The seminars are designed to help prepare licensees for the introduction of the pubs at the end of May


Pubs code: Trade bodies band together to offer support to licensees

By Emily Sutherland

Leading trade bodies the Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR), the British Institute of Innkeeping (BII) and the Federation of Licensed Victuallers Association (FLVA) have come together to offer licensees support and guidance on the statutory...

How to get good staff - and keep them


How to get good staff - and keep them

By Chelsea Hankin

It’s no secret that the pub and bar sector has an issue with staff retention.  While staff turnover is falling, a reduction of 10% since 2008 according to the ALMR, the industry is still struggling to retain staff.

Cost of running a pub increases

Cost of running the average pub increases

By Mark Wingett

Like-for-like sales climbed 5.8% across the UK’s pub sector in the year to October 2012, with community locals and food led outlets outperforming the market, according to the Association of Licensed Multiple Retailer’s (ALMR) latest Benchmarking Survey...

ALMR's Kate Nicholls:

ALMR announces Late Night Awards winners

By Ellie Bothwell

Be At One, Beds and Bars and Novus Leisure were among the winners at the first Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) Late Night Awards.

New ALMR CEO David McHattie

ALMR appoints new chief executive

By John Harrington

The Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) has appointed a new chief executive – David McHattie, a former operations director at Fuller’s and The Restaurant Group, and operations manager at Mitchells & Butlers.

Davies: offer to match first year's ALMR membership with training

Four more join ALMR

Liverpool-based pub and bar operators Central Bars, Baa Bar, Pax Leisure and Ice Bars are the latest to join the Association for Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR).

Bish: ALMR in a strong position

ALMR boosted by membership rise

By John Harrington, M&C Report

The Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) turned around a pre-tax loss of £11,918 in 2009 to record a £6,494 surplus last year.

DJs and discos: Specially Featured Entertainment events

Anger at PPL royalty fee hike

By MA Reporters

Senior industry figures have called plans to increase music royalty fees by up to 4,000% as "devastating" and "unsustainable". PPL, the...

Sykes: now is the time to act

Trade mobilises against licensing reform

By John Harrington

The ALMR has announced a £30,000 fighting fund for stage one of a campaign to scupper the "unprecedented threat" of licensing reform.

Red tape: hampering pubs

ALMR: free pubs from red tape

By Ewan Turney

Pubs must be free from Government regulation and red tape to operate responsibly and profitably. That's the key message from the Association of...

Bish: benchmarking survey a useful tool

Pub benchmarking survey open to all

By Ewan Turney

A benchmarking survey of pub operating costs — designed to help in rent calculations — has been opened up to the whole trade for the first time....

ALMRchief executive Nick Bish has asked for six months to save the pub industry

ALMR: give us 6 months to sort it out

By MA reporter

The Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers has written to BEC chairman Peter Luff asking for six months to sort the industry's problems out.

Bish: opportunity for change needs to be grasped

ALMR: pubcos willing to change

By Ewan Turney

Many of the issues with the tie can be resolved without the interference of the competition authorities, says the ALMR.

Sykes: calling for change

Leases: clause and effect

By Tim Sykes

Tim Sykes, chairman of the Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers, has called for a set of "standard compulsory clauses" to be inserted in pubco...

Bish: VAT changes are costly

ALMR calls for VAT hike delay

By Ewan Turney

The Chancellor should use the Budget to delay the VAT rise by a month as well as freeze duty on beer, says ALMR.

Bish: told MPs beer tie should be phased out

ALMR clarifies stance on beer tie to BEC

By Ewan Turney

The Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) has written to the Business and Enterprise Committee to clarify its position on the beer tie.

Bish: Pubs facing perfect storm

Pub Manifesto to halt closures

By Ewan Turney

A total of 2,638 pubs will close next year if the Government does not take action and follow a four point rescue plan — that is the stark warning...

ALMR: Drink sales down 3.6%

ALMR: Drink sales down 3.6%

By Ewan Turney

Drink sales were down 3.6% over the festive period but food sales increased by 3.6%, according to a survey of Association of Licensed Multiple...