Technology

Going green: sustainability is vital to the world – and pubs must be included too

Creating an eco-friendly pub

By Stuart Stone

The Morning Advertiser spoke to experts in sustainable hospitality businesses about how pub operators can create sustainable sites

Experience: how to build an entertainment-led pub business

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How to grow an experience-led pubco like Pelle Pub Company

By Robert Mann

Building a pub company without a point of difference just won’t cut it these days. However, those that deliver a unique experience in their sites are set up for a fruitful future

Get it right: there's a skill to taking card payments right

In association with Barclaycard

Cash is dead: Long live the card

By Nicholas Robinson

With most consumers now adopting the Queen’s technique of never carrying cash, it has seldom been more important for pubs to get their card payment strategy just right.

Charity coup: Only A Pavement Away has partnered with two FinTech companies to help people find work in the sector

FinTech companies sign deal with sector charity

By Emily Hawkins

Only A Pavement Away (OAPA) – a charity set up to connect homeless individuals with hospitality employers – has partnered with two banking technology companies.

Internet sources: the Green Dragon celebrates helping customers use the Internet and digital services with Pub is the Hub

Pubs are helping customers use the Internet

By Emily Hawkins

Pubs are opening their doors to punters who need help getting online and providing digital support, as local libraries face closures. The Morning Advertiser spoke to one licensee about how to set up a technology hub.

Cashless society: Is the proliferation of technology heralding the death of cash?

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Is it time pubs ditched cash?

By Stuart Stone

Long gone are the days of punters with cash-stuffed pockets. The jingle of change is becoming a distant echo of the past and even the humble chip and pin is under attack as more consumers use contactless and smart payment methods. But what does a cashless...

Screen stars: EPoS providers should be regarded as strategic partners

How can EPoS data help pub operators?

By Emily Hawkins

Big data is becoming more accessible because EPoS companies are able to help pubs measure and analyse customers’ experience at their venues. Experts reveal the latest digital trends and what to expect

Social spotlight: confidently setting your stall out online can bring palpable offline rewards

Social media spotlight: rules of attraction

By Stuart Stone

Love it or hate it, social media is vital to your potential customers so if you want to guide people to your pub, having an online presence may be the way to hook them

Upwardly mobile: mobile phone payments could boost your pub's bottom line

How could mobile phones boost your bottom line?

By Rob Brown

Ordering on your mobile phone is becoming the norm from shopping to getting drinks from the bar. And with the trend for cashless transactions growing exponentially, is your pub ripe for introducing the phone payment swipe?

Service speed: waiting for the bill is one of the biggest pain points for consumers, according to Worldpay

New technology launched to make paying easier

By Fred A'Court

A range of innovative features taking the stress out of setting up a tab, calculating the tip and splitting the bill is being introduced by payments processor Worldpay.

Catering kit is ever evolving so make sure you know what's best for you and your kitchen to make time and money savings

Catering equipment: the need for speed

By Stuart Stone

In the past decade, many kitchens have evolved into the fulcrum around which pub businesses operate. So what are the most prized tools in a chef’s arsenal and what trends are shaping the equipment that’s used every day?

D-day: New data protection regulations could have huge implications (Image credit: ByoungJoo/iStock/thinkstock.co.uk)

GDPR is coming: data protection regulations

By Andrew Don

New data protection rules are looming with the threat of eye-watering fines for breaching the privacy of individuals. Pubs have much to do ahead of the General Data Protection Regulation coming into force in May.

Wake up call: the public is now more aware than ever about the dangers of plastic straws

How pubs can take advantage of biodegradable straws

By Georgina Townshend

As more pubs are taking the plunge and ejecting plastic straws from their bars, The Morning Advertiser talks to two major suppliers of biodegradable straws to find out more about the greener alternatives available on the market.

Full of beans: Why a great cup of coffee will keep customers happy

Cup and away: How to choose the right coffee machine for your pub

By Georgina Townshend

As the popularity of coffee shows no signs of abating, customers expect to get a high-quality beverage wherever they go – including pubs. The Morning Advertiser (MA) looks at the machines that can help you deliver what your customers want.

Centralised source: Ei Group will work with Yext in order to provide accurate, up-to-date public information about pubs in its portfolio

Ei Group partners with Yext to manage online portfolio information

By Stuart Stone

Ei Group has collaborated with digital knowledge management provider Yext in order to maximise the visibility of its portfolio of pubs, improve customer experience and drive footfall through a centralised, online, bank of information on its estate.

Future first: All you need to know about the tech that will help your business stay one step ahead

Future proofing your pub: tech and gadget trends to watch

By Stuart Stone

Smartphones, predictive analytics and tech to ensure staff pour the perfect pint can all help the bottom line but with so many new gadgets and tech advances, it can be difficult to know which are worth investing in. Here, we examine the gadgets to help...

Time to cash in on Bitcoin? Crypto de Change has installed two crypto currency ATMs in Cornwall

Should your pub install a Bitcoin ATM?

By Stuart Stone

The Morning Advertiser spoke to digital entrepreneur Thomas Plummer of Crypto de Change to see how pubs can cash in on cryptocurrency.

Yoti launch: the digital ID app aims to help both sides of the bar

What is digital ID app Yoti and what could it mean for pubs?

By Stuart Stone

New app Yoti - Your Own Trusted Identity - which hosted a launch party at London’s Victoria House on Thursday (9 November), allows customers to leave their passports and driving licenses at home by uploading ID documents to a secure app on their phone....

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