Price Rises

Political delusions on cheap beer are damaging


Delusions of cheaper beer is beyond naive Prime Minister

By Ed Bedington

You have to wonder if politicians really believe the things they say because our Prime Minister’s recent comments about how one of the benefits of Brexit has been the delivery of cheaper beer does seem to fly in the face of reality.

Was January trade positive for pubs?


January trade - win or loss?

By Ed Bedington

Against a backdrop of rocketing price rises, rampant inflation, and closures and sales, it’s been interesting being on the road for the Publican Awards judging this week.

Government needs to act on energy challenge for pub sector

Action needed now on energy crisis

By Ed Bedington

In the 1920s there were pictures of German consumers wheeling barrows full of cash to pay for a loaf of bread.

Combatting costs: Price rise hike needed for sector recovery (Getty/ Peter Cade)

Prices expected to rise by 11% across sector

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Prices across the hospitality sector are expected to rise by 11% throughout the year, as businesses try to combat cost pressures and rising VAT rates, a UKHospitality (UKH) survey has revealed.

Prices sprout: Christmas dinner essentials to be in the inflation firing line

Costly Christmas warning for hospitality businesses

By Alice Leader

An expensive Christmas awaits catering and hospitality operators, according to Lynx Purchasing, as price rises kick in for many festive menu staples, including turkey and Brussels sprouts.

The Big Interview: Bidfood sets sights on growing pub customers

The Big Interview

Bidfood sets sights on growing pub customers

By Nicholas Robinson

Pubs will be a bigger focus for Bidfood (formerly Bidvest Foodservice) in the coming years, according to chief executive Andrew Selley and sales and marketing director Andy Kemp, who agree the trade is primed to grow its dry sales to new heights.

Punch: prices up 1% for 2010

Punch holds price rises to 1% for tenants

By The PMA Team

Punch Taverns has opted to help tenants' competitive position by holding price rises to 1% this year. The move will mean that Punch has chosen to...