All news articles for September 2020

Contact tracing: pubs are legally required to take customer contact details from today (Friday 18 September).

Up to £4k fine for contact collecting failure

By Emily Hawkins

It is a requirement for pubs and bars to ask customers for their contact information as of today (Friday 18 September), with fines of up to £4,000 for businesses that fail to comply.

Better marketing through customer insight

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Supercharge your marketing strategy using guest insights

By Wireless Social

Digital communications are more important now more than ever to re-engage your guests and promote your brand. Here are our top tips on using data and insights in your marketing strategy.

Local curfew: pubs in Rhondda Cynon Taf must close at 11pm from Thursday 17 September

Pubs given curfew in Welsh county

By Emily Hawkins

Pubs in the Welsh county of Rhondda Cynon Taf will be forced to close at 11pm after being linked to a rise in coronavirus cases.

Hospitality Week: experts will offer business insight in a series of online events

William Reed launches Hospitality Week

By MA Editorial

As part of William Reed Business Media’s commitment to connect the industry we are delighted to host Hospitality Week, a new and exciting digital experience offering insight, inspiration and learning.

New term, new normal: how are pubs anticipating students returning to university? (images: L-R, N Chadwick, Geograph; Stephen Boisvert, Flickr; Lisa Jarvis, Geograph)

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Students 'frustrated' with nights out ending at the pub

By Emily Hawkins

Online classes and regular coronavirus testing are not the only changes for students heading back to university this autumn, with clubs closed for the foreseeable future and new laws limiting social gatherings.

Strong sales: 'our like-for-like sales of +30% over the last 10 weeks includes the remarkable four weeks of the ‘Eat Out to Help Out’ scheme,' Loungers' Nick Collins said

EOTHO boosts Loungers’ summer sales by a third

By Stuart Stone

According to café-bar operator Loungers’ latest trading update, like-for-like sales grew by 29.9% between 4 July and 13 September largely as a result of the Government-backed Eat Out to Help Out discount scheme.

New openings: both sites will see a combined investment of £6.6m

JDW to pump £6.6m into two new sites

By Nikkie Thatcher

Pub giant JD Wetherspoon (JDW) is set to begin development work on two new pubs in the next three weeks, costing £6.6m.

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