What's in the news 10 June?

The MA's Review of the Week

Never been a greater need for innovation

By Ed Bedington

The MA's Ed Bedington caught up with Creative Hospitality's Bruno Nunes for his take on the big news this week, from pessimism in the face of the oncoming challenge through to reinvention for survival.

Greene King, greener planet: The pubco pledges to become net zero by 2040 (Getty/ jaquesvandinteren)

Greene King pledges to be net zero by 2040

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Greene King has pledged to become net zero by 2040, following steps taken by trade bodies to cut down the sector’s carbon footprint after the chief executive dubbed the climate crisis the “greatest challenge of our time.”

Reducing waste, sustainable packaging and transparency: How you can make your takeaway offer more sustainable (Getty/ kyotokushige)

Customers care about sustainability when ordering takeaway

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Stocking sustainable food options, avoiding waste and being conscious about packaging are key to attracting customers to pubs when serving takeaways, a survey commissioned by Deliverect has revealed ahead of World Earth Day (22 April).

Eco-friendly and a homely feel: This year's interior design trends revealed (Getty/ archigram)

2022 interior design trends revealed

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Sustainability, homecoming and artistry are just a few of the interior design trends that have proved popular in the hospitality sector throughout 2022 according to commercial outfitter Novograf.

The Pub of the Future: Heineken UK release new report examining key sustainability trends (Credit: Getty/Jacobs Stock Photography Ltd)

Heineken UK releases new sustainability report

By Rebecca Weller

Heineken UK has released a new report examining three key sustainability trends shaping the hospitality industry: innovation in infrastructure, environmentally friendly experiences, and serving up a sustainable offering.

Trash to treasure: Operators advise on how to run a sustainable cocktail bar (Debby Lewis-Harrison)

Cocktail bar licensees give top tips for sustainability

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Operators across the country have given tips for running a sustainable cocktail bar after the collision of COP26 and national vegan month this November stressed the need for environmental responsibility.

What's in the news 1 April?

MA's Review of the Week

'Sustainability more important than ever'

By Ed Bedington

The Morning Advertiser editor Ed Bedington spoke with Darwin and Wallace boss Mel Marriott on the headlines of this week

Industry celebration: the 2021 Publican Awards were held virtually on Tuesday 30 March

Publican Awards 2021

Best Sustainable Pub Company - Brewdog

By The Morning Advertiser

Independent beer maker and bar operator BrewDog bagged Best Sustainable Pub Company at the 2021 Publican Awards after a landmark year.

Pub pint pledge: 'Our partnership with WWF will give pub-goers another reason to feel good about enjoying a cold pint in their local,' UK director of marketing at Carlsberg, Emma Sherwood-Smith, commented

Carlsberg to make WWF donation per on-trade pint sold

By Stuart Stone

Carlsberg has pledged to offer a donation to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) for every pint of Carlsberg Pilsner and Carlsberg Export that is served in participating pubs when trading restrictions are lifted.

The Morning Advertiser has profiled the three companies shortlisted for the Best Sustainable Pub Company prize, sponsored by Sky, at this year’s Publican Awards

Publican Awards 2021

Meet the finalists: Best Sustainable Pub Company

By The Morning Advertiser

The Morning Advertiser has profiled the three operators shortlisted for the Best Sustainable Pub Company prize, sponsored by Sky, at this year’s Publican Awards.

Why is BrewDog carbon negative?

‘It was 50/50 whether BrewDog would make it through lockdown’

By Nikkie Thatcher

The enforced coronavirus lockdown meant Scottish brewer and bar operator BrewDog lost 70% of its revenue overnight, causing co-founder James Watt serious concerns over whether the business would be able to trade once restrictions were lifted.

Sustainability scheme: BrewDog has announced it plans to become carbon negative

BrewDog is now ‘carbon negative’

By Nikkie Thatcher

Scottish brewer and operator BrewDog has announced it takes twice as much carbon out of the air as it emits in a bid to become the “world’s first carbon negative international beer business”.

Green future: wholesaler release sustainable takeaway cup

Wholesaler launches first ever 'green' cup

By Alice Leader

Booker has launched its most sustainable cup in the UK yet with a fully biodegradable lining that can break down within 90 days in a compostable environment.

Make more effort to support British produce, British Food Fortnight organisers say

Top chef urges others to ‘buy British’

By Nicholas Robinson

A top chef has joined forces with royalty and government ministers to urge food businesses to be more supportive of local produce by displaying the provenance of the food on their menus during British Food Fortnight.

The group’s total revenues of £1.89bn were 2.2% higher than FY 2012

M&B reports small rise in full-year sales

By John Harrington

Mitchells & Butlers (M&B), the managed operator, has reported a 0.4% rise in like-for-like sales in the year to 28 September as pre-tax profit grew from £82m to £150m.

Wood: carbon neutral East Green

Adnams joins Government green mission to US

By Lesley Foottit

Green brewer Adnams is one of six British businesses joining the climate change minister on a "green trade mission" to the US. Minister Greg Barker...

Barling: strong views on sustainability

Academic warns of consumption crisis

By Martyn Leek, M&C Report

The amount of food we eat and the energy it takes to produce, process and transport is unsustainable. That was the stark message presented to...

BBPA: ties is robust model

BBPA: tie is robust and flexible

By Ewan Turney

The pubcos believe a Competition Commission investigation will prove the tie to be a "robust and sustainable business model". The British Beer and...