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Round Table: Rebooting the on-trade

Published:  17 September, 2020

Prominent restaurateurs joined Andrew Catchpole around a virtual table to discuss rebuilding trade in the new norm.

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EOHO helps pull down inflation but sector still at risk of 'bloodbath'

Published:  16 September, 2020

The success of the government’s Eat Out to Help Out scheme in August helped push the UK inflation rate to a five-year low, according to data from the ONS.

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Strong support for return of physical tastings

Published:  13 July, 2020

Some 85% of wine professionals have said “yes” to wine tastings in response to a survey organised by leading UK wine PR agencies and generic bodies.

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Research confirms protracted on-trade recovery

Published:  22 June, 2020

A new survey of UK Hospitality (UKH) members has confirmed that hospitality businesses are expecting a lengthy and painful recovery, with levels of trade expected to be significantly supressed for many months to come.

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In spitting distance of Covid-19

Published:  15 June, 2020

At the onset of the ongoing global pandemic, traditional on-trade channels saw sales fall to zero overnight. But what about the wider drinks trade and the interactions within it? Jo Gilbert asks if it's time to reassess tried – and maybe tired – formulas?

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Pressure mounts on PM to axe the 2 metre rule

Published:  11 June, 2020

The Prime Minister Boris Johnson is facing increased pressure to axe the 2 metre social distancing rule to help re-open the on-trade and save jobs.

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Soapbox: Stephen Finch on the 2 metre barrier to trade

Published:  08 June, 2020

Asking for rational trade-offs, Vagabond’s Stephen Finch voices the on-trade’s concern over the economic impact of shut-down and the 2 metre distancing rule.

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‘Save summer six’ ministers press for 22 June on-trade reopening

Published:  08 June, 2020

Boris Johnson is understood to be close to agreement with a group of senior ministers to look at reopening the hospitality sector on 22 June.

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Order-from-table mobile app gains traction

Published:  04 June, 2020

As the on-trade gears up to begin a safe reopening on 4 July, mobile ordering app OrderPay has signed up several more high street names looking to meet social distancing requirements.

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All-star panel talks how to deal with pandemic in restaurant environment

Published:  28 May, 2020

Building trust around social distancing rules will be the major challenge for restaurants looking to relaunch their businesses after lockdown eases, a leading on-trade panel has agreed.

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Majestic reinstates click and collect from stores

Published:  27 May, 2020

Majestic Wine is allowing customers back to its stores for the first time since lockdown, with orders now available to collect from local stores.

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Night trade poses biggest barrier to reopening on-premise

Published:  22 May, 2020

Packed pubs, standing-only bars and heaving nightclubs pose the biggest challenge to getting the struggling on-trade back on its feet, the IWSR has suggested.

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Pandemic is officially “Bad for beer, better for spirits and wine”

Published:  15 May, 2020

Beer and cider were hard-hit in the 2008/9 economic crisis, suffering from a combination of duty rises, an on-trade slump and increased at-home consumption, all of which tend to favour spirits and wine.

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Boris Johnson reveals "conditional plan" to reopen hospitality businesses in July

Published:  10 May, 2020

Prime Minister Boris Johnson revealed tonight that bars and restaurants could start to reopen in two months’ time, if the science supports the plans.

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Virtual Happy Hour leads on-trade support initiatives

Published:  19 March, 2020

A new ‘at home tasting’ initiative is looking to support the hospitality industry by encouraging the public to drink at home as if they were at their favourite bars and pubs.

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