Trade

What is the trade expecting for Christmas?

Christmas optimism high

By Ed Bedington

Optimism for the Christmas period is running high with people working in the hospitality sector, despite concerns over Government plans for the winter.

'Good news': 'The benefits of a tariff-free, quota-free UK-Australia trade deal are great news for British producers exporting English wine and spirts to Australia,' Miles Beale, chief executive of the WSTA said

UK/Australia trade deal to save UK wine businesses £16m, claims WSTA

By The Morning Advertiser

The first major trade deal negotiated by the Government since the UK left the EU has been welcomed by the Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) for reducing costs for drinks businesses and positive knock-on effects for hospitality firms.

Spurring sales: Ei gears up to offer customers free pints next month

Ei to boost January trade with 100k free drinks giveaway

By Alice Leader

Ei Publican Partnerships is launching the ‘Cheer Up January’ initiative that will donate 100,000 free drinks to drive footfall and drink sales for publicans during the notoriously quiet post-Christmas period.

'We have seen many pubs brought back to life as entrepreneurs invest in a site, bring back local trade and focus on good service'

INSIGHT

When is the right time to buy a closed pub?

By Simon Chaplin

If you are considering buying a closed pub, do your homework and you could be on the way to fulfilling a dream, according to Simon Chaplin, director of pubs at Christie + Co

The NACM predicts the UK market will grow by 17% by 2018

British cider producers predict export boom

By Ruth Williams

British cider producers have predicted a rise in exports of an extra 704m pints a year by 2018 led by the growth in popularity of cider in recent years.