All news articles for March 2020

Bless you: Brits still set to support the pub trade despite coronavirus

Coronavirus

80% of Brits say coronavirus won’t put them off pub visits

By Nicholas Robinson

More than eight of 10 Britons asked have said coronavirus is unlikely to stop them from visiting the pub, despite some analysts suggesting there is a lack of consumer confidence and a drop in trade.

Cover your back: operators are advised to double check their insurance covers coronavirus

Coronavirus

Does your insurance cover you for coronavirus?

By Alice Leader

Operators are being warned to check their insurance policies as, despite the Government making coronavirus a notifiable disease, many insurers may not have Covid-19 on their list as it is a new strain of the virus.

Closures slowing: the rate of pubs shutting is the lowest for almost two years

994 pubs closed in past 12 months

By Nikkie Thatcher

The total number of pubs in the UK has dropped by 2% (994 venues) from December 2018 to December 2019, according to new research.

Smart machines: the robots are coming. And they’re cooking dinner

The hottest kit in the kitchen

By Rob Brown

Are you committing too much of your own time and poor-quality equipment to your business when you could be working smarter and using better tools?

Phone use: 16 to 24-year-olds frequently used their phone at the pub to send a message or make calls (40%), take photos of friends or their food (37%) or check social media (41%)

How can smartphone culture help pubs?

By Nikkie Thatcher

As consumers are becoming increasingly obsessed with technology, operators should look to jump on this bandwagon by using it to their advantage.

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