All news articles for December 2020

How to increase the bottom line through cocktails and draught cocktail technology

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How to install draught cocktails

By The Morning Advertiser

The growth of draught cocktail technology means pubs with little time or bar space to make cocktails can now easily tap into this profitable category.

How much have wet-led pubs lost during coronavirus?

Sales 'wipe out' for wet-led pubs

By Nicholas Robinson

Wet-led pubs saw sales all but wiped out during November, data from the Coffer Peach Business Tracker shows.

'Perilous' outlook: 'The tier restrictions that have been unfairly placed on our pubs are killing them,' BBPA chief executive Emma McClarkin said

Pub sales plummet 84% on first post-lockdown weekend

By Stuart Stone

A British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) survey suggests that more than half of operators expect to close pubs that re-opened after England’s second national lockdown if trade doesn’t improve in the coming weeks.

New chapter: 'whilst short-term uncertainty remains, we have taken swift action to future-proof the business to withstand the challenges presented by the pandemic and Marston’s has emerged a significantly stronger business,' Ralph Findlay explained

Marston’s records £397m pre-tax loss

By Stuart Stone

Pub operator Marston’s has revealed that it made a total loss of £397.1m during the year to 3 October 2020 following the closure of its near 1,400 strong pub estate for 15 weeks.

Government address: chief medical officer Chris Whitty and chief scientific officer Patrick Vallance spoke to the commons health and science committee

‘No hard evidence on curfew’ admits Gov adviser Vallance

By Nikkie Thatcher

The decision to implement a curfew on pubs, restaurants and the rest of the hospitality sector was a “policy decision” that had “no hard evidence” behind it preventing the spread of coronavirus, the Government’s chief scientific adviser Patrick Vallance...

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