspicious start: while Amazon is arguably too big to fail here, leaving publicans out in the cold feels like an unnecessary misstep, according to Dom Collingwood (L)

My Shout

Amazon needs to be transparent for pubs to use services

By Dom Collingwood

It’s not been the most encouraging entry to the market from Amazon with a dearth of information and a disappointing lack of transparency, says Matchpint co-founder Dom Collingwood.

Rum’s the word: while the overall rum market only grew marginally, excitement surrounds the category for 2020

Rum set to be next big spirit in 2020

By Nikkie Thatcher

Sales of dark and golden rums are on the rise as in the 12 months to June 2019, dark rums were worth £127m and golden rums £383m, according to a new report.

Extra presents: publicans can expect their pubs to be busier than usual this Christmas

Early Xmas celebrations could bump up sales

By Alice Leader

Christmas could come early this year as Brits get into the festive spirit, starting their celebrations before they normally would, according to CGA analysis.

Party time: don't let Christmas revellers spoil the fun

Top tips: dealing with unpredictable customers

By Poppleston Allen

At this time of year, it is worthwhile reminding operators that Christmas and new year attract office parties and celebrations that will likely take place at licensed premises.

Award winner: Ian Payne's support to the industry is recognised

Stonegate chairman scores Industry Icon award

By Alice Leader

Stonegate Pub Company chairman Ian Payne has scooped the CGA Peach Industry Icon at the 2019 Hero and Icon Awards for his lasting and positive contribution to the sector.

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