Review of the Week

Pingdemic fuels no-show excuses and wine woes

By Ed Bedington

- Last updated on GMT

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The Morning Advertiser’s Ed Bedington and Frisco Group managing director Heath Ball reflect on the week’s headlines and how the pingdemic is ratcheting up and fuelling no shows.

Further reading:

UKH calls for more ‘pragmatic solution’ to Covid-19 staff isolation crisis​ – Trade association UKHospitality (UKH) has called for the Government to offer a ‘pragmatic solution’ to help the sector tackle the issues around self-isolation.

Trade war with US could mean pubs face wine supply issues​ – Pubs could be facing wine supply if a 25% tariff on all wine imports from the US is implemented, a leading wine group has warned.

Toolkit launched to help pubs aim for net zero emissions​ – Pubs are being urged to step up and help cut their carbon emissions with the launch of a new initiative aimed at hospitality.

Proportion of EU workers in hospitality sector falls as ‘potent combination’ of Brexit and Covid-19 hits​ – The proportion of EU workers in the hospitality sector is at its lowest level since 2016 due to the “potent combination” of Brexit and the Covid-19 pandemic, new data from Fourth has revealed.

2021 Great British Pub Awards finalists revealed​ – Following two rounds of rigorous judging, this year’s shortlist for the industry’s ‘pub Oscars’ – the Great British Pub Awards – has been announced.

When does financial support for pubs end?​ – During the coronavirus pandemic, many licensees have been able to utilise various different schemes to help with finances.

Consumers divided over mask wearing relaxation in hospitality​ – customers are divided about the removal of face masks in hospitality settings, new research from HGEM has found.

Pubs ‘cannot continue’ amid self-isolation shortages​ – bosses have urged the Government to stop “dithering” and introduce a “test to release” scheme to allow self-isolating workers to return to work quicker.

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