Continuous innovation: ‘The work we’re doing now will help your pub run smarter in the future,’ Richard Stephens, head of technical services at Heineken UK says (Image: herraez/Getty Images)

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Tech to play ‘even bigger’ role in pubs of the future

By The Morning Advertiser

Understanding data and predictive technology have been highlighted by Heineken as two ‘smart-tech’ trends to look out for in pubs, according to the beer giant’s Pub of the Future report.

European move: the beer was previously brewed under licence by a third party, but will now be made ‘in house’

Asahi Super Dry relaunched in the UK

By James Beeson

Asahi Super Dry, the premium Japanese lager, is to be brewed ‘in house’ in Europe for the first time, Asahi UK has announced.

Future picture: Cocktail Credentials ambassador Ben Reed outlined how to keep ahead of the curve with cocktails

Future Trends: Spirits

Separating cocktail fads from the future

By Nikkie Sutton

Cocktail trends can be tricky to predict, but having a process in place to help find the future patterns can pay dividends for operators.

Rum's punch: Ian Burrell believes a run on rum is down to enthusiastic bartenders

Future Trends: Spirits

Top bartenders ‘driving demand’ for rum

By James Beeson

Demand for rum is being driven by the enthusiasm of top bartenders and the growth in interest in cocktails, according to a leading global rum ambassador.

Award-winning: Hill's NWTC won six awards at this year's Publican Awards

NWTC to grow southern portfolio as Reading Botanist confirmed

By Liam Coleman

The New World Trading Company (NWTC) has confirmed that its Reading site will open on 29 May, as company chief executive Chris Hill says he plans to announce more south-east and south-west sites “over the coming two months”.

JDW boss Tim Martin slams BBPA Brexit warnings


2017 predictions: JDW boss slams BBPA Brexit warnings

By Nikkie Sutton

JD Wetherspoon boss Tim Martin has hit back at BBPA chief executive Brigid Simmonds following her claims that Brexit and its consequences will be the main challenge for the sector next year.

What will you take from the Future Trends: Spirits event?


Future Trends: Spirits event is back

By Nicholas Robinson

Spirits sales in pubs are rocketing, so it’s time you looked at how to maximise sales in your pub. Whether you’re looking to polish your cocktail menu or premiumise your spirits offer, we’ve got it all at the Future Trends: Spirits event in London on...

PMA Pub Market Report 2015 survey results

Pub Market Report

Pubs more positive about future as events grow in importance

By Mike Berry

Publican’s Morning Advertiser readers are experiencing a more positive trading environment with more than half reporting a rise in turnover during the past year and almost six in 10 licensees planning to invest in their pub in the coming 12 months.

Encouraging news, but let's keep an eye on the future

Editor's opinion

Encouraging news, but let's keep an eye on the future

By Ed Bedington

There’s some encouraging results from the Publican’s Morning Advertiser’s reader survey, with more than half of respondents reporting turnover on the increase, and almost the same number saying profits are also up year on year.

Editorial: All change for you and us


Editorial: All change for you and us

By Ed Bedington

So, as my predecessor jets off into the sunset and sands of Dubai, it’s my turn to step up to the bar, if you’ll forgive the pun.

Pete Brown: Pubs will always have a role

Future pubs special

Pete Brown: Pubs will always have a role

By Pete Brown

With a history spanning a thousand years, Pete Brown argues it’s unlikely we’ll drop the idea of the pub community any time soon.

An artist's impression of PMA editor Rob Willock in 2020

Future pub special

Seeking 2020 pub vision

By Rob Willock

The pioneering car maker Henry Ford was reported once to have said: “If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses.”

Star Pubs & Bars pubs

Star reveals pub disposal plans

By John Harrington

Star Pubs & Bars hopes to dispose of 50 sites this year and could look at significant acquisitions once the “uncertainty” around the proposed statutory code for the sector is lifted, trading director Chris Jowsey has said.

Oxfordshire community-run pub seeks tenant

Community-run pub seeks tenant

By Gurjit Degun

A community group in Oxfordshire that has bought its local pub — the Seven Stars in Marsh Baldon — is looking for a tenant to run the venue.

Publicans should be wary of industry forecasts, good or bad

Publicans should be wary of industry forecasts, good or bad

By Rob Willock

As one wag once said: “Forecasting is very difficult, especially if it is about the future.” Indeed, if yesterday was a dependable indicator of tomorrow, stocks and shares would be an entirely safe and predictable haven.

BBN: tough talking

Best Bar None gets tough with venues

By John Harrington

Best Bar None-accredited bars could have their status withdrawn if they don't adhere to best practice. That's one plan from BBN chief Neil...

Robertson: tough talking

BII boss: 'we'll act to raise standards'

By John Harrington

BII chief Neil Robertson has made it clear the group will not shirk from criticising and acting against pub operators — and individual licensees...

Pring: dialogue is healthy

Let's hope it's not just rhetoric

By Andrew Pring

The promise of change makes it an exciting time and, if the pubcos are genuine in their desire to evolve, the future will be fairer for licensees, says Andrew Pring.



Paul Smith considers the way forward for the Bar Entertainment and Dance Association From time to time, a trade association should take a long look...



By Graham Allman Managing director GA-Select

It is a little premature to pass judgement on the full effects of the smoking ban on the future valuations of licensed businesses. Also, the...