Last month saw the ninth anniversary of the iPhone, the game-changer that transformed the humble mobile phone into a family photo album, record collection, video library, shopping mall, game centre and mind-blowing universal information resource.
Are those green shoots I see? Our annual Pub Market Report shows definite signs of a positive turn of fortunes for the trade, with nearly half (49%) of licensees reporting an increase in turnover in the past year (compared with 28% reporting a decrease).
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.
The PMA’s annual Pub Market Report highlights some promising trends. Respondents to the survey cited increasingly flexible tenancy/lease contracts as one reason to be cheerful, alongside opportunities from events and occasions, food sales and hot beverages.