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UK eating-out market set to value £95.2 billion in 2022 +4% versus 2019

Published:  22 June, 2022

According to the new Lumina Intelligence Eating Out Market Report, the UK on-trade is set to value £95.2 billion in 2022, +4% versus its 2019 value, meaning that inflation is outpacing market growth.


Cost-of-living crisis and staff shortages threaten £36bn hospitality and leisure growth

Published:  17 June, 2022

A new report warns today that the cost-of-living crisis could severely hamper the hospitality and leisure sector’s post-pandemic recovery amid a widespread lack of staff.


The Rum Renaissance: Is Rum the new Gin?

Published:  28 April, 2022

A report by Campari Group UK explains why rum is a key growth area in the on and off-trade, as the category plays into central consumer and shopper trends influencing the market.


Customers are crying out for support when buying wine KAM research finds

Published:  27 April, 2022

New research out this week shows that 1-in-3 customers don’t feel confident ordering wine in pubs, bars and restaurants, with 1-in-9 admitting that they often find the experience intimidating.


Footprint releases drinks sustainability report

Published:  07 April, 2022

Today, the 2022 Footprint Drinks Industry ESG Trends Report has been launched to help businesses develop a proactive sustainability strategy.


And the Oscar goes to… Bond and Bordeaux

Published:  25 March, 2022

For 92 years, the Oscars has been the most significant awards ceremony in the movie industry. Over the last nine decades, thousands of films have collected awards in various categories, from Best Picture to Best Special Effects. A large majority of those will feature some degree of alcohol consumption, incidental or otherwise.


London hospitality struggling the most post-covid

Published:  01 March, 2022

Hospitality sectors in major British cities including Bristol and Manchester are recovering their vibrancy as Covid restrictions wind down, according to new research.


Portman Group labels Drinking in the Dark report “utter nonsense”

Published:  26 August, 2020

The Portman Group has issued a strong rebuttal to a new report from the Alcohol Health Alliance (AHA) which calls alcohol labelling in the UK “inadequate”.


Low alcohol wine still losing out to mocktails and beer

Published:  12 July, 2018

We know that consumers are more health conscious than ever before, with sustainably sourced avocado on toast becoming the zeitgeist for a generation which is also increasingly moderating its alcohol consumption.


Portman Group rebuts claim it advised removal of CMO guidance as RSPH pushes hard hitting labelling

Published:  26 January, 2018

The Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) has released proposals for a hard-hitting new alcohol labelling scheme in the face of what it describes as an “alcohol health awareness vacuum”.