All news articles for August 2021

Sales data: the research found total sales across managed on-trade sites were down just 6% when compared with 2019 trading (image: Getty/sturti)

Trading positive for managed pubs

By Michelle Perrett

Britain’s managed pub, restaurant and bar groups lifted sales back close to pre-Covid-19 levels in July to continue hospitality’s recovery from the pandemic, the new edition of the Coffer CGA Business Tracker has revealed

Rule change: while those who are double jabbed will no longer have to isolate after coming into contact with a positive Covid case, they are advised to continue wearing a face covering (image: Getty/AleksandarGeorgiev)

Self-isolation rules end for double jabbed

By Nikkie Thatcher

Double-jabbed adults will no longer have to self-isolate if ‘pinged’ from today (Monday 16 August) for those in England and Northern Ireland.

Staycation future: the trend is set to continue into Autumn

Staycation boom set to stay

By Michelle Perrett

The demand for UK staycations is set to continue into the Autumn, Cornwall-based brewery St Austell has revealed.

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

News round-up

News round-up: what's been going on this week?

By Nikkie Thatcher

The Morning Advertiser has rounded up the top stories of this week, including news about beer delivery drivers going on strike, opinion on the sector paying minimum wage and a spending report from Barclaycard.

Portfolio expansion: the 18 sites acquired by RedCat from The Coaching Inn Group are across a number of counties

RedCat acquires The Coaching Inn Group

By Nikkie Thatcher

Former Greene King boss Rooney Anand’s investment vehicle RedCat Pub Company is set to acquire The Coaching Inn Group for a rumoured £50m.

Service survey: research into tipping and card payments has found consumers habits have changed since the pandemic (image: Getty/RealPeopleGroup)

Is cashless culture 'killing tips'?

By Nikkie Thatcher

More than a third of Brits won't tip when paying on a card because they are unsure if it will go to the right person, a new report has found.

Multi-site operator: the group also operates a commercial property portfolio, Barkby Hospitality (comprising Barkby Pubs and Workshop Coffee) and Centurian Automotive Ltd (image: Getty/John Lamb)

Barkby Pubs trade strongly on reopening

By Michelle Perrett

Barkby Group, the pub gastro pub operator and diversified business group, said despite the fact its pubs were materially impacted by Covid-19 and national lockdown, it has traded ahead of expectations between 17 May and 30 June 2021, when restrictions...

Industry issues: staff shortages have been felt by hospitality leaders

Recruitment challenges exacerbated by Brexit

By Michelle Perrett

Pre-existing recruitment challenges - particularly in the hospitality market - have been worsened by Brexit, new research from the Lumina Intelligence Top of Mind Business Leaders Survey has revealed.