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Challenging all round: 'despite the difficulties, we have managed to weather the storm better than expected with very strong grocery sales and very strong online sales compensating for the temporary closures of our bars and the closure of our on-premises wholesale channel,' James Watt explained

BrewDog secures £25m CBILS boost

By Stuart Stone

Scottish brewer and bar operator BrewDog has secured a £25m financial spur through the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) in a bid to endure the ongoing Covid-19 crisis.

How much could staff training save pubs during second lockdown?

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How much could upskilling bar staff during lockdown boost pub profits?

By The Morning Advertiser

While skipping keg day and ignoring pour form can leave profits languishing in drip trays, a renewed focus on staff training while venues are closed can help publicans boost their bottom line at a time when it matters most.

Should I serve cocktails when reopening after lockdown?

Post-lockdown profits hidden in cocktails

By Nicholas Robinson

It was the rising star of the on-trade outside of specialist bars, yet cocktails in pubs understandably took a bashing during and after the first coronavirus lockdown. But forget the category at your peril, because the money generated by cocktails prior...

Beer sale: pubs are reducing the price of ale to help cut the amount thrown away

Pubs slashing ale pint prices to less than £1

By Nikkie Thatcher

JD Wetherspoon (JDW) and Stonegate Pub Company have cut prices of real ale to under £1 in a bid to throw as little beer away as possible during the second lockdown.

Trade assist: 'After our Save Pub Life initiative funnelled £1m into pubs across the country, we evolved the platform to offer a comprehensive package of support to help our pub and bar partners reopen safely,' BBG's Paula Lindenberg said

AB InBev sees volume sales rise

By Nikkie Thatcher

Global beer brand AB InBev saw total volume sales increase by 1.9% in the third quarter of this year, with own beer volumes up by 2.6%.

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