Kate Nicholls

Sensible younger drinkers: consumption of alcohol is falling fastest in the 16 to 24-year-old age group

Protz: Statistics reveal we can handle our drink

By Roger Protz

The British and alcohol: what images spring to mind? Young people staggering around city centres on Saturday nights, fighting or falling down, and making pavement pizzas in the streets. Some of them engaged in fisticuffs with the Old Bill or ending up...

Eating out: consumers still spending

Eating and drinking out spend rises in Q1

By John Harrington, M&C Report

Consumers are continuing to eat and drink out despite the challenging economic times, according to the Consumer Expenditure Index.

Kate Nicholls: strategic affairs director

Expanded role for ALMR's Kate Nicholls

By John Harrington

ALMR head of communications Kate Nicholls has been appointed as the group's strategic affairs director and deputy to the chief executive.

Pubs: figures on openings are misleading

Stats on 24-hour pubs are 'misleading'

By John Harrington

New figures showing a rise in the number of pubs and clubs with 24-hour licences has been labeled misleading by one trade chief. The survey by...

ALMR: disappointed with proposals

ALMR: review is top down stick bashing of pubs

By Ewan Turney & Gemma McKenna

One trade group has blasted the proposed licensing changes as top down stick bashing of pubs. The Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR)...

IPC: gave evidence to MPs

IPC: voluntary change won't happen

By John Harrington

The Government must intervene to make the pubco/tenant relationship fairer for tenants because real change won't happen voluntarily.

Town centre venues were worst hit

ALMR: turnover in pubs falls 1.8%

By Gemma McKenna

Average pub turnover fell by 1.8% last year as costs in-creased 4% to a huge 52% of turnover, according to the ALMR.

ALMR wants a halt to Westminster meddling

ALMR calls for moratorium on new pub laws

By John Harrington

A moratorium on costly new laws, action to stop below-cost supermarket alcohol sales and duty breaks are needed to stop the "haemorrhage of pubs"....