The MA's Ed Bedington catches up with Anglian Country Inns md James Nye to get his take on the week's news, from inflationary pressures, the return to the "new normal" and tackling the recruitment crisis.
Soaring inflation rates have seen seasonal fruit and veg prices increase on average by 37% versus the same period in 2020, revealed data from the Government’s Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA).
Pubs have had no breathing time following the pandemic as rising costs pose multiple challenges for operators who have survived by “the skin of their teeth” with the potential for a "catastrophic" and "very tough" year ahead, according...
The MA's Ed Bedington catches up with Valiant Pub Co boss Gerry Carroll to get his take on the latest headlines hitting the industry, from managing the exit of restrictions through to the impact of war in Europe on the trade.
The MA's Ed Bedington catches up with Glendola's Alexander Salussolia to get his views on the current market, inflationary pressures, financial considerations and what the future holds for hospitality operators.
Foodservice price inflation rose again in February – to 3.7% – with further rises likely in the next few months, something that will be “particularly unwelcome in the pub sector”, the latest data has shown.
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.
I think the pub industry has forgotten how to react to good news. Such has been the unrelenting tide of taxation, regulation and economic stagflation in recent years, that there was an air of disbelief among pub operators and campaigners when the Chancellor...