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Leader’s departure: managing director Chris Hopkins is retiring from Hydes Brewery

Hopkins to retire from Hydes

By Ed Bedington

Industry veteran Chris Hopkins has announced he’s stepping down from the managing director role at Manchester-based family brewer Hydes after 22 years at the helm.

Key to community: the Rose & Crown lockdown shop is a success

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Lockdown shop is a hit with locals

By Ed Bedington

Pubs continue to adapt and evolve in a bid to survive the current coronavirus crisis. The Morning Advertiser visited the Rose & Crown in Cuckfield, West Sussex, to find out how new licensee James Clark has turned his once-thriving local into a real...

Cancellation calls: Unite the union says ‘there needs to be a structured Government-led plan for the industry’

Unite joins calls to cancel pub rent

By Stuart Stone

Unite the union has joined calls for the cancellation of rent on closed pubs as it seeks to prevent mass closures and jobs losses as a consequence of the Covid-19 emergency.

Longer period: Hall & Woodhouse head of business partnerships Chris Chapman said its tenants would be given financial support

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Hall & Woodhouse extends rent cancellation

By Nikkie Thatcher

Dorset brewer and pub operator Hall & Woodhouse will extend its cancellation period of all rent and service charges as well as suspending loan repayments until Saturday 27 June for its tenants.

Support: most pubs would need furlough to be extended

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68% of pubs need furlough beyond June to survive

By Nicholas Robinson

More than two thirds of pub bosses asked in a snapshot poll of hospitality industry leaders have said furlough will need to be in place for longer to ensure the sector’s survival.

Stark findings: almost four in 10 pubs could not cope with losing more than 10% of sales after reopening

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10% sales drop is all most reopened pubs can handle

By Nicholas Robinson

The majority of pubs will be able to handle a maximum of just a 10% drop in sales to remain profitable and continue trading long-term, data from an exclusive snapshot poll of industry leaders has revealed.

Top title: the Cott Inn, run by Mark Annear, was crowned Great British Pub of the Year at the 2019 awards

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Keeping the Cott on the landscape

By Ed Bedington

An award-winning operator has seen his year of success derailed because of the coronavirus crisis lockdown but is determined to keep his pub at the heart of its community.

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