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"Feels like everything is difficult to do at the moment"

By Ed Bedington

The Morning Advertiser's Ed Bedington caught up with Vicki Williams from Almond Family Pubs to get her thoughts on the weeks events, from ongoing supply challenges, staffing shortages, through to Christmas ordering nightmares.

Christmas Plus One: bringing people together

Campaign to combat loneliness to launch

By Rebecca Weller

A new campaign that encourages customers to bring someone at risk of being lonely to the pub with them to combat loneliness in their area, and benefit pubs, has been launched.

Losing favour: Beer consumption decreased by 4 percentage points over the 2020 lockdowns (Credit: Getty/ STasker)

Brits abandon beer during lockdown

By Rebecca Weller

A decline in beer consumption over the 2020 lockdowns demonstrated the damage done to brewers, who lost a key route to market when pubs were forced to close during the Covid crisis.

Delay crucial for success: July 2022 unrealistic for the sector (Credit: Getty/ Daniel Grizelj)

Hospitality sector shows support for DRS delay

By Rebecca Weller

The hospitality sector has shown support for Scottish minister Lorna Slater following the postponement of Scotland’s Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) indefinitely.

Portfolio expansion: the two latest acquisitions take Brunning and Price to 79 venues (image: Getty/Adam Gault)

Brunning and Price eyes 80 sites

By Nikkie Thatcher

Multiple pub operator Brunning and Price has acquired two new sites, taking its total estate to 79, with plans for an eightieth in the pipeline.

Top tips: Poppleston Allen urged operators to be prepared in understanding situations and circumstances (image: Getty/Henrik Sorensen)

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Taking care of taking care

By Andy Grimsey, partner at Poppleston Allen

Vulnerability comes in many shapes and sizes. Often people associate vulnerability with particular traits however it is important for operators of licensed premises and their teams to be aware of what makes a person vulnerable along with what can make...