Food price inflation is nothing new, and many a pub operator will be used to that one local who sits in the corner complaining that his ploughman’s and pint of bitter is far more expensive than it used to be.
Operating costs in the pub sector have risen above 50% of turnover for the first time, according to the latest Benchmarking report from Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) and Christie & Co.
Wine experts have warned that the severe economic uncertainty left by Britain’s vote to leave the EU is likely to disrupt the UK’s wine industry and raise prices. But how tangible will the knock-on effect be on UK pubs and should licensees be worried?
The strain of increased competition in the eating out sector has forced many high street pubs to slash the prices of their dishes, while the amount of side dishes sold increased significantly, according to the latest Horizons’ Menu Trends report.
Brewers have defended their position in regards to wholesale price increases and claimed they strive to “keep costs competitive”, after licensees slammed the move that will see rises of up to 5p per pint in some instances.
Licensees are now spending more than 5% of annual turnover dealing with red tape, according to the latest Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers’ Benchmarking Survey, exclusively revealed in today's PMA.
The British Institute of Innkeeping (BII) has revealed plans for major changes in 2014 including a brand relaunch, new benefits to members and a new constitution giving a “leaner and more responsive decision-making process”.
Last year’s good summer helped boost pub sales, but increases to business running costs continue to hold back profit growth, the Publican’s Morning Advertiser’s annual Pub Market Report survey has found.
Licensee Karen Murphy is known by some as the brave heroine who took on the Premier League over foreign satellite football. Here, in an exclusive comment piece, she explains why she is leaving the pub trade.
Another week, another survey highlighting the problems being faced by pub licensees. This one happens to be our own, commissioned for our Pub Market Report among a cross-section of the PMA’s readership.
Total operating costs of running tenanted and leased pubs increased significantly last year — with smaller, wet-led pubs bearing the brunt, according to the British Beer & Pub Association’s (BBPA’s) latest Running a Pub benchmarking survey of companies...
So last week, following a concerted effort by many publicans, industry personnel and beer lovers to generate a near religious movement on sites such as Twitter that saw an e-petition receive over 100’000 digital signatures, MPs finally had a debate about...
JD Wetherspoon, the managed pub operator, has reported a 3.2% rise in like-for-like sales for the 53 weeks to 29 July, and said that with taxation and input costs expected to continue to rise it was aiming for a “reasonable outcome” in its current financial...
‘It appears to have everything prospective publicans crave; low start up costs, choice of location, competitive rent and FOT on a fantastic range of cask ales. It's the way to go for many of those thinking about entering the trade, isn’t it?’