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Celebration: England makes it through to the finals of the Euros 2024 tournament (Credit:Getty/FG Trade)

Pubs celebrate as England secures place in Euros final

By Rebecca Weller

Pubs celebrated after England made it through to the finals of the Euros 2024 tournament yesterday (Wednesday 10 Jul) and on-trade bookings for the final game soared after the final whistle.

Football fever: the BBPA predicts up to 8m pints could be consumed in the run up to and during the match this evening

4 in 10 pubs to open later for Euros semi-final

By Nikkie Thatcher

Some 40% of pubs are preparing to stay open later for the Euros semi-final tonight (Wednesday 10 July) where England will fight for a place in the final against the Netherlands.

Do you need a licence to show live sport?

Questions raised around MPLC licensing calls

By Ed Bedington

Licensees have been reporting phone calls from a film and television licensing body claiming, incorrectly, that they need a licence to show the Euros tournament in pubs.

How can pubs improve their design?


Creating the wow factor with pub design

By Ed Bedington

Design is key when it comes to pubs and bars, and with the ever-more competitive leisure market, it’s never been more crucial to create a space that appeals to the punters.

Co-op anti-pub advert misses the mark


Co-op promotion a slap in the face

By Ed Bedington

While the Co-op’s decision to focus on the pub sector with its recent sniping advert might be viewed internally as a bit of “light-hearted” fun, it's gone down like a cup of cold sick with the people it’s targeting.

Co-Op Euros advert targets pubs

Co-op slammed by pubs for Euros ads

By Ed Bedington

The Co-op has come under fire from pub operators after its latest adverts urged punters to shun the pub and stay home to watch the football.

Plenty of cheer: Euro 2024 has boosted sales at pubs (credit: Getty/monkeybusinessimages)

Knockout stages of Euros delivers for pubs

By Gary Lloyd

Pint sales in pubs have been helped by the Euros football tournament but, as with Euro 2020, the on-trade has been helped even more when the competition has reached the knockout stages.

Card payments: Barclays Consumer Spend report shows purchase data on a monthly basis (Getty/ljubaphoto)

May sees 2.9% spending rise

By Nikkie Thatcher

Consumer spending in pubs, bars and clubs grew by 2.9% in May, new data has revealed.

The Morning Advertiser Lock In Podcast episode 79

The Lock In Podcast

Are you being served?

By Ed Bedington

Customer service is key to making your business a success, in the season finale, the Lock In takes a closer look at a key aspect that can make or break a pub.

Number of women drinking beer in UK has decreased since 2018

Fewer women drinking beer than in 2018

By Gary Lloyd

Six years after research revealed the UK had the lowest percentage of beer drinkers in the world, new evidence has shown the figure has fallen further.

Boundless possibilities: BBPA Pint Tech conference looked at the benefits of technology and AI for pubs (Pictured: Emma McClarkin)

Pubs urged to embrace AI to 'futureproof' sector

By Rebecca Weller

Pubs need to dive headfirst into embracing technology, in particular AI, to “futureproof” themselves and be prepared to fulfil the needs of the next generation of customers.

Excuses made: often a change of plans will see a booking cancelled or result in a no-show (credit: Getty/SolStock)

Top 5 reasons for no-shows

By Gary Lloyd

One in five hospitality guests fail to turn up for a reservation because they booked multiple venues to ensure they would get in somewhere.

The Morning Advertiser's Lock In podcast episode 78

The Lock In Podcast

Making the most of your ghost

By Ed Bedington

Pubs and ghosts go together like, well beer and pubs! Most pubs will lay claim to a ghost or two, so the podcast team take to the airwaves to talk all things spooky!

Consumer opinions: the report shows what customers find most annoying when eating and drinking out (image: Getty/Drazen Zigic)

Long waits and cold food pubgoers biggest gripes

By Nikkie Thatcher

Some 91% of hospitality consumers cited a long wait for food or drink and hot food being served cold were their biggest bugbears when eating and drinking out, research has revealed.

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