News round-up: food and drink supply issues dominate the headlines

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Top stories: we have pulled together the biggest headlines of the week (image: Getty/TARIK KIZILKAYA)
Top stories: we have pulled together the biggest headlines of the week (image: Getty/TARIK KIZILKAYA)

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The Morning Advertiser has rounded up the top stories of this week, including a predicted chicken shortage for pubs alongside the results of a snap poll from The Morning Advertiser revealing how many operators are suffering with beer delivery issues.

• Pubs set to be hit by chicken supply issues

Pubs are set to be plagued by a lack of chicken supplies​ due to the impact of Brexit and the ongoing ‘pingdemic.’

The news comes as chicken specialists Nando’s and KFC were reported to have suffered due to a lack of chicken supplies. Nando’s has even been forced to close a number of stores in order to restock supplies. 

Lynx Purchasing said that the supply of poultry will affect the UK market and the pub sector. 

• 80% of operators experiencing beer delivery delays, snap poll finds

More than three quarters of operators are currently having issues with beer delivery delays​, a snap poll from The Morning Advertiser has revealed.

While 8% of the 120 participants stated they weren’t having any problems, a further 13% also said they weren’t but were anticipating issues in the future.

This comes after the threat of a beer drought later this month (August) increased​​ as about 1,000 draymen, who deliver brands including Heineken, voted for industrial action over a ‘paltry’ pay offer.

• 14 pubs included in the National Restaurant Awards 2021

More than a 10th of the best 100 restaurants in the country are pubs​, according to the Estrella Damm National Restaurant Awards 2021.

The Angel at Hetton in Skipton, North Yorkshire, which is number 12​​ on the Estrella Damm Top 50 Gastropubs​​ list, took home the title of Gastropub of the Year.

Furthermore, Sally Abe’s new venture, the Pem in Westminster, central London was named as the One to Watch.

See the full list of the UK’s top 100 restaurants here​​.

• Over 7,000 licensed premises still in limbo following ‘freedom day’

More than 7,000 licensed premises are in limbo​, not yet reopening after last month's 'freedom day' and not yet permanently closed, the latest Market Recovery Monitor from CGA and AlixPartners has revealed.

It said that while it is expected that some are still planning their restart or are waiting for trading conditions to improve – especially in Scotland and Wales, where restrictions were lifted later than in England – others are unlikely to open again.

The Market Recovery Monitor​​ revealed that just under 5,000 of Britain’s licensed premises opened their doors again in July to bring the sector to more than nine-tenths of its capacity.

• Property round-up: Beavertown's first pub, Livelyhood new venue, Inn Collection expansion, Lunar Pub Company and Peckham Levels

The latest property news​ includes updates from Beavertown Brewery, Livelyhood, The Inn Collection Group, Sixes moves outside London and Lunar Pub Company.

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