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In-store pub proposal: Lidl plans to integrate a public house into one of its shops

Lidl looks to open first ever in-store pub

By Alice Leader

A Lidl supermarket has lodged an application to open its first pub in one of its stores, with hope of bringing “great value assortment” to its customers.

The Morning Advertiser podcast episode four Simon Emeny Fuller's

The MA Podcast – Ep 4

Fuller's boss Simon Emeny on the future of the pubco

By MA Podcast

In the fourth episode of The MA Podcast, Ed Bedington talks to Fuller's boss Simon Emeny about the pubco's future, threats to the trade and why we should be celebrating success.

Road rage: pub boss seeks to sue council after roadworks cause major disruption for trade

B&K boss to sue council over ‘agony’ roadworks

By Alice Leader

Brewhouse & Kitchen is set to sue a council after it claimed roadworks that lasted more than a year outside one of its sites saw the business make a ‘material loss in trade’.

New fee: the annual payment will include other benefits as a paying member

AA to charge for Rosette scheme

By Nikkie Thatcher

Pubs and restaurants wanting to appear in the the AA's annual guidebook and be eligible for a Rosette will have to pay a yearly fee of £150, plus VAT.

Roll with it: the Great Sausage Roll Off started in 2013

Great Sausage Roll Off returns for 2020

By Nikkie Thatcher

The iconic Great Sausage Roll Off competition is back for the eighth year in a row, held by licensees Claire Morgan and Angus McKean, at Fuller’s pub the Red Lion in Barnes, Greater London.

Rapid growth: Greene King said it will be expanding its vegan offer following substantial sales in 2019

Greene King vegan sales up 265%

By Emily Hawkins

Greene King has said it will be expanding its plant-based food offer after its total sales of vegan dishes saw a year-on-year increase of 265% in the past financial year.

Numbers game: a net rise in the number of licensed premises has bucked the trend of pub closures

Pub numbers ‘rise for first time in 10 years’

By Alice Leader

It’s nothing new that many UK pubs and bars have struggled and have been forced to shut their doors over the years, but for the first time in a decade, the number of licensed premises is on the rise.

A helping hand: kits are being prepared to help rough sleepers stay warm this winter

Hospitality volunteers donate £37k to homeless

By Alice Leader

Volunteers across the hospitality sector have offered a helping hand to support Only A Pavement Away (OAPA) charity distribute ‘Winter Warmth’ kits to rough sleepers across the UK.

Urgent needs: BBPA publishes its key requirements of the next Government to help the sector

BBPA plea to next Government

By Alice Leader

With the general election looming, the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has published a manifesto for beer and pubs to help push the next Government towards a future that will benefit the industry.

Steady report: fruit and vegetables saw a  slight rise in inflation due to poor weather conditions

Food prices are stabilising

By Nikkie Thatcher

Wholesale foodservice prices are now stabilising after three years of inflation, according to new research.

Thoughtful tip: customers are more generous during Christmas

Xmas tips bonanza of £20m awaits

By Alice Leader

As hospitality workers gear up for the most lucrative ‘tip season’ of the year, new research has revealed hospitality workers can expect to pocket an extra £20m of tips over the festive period.

Rugby match-up: Martin St Quinton (left) with brewery owner Jared Brown

Rugby club owner invests in brewery

By Alice Leader

A rugby club owner has invested in Gloucester Brewery to help boost its brewing production to 800,000 pints a year by the end of 2020.

Customers must be honest: chefs share views on the increase in negative reviews

How has a spike in negative reviews impacted pubs?

By Alice Leader

A customer ‘walking in with a balaclava on’, is no different to an anonymous source leaving a negative review online, says a Great British Pub Awards Chef of the Year finalist.

New owners: Margriet Vandezande-Crump and Daniel Crump

Service is key for couple opening gastropub

By Nicholas Robinson

Following an illustrious career in some of the UK’s most decorated restaurants and gastropubs, husband and wife team Daniel Crump and Margriet Vandezande-Crump are soon to launch their own pub venture.

Top tips for tips: new research reveals latest consumer dining habits

Southerners tip more than those in the north

By Alice Leader

A survey has revealed how generous diners are across the country and that staff with a friendly demeanour are more likely to convince consumers to bump up a tip.

Not meating standards: the majority of people surveyed think vegan pub food is ‘average’

Pubs must improve vegan game

By Emily Hawkins

Consumers are not impressed with the vegan food offerings at pubs, according to new research, and the industry has been urged to up its game.

Prices sprout: Christmas dinner essentials to be in the inflation firing line

Costly Christmas warning for hospitality businesses

By Alice Leader

An expensive Christmas awaits catering and hospitality operators, according to Lynx Purchasing, as price rises kick in for many festive menu staples, including turkey and Brussels sprouts.

Popular choice: chocolate appeared on more than three quarters of selected Michelin-starred venues’ menus

How to create a Michelin-starred menu

By Nikkie Thatcher

Chocolate, potato and onion are three of the 12 most used ingredients on Michelin-starred menus, new research has found.

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