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How Brewfitt Future of Dispense System helps save space and energy

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Brewfitt: Going Green with the Future of Dispense System

By Brewfitt

The concept of “going green” encompasses a wide range of topics, including reducing our carbon footprint, minimising pollution, protecting the environment and promoting reuse and recycling. The benefits of embracing sustainability are evident and it is...

How sustainability can be part of pubs' business plans


How to implement sustainability into your business

By Nikkie Thatcher

We've spoken with a number of experts around how businesses can implement sustainability schemes into their operations in this special podcast episode.

Locally sourcing ingredients for pubs


Local sourcing – the pros and cons

By Nikkie Thatcher

Building relationships with nearby suppliers can prove fruitful with pricing and availability but is local always best?

Is it possible to make cask beer stay fresh for longer?

The Cask Project

Extending the life of cask beer

By Gary Lloyd

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.

De minimums issue: billing customers to charge electronic devices could be 'counterproductive' (Credit: Getty/Adam Gault)

Poll: should pubs charge customers for electricity?

By Rebecca Weller

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.

Talent pool: 7/10 managers think having staff aged over 50 would boost business

Sector bosses urge over-50s to join workforce

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Pub and restaurant bosses believe the recruitment problems impacting hospitality could be solved if older people returned to work to consider a late-life career as a chef, bartender or waiter.

Rules flouted: MP Kevin Hollinrake says ‘paying the legal minimum wage is non-negotiable and all businesses’ (credit: Getty/shisheng ling)

Gov 'names and shames' pubcos for underpaying staff

By Gary Lloyd

The Government has 'named and shamed' more than 200 companies for failing to pay their lowest paid staff the minimum wage – and a number of pubcos have made the list which dates between 2017 and 2019.

Cream of the crop: Licensee of the Year award winners Joe Buckley and Flo Pearce (centre) with Damian Saunders of Sky (left) and the BII's Steve Alton (right)

2023 LOYA winners crowned

By Nikkie Thatcher

Joe Buckley and Flo Pearce from the Tollemache Arms in Harrington, Northampton have been named the British Institute of Innkeeping (BII)’s 2023 Licensee of the Year.

Trading figures: sales in pubs were up by 8.8% against May 2022 but high inflation means this was below the same month last year in real terms (image: Getty/recep-bg)

May’s like-for-like sales up 8.8%

By Nikkie Thatcher

Warm weather and a trio of bank holidays resulted in like-for-like sales in pubs having increased by 8.8% year on year.

Cheers to that: Take dad to the pub this Father's Day (Credit: Getty/ lisegagne)

How are pubs celebrating father's day?

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Father's Day is just around the corner (Sunday 18 June). We took a look at how pubs across the country are celebrating the special occasion.

Leading light: Sarah Willingham of Nightcap will describe her journey to build the business so quickly

Nightcap leader to star at MCA Pub Conference

By Finn Scott-Delany

Nightcap co-founder and CEO Sarah Willingham will appear at MCA’s Pub Conference next week, fresh from snapping up Dirty Martini in a pre-pack deal.

Strong speakers: the line-up for the Pub Conference is jam-packed

Speakers for Pub Conference revealed

By The Morning Advertiser

Pub legends Tim Martin, Ian Payne and Bob Ivell will share the stage at the Pub Conference later this month (Tuesday 20 June).

Cash help: the Last Post in Thornaby, Stockton-on-Tees has previously received the funds, which have helped the pub reach even further into its community


CCEP pledges thousands to Community Hero pubs

By The Morning Advertiser

Coca-Cola Europacific Partners (CCEP) will be giving £15,000 to this year’s Community Hero finalists at the 2023 Great British Pub Awards, for the pubs to donate to good causes.

Delivering success: Inigo Rivero shares insights at the MA Leaders Club, Newcastle


How to unlock TikTok’s potential

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

House of Marketers managing director, Inigo Rivero, discussed how operators can unleash the potential of TikTok at The MA Leaders conference last week.

Digital insights: Footprint Digital staff talk all things SEO

MA Leaders Club

How to drive footfall to your pub's website

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Experts from the advertising agency Footprint Digital advised operators on how to get the most out of SEO, at the MA Leaders conference in Newcastle last week.

A little time: licensees have an additional seven days to enter this year's Great British Pub Awards


More time to enter Great British Pub Awards

By Nikkie Thatcher

Operators have been given more time to enter the 2023 Great British Pub Awards as the deadline has been extended by a week to Sunday 28 May.

Stubbornly high: UKH chief executive Kate Nicholls (pictured) said vacancies in the sector were not reducing quickly enough

Vacancies remain 'stubbornly high'

By Rebecca Weller

Vacancies in the hospitality sector remain “stubbornly high” despite overall year-on-year decline, trade body UKHospitality (UKH) has stated.

Banning alcohol at work events

Perspective needed on work parties

By Ed Bedington

If things can’t get much worse for the pub sector, the fun-police are now out trying to ban drinking at work parties.

Paying out: overall consumer spending grew by 4.3% in April, according to Barclays (image: Getty/mihailomilovanovic)

Slight sales uptick in April

By Nikkie Thatcher

Pubs, bars and clubs saw a rise of 3.7% in consumer card spending for the month of April, new data has revealed.

The Morning Advertiser Lock In podcast episode 60

The Lock In Podcast

Giving pubs a sporting chance

By Ed Bedington

Sport and pubs often go hand in hand, but are we making enough of the opportunity sporting events provide? Despite a total lack of understanding or interest in sports, the Lock In team take a look at the topic, with a little expert help from special guests.

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