Preparation is key for reopening

By Ed Bedington

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Pubs need to prepare carefully and think about updating their range in the run-up to reopening their operations, experts have advised.

As part of our May MA500 series, Annabel Smith of Beer Marque and Mark Bentley of Molson Coors, talked to The Morning Advertiser’​s Ed Bedington about the practicalities of resetting your business for the post-coronavirus world.

Planning needs to begin four weeks prior to opening said Smith, who urged operators to re-engage and re-train staff, and said the shutdown was the ideal opportunity for pubs to recalibrate their cellars ahead of reopening.

Right balance

Bentley said data was suggesting that visit frequency was likely to be depressed on return, so he said it was critical that operators matched their range size to the likely lower through-puts.

Operators needed to ensure they have the right balance across their range and ensure they stock the most popular brands to help drive appeal and sales.

For more on these issues, watch the video above and to download more information on getting ready for reopening click here​.

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