With figures showing that two pubs have closed for every coffee shop that has opened in the past five years, industry experts and operators shared their thoughts on how pubs can draw coffee lovers into pubs for a caffeine fix.
As the popularity of coffee shows no signs of abating, customers expect to get a high-quality beverage wherever they go – including pubs. The Morning Advertiser (MA) looks at the machines that can help you deliver what your customers want.
The image usually associated with coffee beer is that of a heavy, dark-coloured stout, with strong roasted malt aromas and harsh, bitter flavours. A niche product, enjoyable for those who want it, but not a mainstream drinks trend of any significance....
Casual Dining Group (CDG) – operator of Bella Italia, Café Rouge – has moved into pub operations after winning a competitive tender process to run two Heathrow airport pubs, which it plans to turn into “ale and coffee houses”.
Drinks trends to be on the look out for this year include using nuts and seeds in beverages to create healthier serves, according to research from Mintel, which also predicts an increase in product launches.
With consumers turning away in droves from traditional pub offers at traditional times, it is little wonder that the UK’s pub closure rate still stands at around 21 casualties a week. For some pubs the remedy is to open up under-used space for daytime...
Brainwave technology has been used to determine how colour affects diners’ moods and eating experiences in the leisure sector, revealing eight colours pubs should consider when dressing their businesses.
Consumers are spending more than ever before in the on-trade, but pubs face a challenge from cafes and restaurants as people look to moderate their drinking, according to the Carlsberg UK Consumer Insights Report.
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.
Revolution Bars Group, the listed, premium bar operator, said it is continuing its drinks innovation programme by being the first company to launch a range of “blended cocktails” across its entire estate.
The recent Greene King Leisure Tracker makes good reading for anyone running a pub — almost two out of three adults rate their pubs as an important community asset and a big contributor to community life.
It’s a topsy turvy world for multiple site operators. Research from CGA Peach showed there’s a ‘strong appetite’ for coffee shops serving alcoholic drinks, with up to £77m extra revenue up for grabs from serving cocktails alone. June’s Greene King Leisure...
Despite strong competition from a seemingly relentless horde of newly opened coffee outlets, licensees are in the ideal position to take advantage of growth in the category. Daniel Woolfson looks at ways licensees can capitalise over the coming summer.