All news articles for July 2022

Cheering England to victory: BBPA predicts Women's UEFA final could generate £40m boost for the trade (Credit: Getty/jacoblund)

Euro final could see 10m pints sold in pubs

By Rebecca Weller

The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has predicted 10m pints could be sold this Sunday (31 July) during the UEFA Women’s Euro football finals as the Lionesses face Germany.

In the running: Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss are the final two contenders in the Conservative party leadership race (image: Getty/luoman)

Sunak remains pubs’ favourite for PM´

By Nikkie Thatcher

Former Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak is The Morning Advertiser (MA) readers’ preference out of him and foreign secretary Liz Truss.

New products round up: this week's list features new serves from Beavertown, Anspach & Hobday and Tempus Two


Pasqua wine estate launches two organic wines

By Rebecca Weller

This week's round-up features two new organic wines from Pasqua wine estate alongside new products from Beavertown, Anspach & Hobday, Tempus Two and Gyre & Gimble.

Ongoing policy: the Government recently announced another extension to the fast track pavement licence (image: Getty/S_Z)

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Extension to pavement licence regime

By David Inzani, solicitor, Poppleston Allen

The Government’s decision this month to extend the temporary provision for quicker and cheaper pavement licences for hospitality businesses was a nugget of good news among the current headlines.

Vitally important: NTIA states rebuilding confidence in transport infrastructure vital as sector regains pre-pandemic trade levels (Credit: Getty/ilkersener)

TfL confirms night tube services return

By Rebecca Weller

Building confidence in the nations transport infrastructure is “vitally important” as businesses regain pre-pandemic levels of trade, the Night-Time Industries Association (NTIA) has stated.

NPW celebrates 25 years: (pictured) Steve Baker NPW chair presenting Sofia Vancke manager at the Red Lion pub in Westminster a commemorative coin

National Pubwatch celebrates 25 years

By Rebecca Weller

National Pubwatch (NPW) has celebrated its 25th anniversary by handing out commemorative coins, featuring the Red Lion pub in Westminster, London, on one side, to thank people within the industry for their support.

Shaw & Co second annual food and drink report: bars and restaurants continue to struggle post-pandemic (Credit: Getty/Zorica Nastasic)

Mergers and acquisitions could save SMEs

By Rebecca Weller

Turnover in bars and restaurants has continued to struggle in the aftermath of the pandemic, particularly big businesses, while other sub-sectors within the food and drink industry have remained flat, research from the second annual Shaw & Co Food...

Time of tenure: James Calder was appointed chief executive in 2019, replacing Mike Benner

SIBA boss Calder to step down

By Nikkie Thatcher

The Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) chief executive James Calder is stepping down after three years at the helm and five years with the trade body in total.

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Let spirits and wine do the work for you

By Gary Lloyd

Spirits and wine sales at pubs are making a massive comeback – so you could be missing a trick if you don’t make sure your offer includes these favourites.

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All the technical help you need for cask

By Gary Lloyd

Adding a cask beer offering to your pub can be a great way to introduce a new revenue stream while paying homage to what many describe as the most quintessentially British of products.

Marston's third quarter report: sales down 2% vs 2019

Marston's third quarter sales down 2%

By Shwetali Sapte

Marston’s has reported like-for-like (lfl) sales were down 2% in the 42 weeks to 23 July, compared to the same period in FY2019.

Difficult period: BRC warns businesses to prepare for difficult period (Credit: Getty/Luke Chan)

Businesses warned to prepare for 'difficult period'

By Rebecca Weller

Businesses must prepare for a difficult period as fresh food inflation soared to 8% in July 2022, the fastest rate of increase since April 2012, according to the British Retail Consortium (BRC).

Craft definition: Powderkeg Beer’s Jess Magill says craft is not a style but is about the producers of beer


What is craft beer and why is it important?

By Jess Magill, founder & orchestrator, Powderkeg Beer

A few years back it became a running joke among our brewery team as to who could define craft beer. It’s such a notoriously slippery concept that no one wanted to attempt it, especially not in print.

Big plans: Robinsons has seen profits climb ahead of its move to amalgamate its head office, brewing and packaging operations

Robinsons turns loss into £4.5m profit

By Gary Lloyd

Stockport-based brewer and pub operator Robinsons Brewery has announced an operating profit of £4.5m after ploughing £3.5m into its managed and tenanted pub estates.

Pub Flex: St Austell Brewery launches new flexible working scheme

St Austell announces new career scheme

By Rebecca Weller

Southwest based brewery and pub company St Austell Brewery has announced the launch of Pub Flex, a new flexible and inclusive career scheme, acknowledging the way people work has changed post-pandemic in a bid to attract more staff.

Battle for No 10: PM candidates take part in debate discussing inflation and levelling up (Credit: Getty/oversnap)

Race to No.10: Sunak vs Truss on inflation and levelling up

By Rebecca Weller

Taking part in a head-to-head debate on the BBC last night (Monday 25 July), Prime Ministerial (PM) candidates Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss discussed how they would tackle inflation, economic security and levelling up.

Hospitality at Home Tracker: CGA and Slerp data reveals restaurant and pub groups’ delivery and takeaway sales plateau after Covid lockdowns (Credit: Getty/10'000 Hours)

Delivery and takeaway sales plateau

By Rebecca Weller

Restaurant and pub groups’ delivery and takeaway sales have continued to plateau after booming during Covid lockdowns, the latest CGA and Slerp Hospitality at Home Tracker has revealed.

Fast-growing popularity: rum sales top £1bn and overtake whisky  (Credit: Getty/MarioGuti)

UK rum sales top £1bn

By Rebecca Weller

Rum sales in the UK topped £1bn over the past 12 months, making up 13% of the whole spirits category, data from CGA by NielsenIQ has revealed.

Announcement due: the winner of the leadership contest is set to be revealed in September (image: Getty/PhotoLondonUK)

Truss or Sunak – who would you rather be PM?

By Nikkie Thatcher

With foreign secretary Liz Truss and former Chancellor Rishi Sunak in the final two of the Conservative Party leadership race, we want to know which one our readers want as the next Prime Minister.

Maximising return: Fast Track Pavement Licences to be made permanent (Credit: Getty/urbazon)

'Vital' pavement licences to be permanent

By Rebecca Weller

“Vital” fast track pavement licences have been confirmed to be become a permanent fixture, the Department for Levelling up, Housing and Communities has revealed.

Help for Households: businesses urged to sign up for new Gov campaign in bid to tackle inflation (Credit: Getty/sturti)

Gov urges pubs to sign up to cheap meals campaign

By Rebecca Weller

The Government has announced the launch of its Help for Households campaign, urging businesses to offer discounts over the summer holidays in a bid to tackle the cost-of-living crisis.

Free pints: BrewDog to gift year's supply of beer to one of first customers at Bristol venue

BrewDog to give away year’s supply of beer

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

The first 100 guests to visit BrewDog’s new Bristol-based site today (Friday 22 July) will be in with a chance to win a year’s supply of free beer.

Research revealed: Lumina Intelligence's Menu Tracker looks at the prices of dishes across the hospitality sector (image: Getty/Luke Chan)

Average pub dish price up 2.3%

By Nikkie Thatcher

The average cost of a dish on a pub and bar menu has risen by 2.3%, according to data from Lumina Intelligence.

Celebrating partnership: BBPA and MPs celebrate pub partnership model (Pictured: MP Mike Wood with BBPA chief executive Emma McClarkin / Credit: Gill Shaw)

BBPA celebrates partnership pub model

By Rebecca Weller

Publicans and MPs from across the country gathered in Parliament on Wednesday 20 July to celebrate the partnership pub model.

New products: BrewDog, Black Sheep Brewery, Adnams and Purity Brewing all feature in this weeks round up


BrewDog Distilling Co announces new vodka

By Rebecca Weller

This week's round-up features a fruity new vodka from BrewDog Distilling Co as well as Black Sheep Brewery's latest release as part of its 2022 Seasonal Cask Range and new products from Adnams, Hattingley Valley Wines alongside a new collaborative...

What's in the news 22 July?

Adaption will be key to survival

By Ed Bedington

The MA's Ed Bedington caught up with Lee Price operations director of the Royal Pier in Aberystwyth for his take on the week's news, from escalating costs to the rising temperatures.

Company strategy: Mark Robson (right) said there were plans for all New Dawn Pubs to 'lead the way in design and authenticity'

Red Mist founders exit to create new pub company

By Ed Bedington

The founders of Red Mist have exited the business to set up a new pub company New Dawn Pubs, taking four of the former Red Mist sites and are in the process of acquiring a fifth.

Q3 update: sales are up at M&B despite challenging conditions

Food drives like-for-like sales at M&B

By Gary Lloyd

Multi-brand pub and restaurant operator Mitchells & Butlers (M&B) has announced a 0.9% like-for-like sales boost in the 42 weeks up to 16 July 2022 with food being the main driver.

Sales rising: Fuller's has opened a landside site at Heathrow's Terminal 2

Fuller’s buoyed by 3% sales boost

By Gary Lloyd

London-based pub operator Fuller, Smith & Turner (Fuller’s) has announced total sales are up 3% on pre-pandemic levels and it has three sites in the pipeline, in its latest trading update.

Urgent review needed: Sacha Lord (pictured) has called for BREXIT visa restrictions to be eased to aid sector's workforce crisis

Sacha Lord calls for ease of Brexit restrictions

By Rebecca Weller

Night-time economy adviser for Greater Manchester Sacha Lord has called on the Government to ease Brexit visa rules to stem the jobs crisis hitting the hospitality sector.