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The Jetsons' idea of the future didn't pan out

Technology

Robot Wars judge: ‘Bots will serve pints soon’

By Nicholas Robinson

Robots will pull and serve pints behind UK bars sooner than operators think, according to Noel Sharkey, professor of artificial intelligence and robotics at Sheffield University.

Maxwell's of Covent Garden

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Bar reaps rewards from Pokémon Go

By Nikkie Sutton

Maxwell’s Bar & Grill in Covent Garden, central London, has reported a 26% increase in customers after their first week of trading as a PokéStop.

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Technology

What new technology are we going to start seeing in pubs?

By Nigel Huddleston

Last month saw the ninth anniversary of the iPhone, the game-changer that transformed the humble mobile phone into a family photo album, record collection, video library, shopping mall, game centre and mind-blowing universal information resource.

An exciting new trade show has launched

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Exciting new trade show - The Bar & Pub Show - launches

By Mike Berry

A new event dedicated to the bar and pub sector will run alongside this year's Restaurant Show at Olympia bringing together the best suppliers in the business with top operators that are transforming the UK’s on-trade.

How your business can make the most of technology

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How your business can make the most of technology

By Michelle Perrett

Whether you consider technology an advancement or a hindrance in the pub, Michelle Perrett discovers why it is here to stay and how your business can get real benefits from it.

Targeting the social media scene

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Targeting the social media scene

By James Evison

How to effectively use social media to promote your venue is often seen as the trickiest aspect of marketing. The Publican’s Morning Advertiser (PMA) web editor James Evison takes a look at some fresh and creative examples of how best to approach these...

Toby Carvery launches customer loyalty app

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Toby Carvery launches customer loyalty app

By James Evison

Toby Carvery has just launched a new app to offer multi-tier rewards to its customers with the aim of increasing customer loyalty. 

epos technology Zonal reports record FY sales and profit growth

Technology

Zonal reports record sales and profit growth

By MC Allegra FS

Zonal, the Electronic Point of Sale (EPoS) provider to the hospitality industry, has reported record sales and profit growth for the year to 30 June.

TripAdvisor launches Windows app

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TripAdvisor launches Windows app

By Oli Gross

TripAdvisor has launched an app that will assist potential customers to browse reviews and book visits while out and about on their smartphones.

Contactless payments up 92% since September

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Contactless payments up 92% since September

By Oli Gross

Contactless spending has almost doubled in pubs and bars since the contactless limit rose from £20 to £30 in September, according to Barclaycard research.

Deltic launches huge data capture project

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Deltic launches huge data capture project

By MC Allegra FS

The Deltic Group, the 58-strong nightclub group, is to employ an analyst and psychologist to help it mine data on its customers in a similar way to retail giants Amazon or Tesco.

How online tools are changing training of pub staff

Training

How online tools are changing training of pub staff

By Nigel Huddleston

Nigel Huddleston looks at how new online packages and innovative apps are transforming training and career development of pub staff, helping encourage long-term careers in hospitality.

How EPoS technology can change your pub

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How EPoS technology can change your pub

By Nigel Huddleston

The Publican's Morning Advertiser looks at two key issues around EPoS systems - and how they can revolutionise your venue.

Editorial: The digital battle is one you must win

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Editorial: The digital battle is one you must win

By Mike Berry

By no means do I consider myself a technophobe but, admittedly, I’m some way from being a ‘digital native’ — the phrase coined for the younger generation born or brought up during the internet age.

Analogue licensees unfit for digital age

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Analogue licensees unfit for digital age

By James Evison

Licensees are struggling to make the most of new digital opportunities, an exclusive survey by the Publican’s Morning Advertiser has found.

Contactless payment is convenient for consumers and on the rise in pubs

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How contactless payment can help pubs

By Fiona McLelland

It’s here and it’s not going away in a hurry. Yes contactless payment has truly arrived — and pubs need to climb aboard the bandwagon or risk getting trampled in the rush.

The pub chef's Christmas gadget guide 2016

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The Christmas gadget guide for pub chefs

By Daniel Woolfson

In theory, a truly talented chef should be able to produce outstanding meals with just a frying pan, a spatula, a sharp knife and the right ingredients. Cooking isn’t about kit, it’s about skill.  But that doesn’t mean chefs shouldn’t treat themselves...

Digital trends: Are you plugged-in to customers needs?

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Digital trends: Are you plugged-in to customers needs?

By Heineken Digital Survey

The digital world is driving people into - and out of - pubs across the country. Are you ensuring that their technological needs are being met when they enter your venue? The Publican's Morning Advertiser reports.

Boost sales with winter warming hot drinks

Hot drinks

Hotting up: winter alternatives to coffee

By Noli Dinkovski

The temperature is dipping, collars are being turned up and customers are looking for something to warm the cockles of the hearts. The answer, says Noli Dinkovski, is a diverse coffee offer that is adaptable to the seasons.

#DigiPubs: Social media - it's time to reach out to the masses

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#DigiPubs: Social media - it's time to reach out to the masses

By Poppleston Allen

As I’m sure you are well aware, the use of social media has exploded. To put this into context, the three most popular social networks — Facebook, Instagram and Twitter — have a combined UK user base of 59 million people*.

Is Big Brother watching you?

Is Big Brother watching you?

By Ed Bedington

Big brother is watching — beware that friendly stranger at the bar chatting to your customers, he could land you in some serious trouble!

Orderella and quiz specialists team up for Pub Quiz Day

Technology

Orderella and quiz specialists team up for Pub Quiz Day

By James Evison

Mobile ordering app Orderella has teamed up with quiz event specialists MyBigIQ to announce applications are open for pubs to take part in the UK’s first National Pub Quiz Day on 1 December.

Computer safety: don't bury your head in the sand

Technology

Computer safety: don't bury your head in the sand

By Adam Bernstein

Computers are kings in the modern era but using any kind of equipment that can connect to the internet comes with a threat to security that could cost you dearly. Adam Bernstein investigates.

Taking the pain out with Flypay

Technology

Taking the pain out with Flypay

By James Evison

Following a £7m investment from Time Out, PMA caught up with Tom Weaver, the CEO of UK start-up, Flypay, to discover what the app can do for pubs.

The future is social media - and you have to be on it

Technology

The future is social media - and you have to be on it

By James Evison

Would you let someone stand outside your pub with a loudspeaker, telling the world how awful it is? Many pubs have an online presence, but just having a pretty website won't cut the mustard in 2015.

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