Health: consumer trends have helped soft drinks rise

Category update

Soft drinks are on the up

By Nikkie Sutton

The soft drinks category has seen a rise in volume and value according to statistics from CGA Strategy.

POW! Cider is still packing a punch in pubs

Cider report

Cider continues to drive on-trade profits

By Nicholas Robinson

Nigel Huddleston discovers how the phenomenal march of cider during the past few years may have slowed slightly but is still continuing to help drive on-trade profits

Pub, bar and restaurant regional trends


What do regional trends tell us about the current pub landscape?

By Ben Winstanley

AlixPartners and CGA Peach have released the third edition of the trade’s Market Growth Monitor, a survey of Britain’s restaurant, pub and bar supply. Ben Winstanley takes a closer look at the monitor’s data and discovers several regional trends affecting...

Pete Brown is feeling positive about 2012

Positive trends prevailing

By Pete Brown

This is my last column of the year, and I find myself looking back on 2011 as an unexpectedly good year in many ways for the beer and pub world, and feel ing curiously optimistic about 2012. No, don’t laugh.

Offers: but drink deals are thin on the ground

Pubs steer clear of discounting drinks

By Gurjit Degun

Pubs are backing away from discounting drinks this month, citing rising overheads and the VAT increase. A snapshot survey from different regions by...

Pub staff: less job security

Tenants shed staff as recession bites

By John Harrington

Tenants have been forced to shed more staff in the past year as licensees say the recession has hit harder than expected, says a new CGA survey.

Collins: applies statistics to the real world

CGA Strategy: Making the numbers count

By Phil Mellows

Phil Mellows talks to CGA Strategy chief executive Jon Collins about putting the company at the heart of providing statistical information for the industry.

Pubs with live music take 44% more

Live music helps boost pub takings

By John Harrington

Pubs that feature live music take 44% more money than those that don't — that's a key finding of a new survey.

Collins: will ensure smooth transition

Nielsen takes stake in CGA Strategy

By Ewan Turney

Market research company Nielsen has taken an equity stake in on-trade consultancy CGA Strategy. Nielsen will now transfer its UK on-trade services...

Under half scored their pubco 8 out of 10 or above

Tenants lag behind overall pub sector

By The PMA Team

Almost two-thirds of tenants are trading resiliently, but are still lagging behind the pub sector overall. That's according to a new survey of 500 tenanted pubs by CGA, commissioned by the Morning Advertiser.