Consumer Confidence

Interest rate rise hitting pubs will not tackle inflation


Strangling hospitality demand not the solution to inflation

By Ed Bedington

The idea that raising interest rates to try to curb consumer spending in pubs, bars and restaurants is another slap in the face for a sector that seems to have become the whipping boys for the authorities.

What's in the news 17 June?

The MA's Review of the Week

‘Deliveroo, over my dead body’

By Ed Bedington

Hospitality and experience will be key in the fight for the consumer spend according to Sarah Weir as she discusses the events of the week and the market challenges with the MA's Ed Bedington.

ONS figures do not mean a slowdown in spend for pubs

No consumer slowdown for pubs yet

By Ed Bedington

The latest ONS figures which show a boost in off-trade sales does not signal a slowing down in the on-trade, industry watchers report.

Insight revealed: CGA managing director for UK and Ireland Jonny Jones outlines consumer data at the MA Leaders Club conference

MA Leaders Club

Consumer confidence rises by 36 percentage points

By Rebecca Weller

Consumer confidence has risen 36 percentage points when compared with January 2021 with 70% now feeling ‘very’ or ‘quite confident visiting hospitality venues, according to CGA.

Returning to pubs: More than two thirds of consumers felt more confident visiting pubs during December 2021 than at the start of 2021 (Credit: Getty/ Henrik Sorensen)

Consumer confidence doubles since the start of last year

By Rebecca Weller

More than two thirds of consumers felt a higher level of confidence when visiting pubs, bars, and restaurants, during December 2021 than at the start of 2021, according to the CGA Consumer Pulse Survey.

The Onslow Arms in Loxwood: We have had to get used to U-turns overnight due to indecisive leadership and misplaced trust

Hospitality needs to ‘get used to U-turns overnight’

By Rebecca Weller

The hospitality sector needs to ‘get used to U-turns overnight’ and new restrictions over the festive and new year period due to indecisive leadership and knocks to consumer confidence, according to one West Sussex operator.

What are people spending in pubs?

Consumer spending in pubs up for August

By Michelle Perrett

Consumer spending on pubs, bars and clubs rose by 43.4% in August compared to 2019, the highest growth recorded for over 17 months.

Increase for trade: consumer spending in the pub sector rose for the first time since February, research has uncovered

Spending in pubs up for first time since before lockdown

By Nikkie Thatcher

Consumer spending in pubs and bars saw a 9% rise – the first increase for the sector since February, with 44% of pubgoers feeling less cautious about visiting the on-trade now than in August (50%), new research has found.

Confidence drop: consumer spending could decrease

On-trade to feel the brunt of consumer confidence drop

By Nicholas Robinson

Pubs could feel the effects of declining consumer confidence following the recent political uncertainty and the progression of Brexit, according to new research by information solutions firm Equifax.

pub running costs

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...

Eating out spend to rise in 2013

Eating out spend to rise in 2013

By John Harrington

The amount spent on eating out is likely to rise in 2013 as consumer confidence starts to return, according to foodservice consultancy Horizons.