All news articles for December 2019

The final spotlight: another LTC volunteer expresses how she's made a difference within the trade

How does the Licensed Trade Charity make a difference?

By Nicholas Robinson

In March, Age UK revealed that there are 1.4m chronically lonely older people in England, and many more across the rest of the UK, with the Christmas period only serving to magnifying the issue.

It’s a cracker: pubco is putting the green into Greene King

Greene King goes green with its crackers

By Alice Leader

This year, Greene King is pulling a greener Christmas as it offers an eco-friendly cracker to its customers as a step to reduce its environmental impact.

Pork problems: the issue was with the bacon that is wrapped around the sausage

JDW back serving pigs in blankets again

By Nikkie Thatcher

Pub bemouth JD Wetherspoon (JDW) is serving pigs in blankets again after a problem with supply meant a handful of pubs didn’t have them for a short time.

Food trends: did the past year's food trends get a thumbs up or thumbs down?

Hit or miss: looking back at 2019’s food trends

By Stuart Stone

From activated charcoal croissants and pulled jackfruit to ‘dirty’ vegan food and anything ‘deconstructed’ – which of the food trends tipped to take 2019 by storm have caught on in pubs?

Spurring sales: Ei gears up to offer customers free pints next month

Ei to boost January trade with 100k free drinks giveaway

By Alice Leader

Ei Publican Partnerships is launching the ‘Cheer Up January’ initiative that will donate 100,000 free drinks to drive footfall and drink sales for publicans during the notoriously quiet post-Christmas period.

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