All news articles for September 2021

Top headlines: the biggest news of the week revealed (image: Getty/ ifc2)

News round-up

News round-up: Largest estate for 2021 belongs to Stonegate and Gov plan B

By Nikkie Thatcher

The past seven days have seen the Government announcing what will happen should the NHS become overwhelmed, the chronic supply issues hitting kegs as well as the latest report from Lumina Intelligence predicting Stonegate will continue to be the largest...

Industry celebration: National Hospitality Day gets industry backing

Industry rallies behind National Hospitality Day

By Michelle Perrett

Some of Britain’s best-loved celebrity chefs, including Angela Hartnett, Tom Kerridge, Gary Usher, Paul Ainsworth and more, star in a new video calling on the nation to go out and support their favourite pubs, bars, restaurants, cafes and hotels on Saturday...

Acquisition trail: Brunning & Price looking for new sites

Brunning & Price on acquisition trail

By Michelle Perrett

Brunning & Price, the 55-strong pub chain, run by The Restaurant Group (TRG) is on the acquisition trail looking for is large and period or characterful leasehold or freehold sites in affluent rural, town and city centre locations across England and...

Fair opportunity: Tim Martin is calling for tax equality

JDW to slash prices for Tax Equality Day

By Michelle Perrett

Pub operator JD Wetherspoon (JDW) is to cut the price of all food and drink in its pubs by 7.5% on Thursday, 23 September – to highlight the benefit of a permanent VAT reduction in the hospitality industry.

Plan impact: UKHospitality chief executive Kate Nicholls warned that hospitality venues are in a fragile state

Industry warns of devastating impact of ‘plan B’

By Michelle Perrett

The Government’s has been warned that plans to hold vaccine passports in reserve while revealing it in its ‘Plan B’ Winter Covid plan that compulsory face masks and ‘last resort’ lockdowns could be implemented could have a drastic impact on the pub and...

Big announcement: the list reveal will be taking place later this year

Top 50 Boutique Hotels to launch later this year

By The Morning Advertiser

Following huge success in highlighting and promoting the best in the business when it comes to gastropubs and cocktail bars, the Top 50 brand is now expanding further into hospitality with the launch of the definitive guide to boutique hotels.

Large company: Stonegate, which is headed up by Simon Longbottom, is set to stay biggest pub group this year

Stonegate set to remain largest pub group in 2021

By Michelle Perrett

The 10 largest pubs groups are expected to see +7.0% growth with further consolidation in the pub market, the latest data from the Lumina Intelligence Operator Data Index has revealed.

Price rise: Food and drink inflation is expect to continue (image: Getty/Henrik Sorensen)

Food and drink prices set to rise further

By Michelle Perrett

Chronic labour shortages, insufficient manufactured stocks and post-Brexit challenges on imports are combining to create disruption and inflation across the foodservice sector, the latest CGA Prestige Foodservice Price Index has revealed.