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New look for London Pride, Canadian craft spirits sign UK deal

By Stuart Stone

In addition to news of a two-year British and Irish Lions partnership and brand revamp for London Pride, this new products round-up includes updates from a trio of Canadian craft spirits and English Whisky Co.

We all hope that the latest re-opening of the hospitality sector will be a permanent move, with no false starts and/or further restrictions on trade

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Planning for a successful re-opening

By Molson Coors

Last year was undoubtedly one of the toughest on record for the hospitality sector. Less than a quarter of 2020 could be considered as ‘normal’ trade, with lockdowns and tiered restrictions being the reality from 20 March onwards and the disruption continuing...

Game-changer? ‘If you combine our new portfolio and historical brands, we can transform the game’ Budweiser Brewing Group’s Jean-David Thumelaire explains

Big Interview – in association with Budweiser Brewing Group

How Budweiser will do things a bit differently on reopening

By Stuart Stone

Jean-David Thumelaire describes 2020 as a ‘weird year’ to be pushing Corona in the on-trade – for obvious reasons. Now, with what he sees as the ‘real’ reopening in sight, he discusses the 'art' of post-pandemic planning.

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The Pub Hub – your questions answered

By MA editorial

The Morning Advertiser and Heineken have teamed up to answer your questions around current coronavirus legislation, finances, reopening and more.

Irreversible damages: 'The Government needs to demonstrate that the roadmap out of this pandemic provides timely, tangible support to every business in the hospitality sector and, crucially, supports the industry for the long-term.'

Opinion

'Back to normal’ no longer enough for pubs

By Paul Davies, CEO, Carlsberg Marston’s Brewing Company

Paul Davies, chief executive officer of Carlsberg Marston’s Brewing Company (CMBC), outlines much-needed measures from the Chancellor’s Budget on 3 March to protect the future of the brewing, pub and hospitality industries.

'Dramatic surge': 'After Covid, there will be for sure some bright side in our kind of business,' Carlsberg's Cees ‘t Hart said

Carlsberg predicts 'dramatic surge' in demand

By MCA Insight

Carlsberg's CEO is expecting a surge in demand this summer similar to a boom seen a century ago as more people are vaccinated and lockdowns lift, according to reports in The Financial Times.

Skin of their teeth: 'The burden of the tier restrictions falls almost exclusively on these businesses and pushes them closer towards failure,' UKH's Kate Nicholls explained

£2.6bn pub sales nosedive predicted during December

By Stuart Stone

New data from pay-at-table app OrderPay has revealed that potential sales of at least £2.6bn will be lost during December under the latest raft of Government-mandated trading restrictions and business closures.

'Perilous' outlook: 'The tier restrictions that have been unfairly placed on our pubs are killing them,' BBPA chief executive Emma McClarkin said

Pub sales plummet 84% on first post-lockdown weekend

By Stuart Stone

A British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) survey suggests that more than half of operators expect to close pubs that re-opened after England’s second national lockdown if trade doesn’t improve in the coming weeks.

Best selling alcohol brands 2020

The Drinks List

The Drinks List – Top Brands to Stock in 2021

By Nicholas Robinson

Despite being closed for four months, facing strict curfews, tier systems and enduring a second national lockdown, drinks sales in the on-trade were strong when the sector was open.

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.

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.

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