Useyourlocal, the UK’s largest online audience of people looking to go to the pub, has joined forces with property website Zoopla to help home-hunters pick a new property based on the proximity to their local pub.
While most consumers (55%) believe a balance between technology and human interaction provides the best experience in the on-trade, there has been a change in attitude towards digital solutions, new research has found.
One of the biggest challenges around delivering an epic cask offer remains shelf life, so the ability to extend the lifespan of what is a quintessentially British product could be just the silver bullet the category needs.
Despite pressure surrounding energy costs in the on-trade, allowing customers to charge phones at pubs should be a “value added service” and charging them to do so would be “counterproductive”, according to operators from across the sector.
By Rob Easton BSc, PgDip, MSc, MBA, of Shield Safety
Rob Easton, head of environmental health at Shield Safety, discusses the potential £4bn* revenue spike heading towards the UK’s hospitality sector during the 2022 festive period but warns venues could be at risk if they aren’t prepared for surging footfall.
Toggle, The Hospitality Gift Card & Commerce platform, has launched “Toggle Time 2’, a campaign to help hospitality businesses bring in additional revenue through the ultimate hospitality word of mouth: gifting.
‘Cash or card?’ is far from a question of the past. However, with the desire for quick, convenient experiences high on the list of priorities for many customers visiting hospitality venues, cash is increasingly taking a back seat compared to digital payments.
Are pubs behind the curve when it comes to the digital world? Are we not embracing technology enough? The Lock In team tackle the subject with a range of guests debating everything from back of house tech, to whether customers should be allowed to google...