All news articles for March 2020

International Women's Day: we asked dozens of leading women in the hospitality for their opinions on the state of the trade

International Women's Day 2020

Women who've made their mark in the pub sector

By MA Editorial

To champion and celebrate women in the on-trade, at all levels and across a variety of job functions, The Morning Advertiser ​has collected the life stories and advice from some of the most inspiring people in the sector.

Minimising risk: a national office provider believes pubs delivering takeaways could help reduce the risk of the virus damaging their trade


Pubs ‘should switch to takeaways’ amid coronavirus panic

By Alice Leader

A national provider of office space is asking food outlets – including pubs – to “step up” and switch to delivering meals to staff across its buildings over the next few months during the coronavirus outbreak.

War against binge drinking: a new minimum unit pricing policy for retailers has come into force in Wales

Minimum pricing could harm pub trade

By Emily Hawkins

Pub industry representatives do not believe minimum alcohol pricing in supermarkets and shops will benefit the on-trade, following the introduction of a minimum price in Wales.

Party pics: were you seen among the celebrations?

Publican Awards

Were you spotted at the Publican Awards 2020?

By Alice Leader

This year's coveted Publican Awards saw bow ties, glittery gowns and comedian Rob Beckett take the stage, presenting pubco leaders with their accolades.

That winning feeling: James Staughton OBE of St Austell Brewery took home the night's Outstanding Industry Contribution award

Publican Awards

In pictures: The Publican Awards 2020 winners

By Stuart Stone

The pub sector raised a glass to its best and brightest across 18 categories at the 2020 Publican Awards in another glitzy industry Oscars. Here's a look at who took home what.

Flawed process claim: a decision by the Portman Group over a beer can design has sparked criticism of the watchdog service

Brewery opposes branding ruling

By Emily Hawkins

A brewery has refused to change the branding on one of its flagship beers after a watchdog decided its cartoon imagery appealed to children.

Raise a glass: the growth in 2019 equated to an extra 87m pints of beer being sold versus 2018

255 pints sold per second last year

By Alice Leader

It seems beer was a popular ask in 2019 as total beer sales toppled those in 2018 by 1.1%, equal to 255 pints sold every second – reaching a total of 8,059,495,997.

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