All news articles for March 2020

Attractive offer: pubs are experiencing a healthy growth from smaller demographics

Women drive pub visit growth

By Alice Leader

New insight shows that pub visits by men declined by 0.8% in 2019, but there was a 1.6% increase in female customers, who now account for 48.7% of all pub customers.

Update

Statement: William Reed UK Food Shows postponed

By The Morning Advertiser

In light of the ongoing COVID-19 health situation, we have taken the difficult decision to postpone the NEC UK Food Shows, said Andrew Reed, MD of exhibitions at Morning Advertiser owner William Reed.

Pineapple paradise: the new flavour follows rapid growth of more than 570% in global sales of the brand last year

Dead Man’s Fingers launches pineapple rum

By Alice Leader

Tapping into the booming cocktails trend, rum brand Dead Man’s Fingers is taking tropical fruit to the dark side with the launch of its new pineapple rum.

Prepared: the Government outlines measures for coronavirus preparation in its Budget

Budget 2020

Pubs win in Budget 2020 with significant financial support

By Nicholas Robinson

Teetotal Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak paid critical attention to the pub trade in the release of his 2020 Budget today (11 March), as the sector braces itself for a hammering by coronavirus.

Pub view: live coverage of the Spring Budget

Budget 2020

Budget 2020 – Duty increase on beer, cider, wine and spirits frozen

By MA Reporters

Freeze on alcohol duties and business rates on pubs with rateable value under £51,000 abolished. Plus, national living wage to rise to £10.50 per hour by 2024. Here is a blow-by-blow account of Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak's first Budget.

In-store pub proposal: Lidl plans to integrate a public house into one of its shops

Lidl looks to open first ever in-store pub

By Alice Leader

A Lidl supermarket has lodged an application to open its first pub in one of its stores, with hope of bringing “great value assortment” to its customers.

Keeping safe: advice on how to keep businesses clean and hygienic has been issued

Coronavirus

Hygiene advice for pubs to avoid Covid-19

By Nikkie Thatcher

The Government and hygiene experts have released advice on how operators can stay safe and clean to avoid the spread of coronavirus.

Sporting disruption: pubs may be prevented from screening live sport if games are played behind closed doors

Coronavirus

Pubs could be barred from showing live sport

By Stuart Stone

Publicans may be prevented from screening live sport if fans are banned from attending fixtures amid fears of ‘moving crowds from stadiums to pubs’ and continuing the spread of Covid-19, according to reports.

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