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Non-contact sport? 'Unsurprisingly, fans have missed sport, particularly the connection, community and camaraderie it brings', according to MatchPint's co-founder Dom Collingwood

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Get ready for Premier League kick-off (part 2)

By Stuart Stone

With a Premier League kick-off scheduled for 17 June and pubs slated to start opening less than a month later, what challenges could the return of live sport pose operators?

League restart: 92 outstanding Premier League fixtures are to be played across six weekends and three midweek rounds before a provisional end date on 25 July

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Premier League season to resume on 17 June

By Stuart Stone

The Premier League has revealed that the 2019-20 season will return from lockdown on 17 June – just 18 days before some pubs are slated to reopen.

Online alternatives: publicans have been encouraged to look at how to incorporate online events with social distancing

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‘Keep online quizzes local and true to life’

By Emily Hawkins

Jay Flynn, whose Virtual Pub Quiz broke a Guinness World Record earlier this month, shared his tips on running a successful online pub quiz, which include keeping question topics accessible and using word-of-mouth marketing.

Cash flow now: pub operators have said gift cards have helped them feel more confident about reopening

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‘Use big discounts to attract voucher purchases’

By Emily Hawkins

Publicans operating gift card schemes have said they are not worried that making sales now could mean they do not take more money when they are eventually able to reopen.

Business building: StarStock boss Sam Ulph reveals how technology can help pubs now and in the future

Love for tech has arrived

By Sam Ulph, founder and CEO of e-commerce tech company StarStock

Reinventing your business is one thing – doing it in the space of a week is another, especially in the middle of a global crisis ravaging your industry.

Safety fears: Chinese cities have opened up bars and restaurants again but many have said they feel hesitant to visit

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Consumer confidence in China highlights challenge for UK pubs

By Emily Hawkins

Insight tracker CGA has revealed the attitudes of Chinese consumers towards eating and drinking out of home, meaning UK pubs can look to their international peers for an idea of how the public will feel about visiting in the months after reopening.

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