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St Patrick's Day, weather and sport lift drinks sales to a 2022 high

Published:  28 March, 2022

Last week’s out-of-home drinks sales were 7% up on pre-pandemic levels, CGA’s latest Drinks Recovery Tracker reveals.

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Online drinks sales growth cools, but remains far above pre-pandemic levels

Published:  10 March, 2022

Online sales of alcoholic drinks fell -18.5% YoY in the UK in February 2022, though nudged up 9.4% against those in the typically slow first month of January.

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Hospitality industry braced for soaring inflation

Published:  07 February, 2022

As the cost of living crisis and soaring energy bills continue to affect households across the UK, many in the hospitality sector are predicting double-digit price rises, inevitably to be passed on to consumers.

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Arc Inspirations secures financial backing for expansion

Published:  31 January, 2022

Leading bar and restaurant operator Arc Inspirations has signed an agreement with HSBC to borrow £5m, allowing the company to fulfil its plans for expansion and growth.

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Consumer caution hits Christmas drinks sales

Published:  20 January, 2022

On-trade drinks sales fell by a quarter in the run-up to Christmas as wary consumers avoided pubs, bars and restaurants ahead of socialising on the big day, as Andrew Catchpole reports.

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Hospitality underwhelmed by Chancellor's £1bn rescue package

Published:  22 December, 2021

Businesses are split in their response to the Treasury's £1 billion support package, with enthusiasm from some quarters, while others have claimed that the amount “borders on insulting”.

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Revolution sees strong trading from pent up demand

Published:  07 October, 2021

Pent up demand has seen Revolution Bars, the 67-strong bar group, report strong trading well ahead of expectations.

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Premium spirits: Paying the price of lockdown

Published:  28 July, 2021

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Only two in five hospitality business leaders say they’re trading at profit, though confidence is on the rise

Published:  24 May, 2021

Only two in five hospitality businesses are now either trading or are expected to trade at a profit by the end of June, a new survey from CGA and Fourth has revealed.

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April delivers ‘solid’ outdoor trading for on-trade groups able to open

Published:  14 May, 2021

Managed pub and restaurant groups able to deliver outdoor service managed to deliver 74% of normal sales in April compared with the same period in 2019, but overall sales were 60% down with a majority still closed.

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One in four venues reopen for first week of outdoor service

Published:  19 April, 2021

Just under a quarter of England’s licensed premises have opened for trade in hospitality’s first week back for outdoor-only service, with pubs in particular capitalising on wider access to beer gardens, patios and other outdoor areas.

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SME Brexit Support Fund opens for applications

Published:  16 March, 2021

The £20m SME Brexit Support Fund, announced last month, is now open for applications. 

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Liv-ex places orders for Millar and Carter

Published:  15 February, 2021

Liv-ex is bolstering its team with the hiring of two editors from rival wine trade titles.

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Bordeaux Index predicts ‘resurgence’ for Bordeaux following record Q4 trading

Published:  08 February, 2021

Bordeaux Index has reported record volume trading volumes for Q4 2020, with Bordeaux and Burgundy to the fore, in what the fine wine trading platform described as “step change gains” compared with Q4 2019.

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High street restrictions could have dire consequences for small business this Christmas

Published:  10 December, 2020

Local shops and businesses are on a ‘cliff edge’, with one in 10 facing permanent closure without a successful Christmas trading period.

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Berkmann launches web portal for independent merchants

Published:  15 September, 2020

Berkmann Wine Cellars has launched an online resource for independent merchants featuring a tailored range of 300 wines.

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Pubs and restaurant group sales halve in first month back

Published:  13 August, 2020

Britain’s managed pub, restaurant and bar groups saw trading fall to just over half of ‘normal’ trading compared to the same month last year, data from CGA’s Coffer Peach Business Tracker has shown.

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Pubs lead uneven on-trade reopening

Published:  10 August, 2020

The on-trade still has a long way to go before it is fully re-opened as Covid-19 lockdown restrictions ease, according to new research.

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Italy rising in half-year Liv-ex trades

Published:  23 July, 2020

The growing importance of Italian wines on global trading markets is reflected in the half-year data released by Liv-ex, the online fine-wine trading platform.

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UK should embrace “best in class” IT to secure global drinks trading pre-eminence

Published:  16 July, 2020

The UK’s withdrawal from the EU and subsequent shake up of import-export requirements is an opportunity to implement a system that secures Britain’s place as the unrivalled hub of international drinks trading.

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