Cost

Taking the strain: Thwaites will absorb additional costs rather than pass them on to pubs and their customers

Brewer announces price freeze for 250 pubs

By Nikkie Sutton

Lancashire-based brewer and operator Thwaites is freezing the price of its beer sold to its tenants across its 250 leased and tenanted estate, for the second year in a row.

Cost increase: Molson Coors and AB InBev have announced price rises for this year

Big brewers announce 2018 price hikes

By Nikkie Sutton

AB InBev and Molson Coors will raise beer prices to above inflation over the next 12 months, making some beers and ciders up to 3.9% more expensive than in 2017.

Inflationary: pubs are facing bigger rises in food and drink costs

7 ways to combat food price inflation in your pub

By James Beeson

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.

Steady: BT Sport will not restructure its prices when the new business rates come into effect

BT Sport announces price freeze

By Liam Coleman

BT Sport will not raise the prices of its subscription packages when the new business rates are announced in April, the broadcaster has confirmed.

How will 2017's price increases affect the trade?

How will 2017's price increases affect the trade?

By Michelle Perrett

With licensees facing increased expenditure ranging from brewery beer price increases to business rate revamps, what do some of those affected think will happen in the sector?

Wine me up: falling pound has sparked price worries (photo: Mohamed Aymen Bettaieb via Flickr)

BREXIT

Post-Brexit wine price fears: a storm brewing or scaremongering?

By Daniel Woolfson

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? 

Pubs worst-hit in some menu areas

Menu prices

High street pub food menu prices decline following increased competition

By Nicholas Robinson

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.

Pints in Liverpool pubs cost £2.66, compared to £4.74 in London

Revealed: cheapest place to buy a pint

By Emily Sutherland

Krakow and Kiev are the cheapest cities in the world to buy a pint according to the latest Beer Price Index, with the average price of a 33cl beer in a bar costing just £1.52.

Publicans face having to up the retail price of a pint in order to maintain their margins (Credit: Flickr - quinndombrows)

Brewers defend wholesale price increases

By Ellie Bothwell

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.

Half of licensees surveyed reported an increase in turnover last year

Pub Market Report: Sales grow; profits flatline

By Noli Dinkovski

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.

Karen Murphy: she is leaving her pub the Red White & Blue in Southsea, Hampshire

Karen Murphy: Local pubs under threat

By Karen Murphy

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.

Willock:

Sales for show, profit for dough

By Rob Willock

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.

Food inflation: hitting most food groups

Food inflation to surge for pubs in 2013

By Lesley Foottit

Food inflation will increase by more than one-third from 3.3% to 4.5% this year, according to Prestige Purchasing’s annual Food Inflation Report.

Cost pressures: BBPA report shows that small wet-led pubs are bearing the brunt

Small wet-led outlets suffer as costs of running a pub increase

By Rob Willock & Adam Pescod

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...

Daniels:

Mark Daniels: The birth of the £6 pint…

By Mark Daniels

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...

The benefits of micropubs

The benefits of micropubs

By Robert Sayles

‘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?’

Expensive: Free Butt’s closure during the year was costly

‘Customer malaise’ hits InnBrighton

By John Harrington

InnBrighton, the Brighton & Hove-based licensed multiple retailer, has posted a 19.1% fall in EBITDA for the year to 30 June 2011, with rising costs, poor weather and “customer malaise” hitting sales.

Stella Artois: reassuringly expensive?

InBev announces 7.8% price hike

InBev UK, the Stella Artois, Budweiser and Becks brewer, has announced it will increase the wholesale prices of its brands by 7.8% from 2 January 2012.The figure is duty exclusive.