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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.

'Business closing' burden: 'the prospect of coming out of this with considerable debt, largely as a result of substantial rent arrears, doesn’t bear thinking about,' Martin Roper explains

Pub companies must share the pain

By Martin Roper

Multiple operator Martin Roper has found himself caught between four different landlords in the debate on pub rents.

Testing circumstances: Deltic boss Peter Marks says customer behaviour will change post-Covid-19

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Deltic: let’s focus on the bigger picture

By Finn Scott-Delany, MCA

Deltic CEO Peter Marks has likened the focus on furlough details, such as tronc, to “rearranging the deckchairs on the Titanic” and urged operators to see the bigger picture.

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