Sales

Empty seats: the sector has seen a fall in sales as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic and is expected to see a further drop

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Dry-led pubs footfall drops 30% in past week

By Alice Leader

Over the past seven days, dry-led pubs saw 30% fewer customers compared to the same period in 2019, including a 53% drop in footfall in just one day (18 March).

Christmas sales: pubs sold more drinks on key festive dates this year but sales for the month were flat

December sales dampened

By Emily Hawkins

Like-for-like sales across pubs and restaurants were static in December (last month) as wet weather deterred many from venturing out.

Extra presents: publicans can expect their pubs to be busier than usual this Christmas

Early Xmas celebrations could bump up sales

By Alice Leader

Christmas could come early this year as Brits get into the festive spirit, starting their celebrations before they normally would, according to CGA analysis.

Millennial appeal: could Love Island themed events help pubs target a younger audience?

Can pubs cash in on Love Island?

By Stuart Stone

Reality TV show Love Island has taken the nation by storm, with viewing figures peaking at close to 4m people in 2018 despite regular clashes with the World Cup.

Cocktail offer: three-quarters (75%) of the nation's bars sell cocktails

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Get the cocktail message across

By Nicholas Robinson

Having a great offer when it  comes to cocktails is a proven way of increasing trade, but making sure you convey what you have to customers is the crucial aspect in building sales. Nicholas Robinson reports.

Suspicious mind: Sellers of alcohol will have to be registered with HMRC from April so make sure they are

How to have a nose for fake alcohol

By Poppleston Allen

Our legal experts give advice on how to spot when there might be something amiss with a new drink you're being offered.