All news articles for October 2021

September success: takeaway and delivery sales over double pre-pandemic levels (Getty/ Marko Geber)

Delivery and takeaway sales soar for restaurants and pubs

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Britain’s leading managed pub and restaurant groups more than doubled their delivery and takeaway sales from pre-pandemic levels in September, the latest edition of the CGA & Slerp Hospitality at Home Tracker revealed.

Latest launches: here's what new on the drinks market

New products round-up

New serves available to tempt customers

By Gary Lloyd

Whiskies, coconut flower beer, Tequilas, a non-alcoholic cider and a remake of classic TV advert are among the latest additions to the new products market.

What's in the news October 22

Cautious optimism for the future

By Ed Bedington

The Morning Advertiser's Ed Bedington catches up with industry legend Peter Borg-Neal, chairman of the Oakman Group, to get his views on the news that have shaped the sector this week.

Put an end to no-shows: unfulfilled bookings costs the sector £17.6bn per year (credit: Getty/StockRocket)

5 ways to help prevent no-shows this Christmas

By Olivia FitzGerald, Zonal chief sales and marketing officer

Technology provider Zonal has offered tips on how to ensure customers who have made bookings to drink and dine at your pub don't disappoint you by failing to show.

'Instagrammable': Be a voice, not an echo (Credit: Getty / villagemoon)

How to make your pub more 'Instagrammable'

By Rebecca Weller

Social media has always been an important tool for the hospitality sector but following several lockdowns and the nation getting used to the ‘new normal’, a strong social media presence is more important than ever.

Dine out on this: The GBPA winners' lunch menu

GBPA 2021

Were you spotted at the GBPA winners' lunch?

By Gary Lloyd

The best of the best in the pub world gathered for the Great British Pub Awards winners' lunch at The Pem restaurant In central London where the overall winner was named and category winners received their trophies.

Operator comment: 'We have a new Government slogan of ‘levelling up’ and this should be the on-trade's rallying cry', says Gav Young (image: Getty/stocknshares)

Opinion

'A duty cut would do nothing to help pubs'

By Gav Young, the Plough and Barleycorn, Isle of Wight

It is no coincidence the biggest voices in the ‘cut the duty’ campaign are the big brewers. With duty at around 52p per pint it is a massive proportion of the value of a pint at the brewery gate, far more so than it is of a pint on the bar in the pub....