All news articles for December 2019

Shortlist unveiled: the contenders for the upcoming Publican Awards is released

Publican Awards 2020 finalists revealed

By Ed Bedington

First round judging is now complete and companies across the UK pub and bar sector are celebrating after making the shortlist for the sector’s leading event, The Publican Awards.

Leeding the way: a great heritage, beautiful buildings and an amazing beer culture makes Leeds a place to visit and invest in

Regional Report

What makes Leeds a good place to own a pub?

By Michelle Perrett

Often described as the ‘unofficial capital of Yorkshire’, the UK’s third largest city is a northern powerhouse with a thriving economy.

Friend on the line: Jo Navin advises how to reduce isolation and loneliness among former pub workers

Combating loneliness in the licensed trade

By Nicholas Robinson

Last year, Age UK found more than half a million older people in the UK expected to feel lonely at Christmas, and with less than a month until the big day this year, the spotlight turns to addressing the issue within the drinks trade.

Soft sell: Coca-Cola Zero Sugar has enjoyed huge volume and value boosts in the past year

Drinks List 2020

On-trade sales of sugar-free Coca-Cola and Pepsi rise by £168m

By Stuart Stone

According to figures from The Morning Advertiser’s latest Drinks List, the combined sales value of sugar-free soft drinks Coca-Cola Zero Sugar and Pepsi Max rose by around 75% – or £168m – year-on-year.

Host announced: Rob Beckett will be presenting the Publican Awards in 2020

Publican Awards

Host for Publican Awards 2020 announced

By Alice Leader

Entries for The Publican Awards 2020 have closed, the judging process has begun, and the countdown commences. But the question on everyone’s lips is: who’s the host?

A brighter future: Rebecca Hamilton with son Henry, whose life has changed around since he went to LVS Ascot school

Raising a family while being a publican

By Alice Leader

“My son was just in the wrong situation, the wrong environment, the wrong friendship group and this all conspired against him to make a very bad situation... ”

Rapid rise: Heineken 0.0 has enjoyed volume and value sales increases in 2019

Drinks List 2020

Heineken 0.0 on-trade sales increase by £7.7m

By Stuart Stone

While Beck’s Blue is still the best selling low and no-alcohol beer in the UK on-trade, Heineken’s offer more than doubled both in volume and value in 2019.

Mixed cask: sales are up and down

Drinks List 2020

Top-performing cask ales in UK pubs

By Nicholas Robinson

It is not possible to replicate the cask beer experience outside the pub so if you can give customers the real thing, why would they want to even try to replicate it at home?

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