June saw a variety of ups and downs for the sector, from year-on-year growth in drinks sales to rising food inflation, to DRS delay's and pleas to scrap alcohol duty hikes and pubcos "named and shamed".
Central London’s hospitality sector is recovering after suffering hundreds of closures of licensed premises during the turmoil of Covid, according to the latest Hospitality Market Monitor from CGA by NIQ and AlixPartners.
Hospitality’s recruitment crisis can be tackled through revising the hiring process, putting wellbeing first and keeping an open mind in employment, advised the founder of consultancy agency Sixty Eight People.
The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has called for “meaningful action” to tackle fiscal headwinds as GDP figures released today (Wednesday 14 June) showed a 0.2% increase to the economy – buoyed by visits to pubs.
Hilton UK & Ireland managing director Steve Cassidy will take over the role of chair at UKHospitality (UKH) tomorrow (Wednesday 14 June) from Steve Richards, CEO of Parkdean Resorts, who will become president for the trade body.
The Night Time Industries Association (NTIA) has called for a revision of London’s current Transport for London system, which currently puts some 36,990 night workers at risk of being charged twice in one shift under the ULEZ scheme.
Managed pub, bar and restaurant groups in Great Britain achieved like-for-like and year-on-year sales growth of 6.9% in April 2023 against last year, according to the latest Coffer CGA Business Tracker.
The idea that raising interest rates to try to curb consumer spending in pubs, bars and restaurants is another slap in the face for a sector that seems to have become the whipping boys for the authorities.
More than two thirds of pubs and bars are reporting the cost of drinks and food they buy rose in January versus December but fewer than one in three has admitted to passing these costs on to customers.
Leaders of Britain’s top managed hospitality groups remain cautiously optimistic about the future despite spiralling costs, the 2023 Business Leaders’ Survey from CGA by NielsenIQ and Fourth has revealed.