Rebuilding the Pub Sector

Threats on rise: British Institute of Innkeeping's Steve Alton

Opinion

Pubs’ recovery under threat as supply chain issues escalate

By Steve Alton, chief executive, British Institute of Innkeeping

Our sector relies upon an effective integrated supply chain linking raw materials, manufacturing and logistics to ensure our pubs can deliver a fantastic experience for their customers.

Industry celebration: National Hospitality Day gets industry backing

Industry rallies behind National Hospitality Day

By Michelle Perrett

Some of Britain’s best-loved celebrity chefs, including Angela Hartnett, Tom Kerridge, Gary Usher, Paul Ainsworth and more, star in a new video calling on the nation to go out and support their favourite pubs, bars, restaurants, cafes and hotels on Saturday...

Sales data: the research found total sales across managed on-trade sites were down just 6% when compared with 2019 trading (image: Getty/sturti)

Trading positive for managed pubs

By Michelle Perrett

Britain’s managed pub, restaurant and bar groups lifted sales back close to pre-Covid-19 levels in July to continue hospitality’s recovery from the pandemic, the new edition of the Coffer CGA Business Tracker has revealed

People moves: the latest news on people moves, jobs and training from across the pub sector

Jobs round-up

Marston’s CEO to step down, new City Pub Group director

By Stuart Stone

This week’s round-up includes news that Marston’s CEO Ralph Findlay is to leave his role after 20 years, City Pub Group has hired a former Walmart boss, and the founder of Seafood Pub Company is to lead a new Oakman division.

Pub poll: 61% of those quizzed by Streetbees said they don’t have faith in the Government to protect pubs, with 57% supporting the appointment of a hospitality minister

Public lacks faith in Gov's support for pubs

By Stuart Stone

New research shows the majority of Brits have lost confidence in the Government to support the ailing pub sector, and more than half back the appointment of a hospitality minister.

What were the biggest pub job stories of 2020?

Jobs round-up

Biggest pub job and company news in 2020

By Stuart Stone

In the final jobs round-up of 2020 The Morning Advertiser (MA) reflects on 18 of the biggest people move, job, training and company updates from the past year.

Sector reset: 'beyond the annoyance and frustration of the Government I do feel hopeful, we will survive and thrive'

How has 2020 changed people and pubs?

‘2021 is a major opportunity for a reset of our industry’

By Piers Baker, the Sun Inn, Dedham and Church Street Tavern, Colchester, both Essex

In the second instalment in our series looking back on the last 12 months, Piers Baker explains that 2020 hasn't necessarily changed his pub but highlighted the importance of people to both it and the wider industry.

Covid recovery: Lumina Intelligence’s UK Pub Market Report 2020 found that the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has wiped 61% (£14bn) off the sector’s value

Analysis

14 ways in which Covid-19 is changing the UK pub market

By Stuart Stone

A new report from Lumina Intelligence has found that coronavirus has carved 14bn off the sector’s value – but what specific symptoms has the trade shown, and what could its recovery look like?

New challenges: 'It’s been the most challenging period for the last eight years, but as the expression goes, when you’re going through hell, just keep going,' said CGA's Phil Tate

CGA: ‘We will pull through this crisis’

By Georgia Cronin, MCA

The sector is living through its toughest period in eight years, but consumer data proves it will pull through, CGA chief executive Phil Tate has said.

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