Business

Coming together: the merger of Tesco and Booker was first announced in January 2017

Booker reports sales rise

By Nikkie Sutton

Food wholesaler Booker has announced that its total sales rose by 3.4% in the last quarter of 2017, with like-for-like sales up by 3.8%.

Positive measures: the ALMR has welcomed Sadiq Khan's business rates proposals

ALMR welcomes proposals to reform business rates

By Georgina Townshend

The Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) has embraced business rates reform schemes from both the Scottish Finance Minister and the London Mayor Sadiq Khan.

Marcus Jones: Pace is

Minister puts pressure on local authorities over rate relief

By Michelle Perrett

Local authorities have come under pressure to provide rate relief to pubs after the parliamentary under-secretary of state for Communities and Local Government and ex-pubs minister Marcus Jones said the pace had “not been acceptable”.

Train to gain: sales increased with WSET spirits training

Training significantly grows spirits sales in pubs

By Nicholas Robinson

Premium spirits sales could be given a 16.9% boost if operators invest in the right training for staff, the results of a new Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) study have shown.

Snap shot: the general election is taking place on Thursday 8 June

General election 2017

General election 2017: manifesto round-up

By Nikkie Sutton

With the snap general election just hours away (Thursday 8 June), The Morning Advertiser has summarised what each party has pledged for pubs.