By M&C Report team2011-12-14T23:35:00+00:00
A one-off grant of £1,000 for wet-led pubs forced to close because of coronavirus has been criticised for not doing enough to support pubs through winter.
Fullers has released a trading statement for the 23 weeks to 5 September 2020 ahead of its AGM later this morning (10 September). After lockdown closed its estate, Fuller’s began reopening sites on 4 July and now has over 90% of its pubs and hotels open. Like for like sales are currently 80% and the business said sales in August were boosted by the EOHO scheme. It said Cotswold Inns & Hotels, which Fuller’s acquired in October 2019, also benefitted from the staycation trend.
East Coast Concepts, the Manchester-based restaurant and bar group, has been bought out of administration.
2020 will go down as a memorable year for all the wrong reasons . No words can express the devastation felt across hospitality, particularly the recent developments which introduced a de facto lockdown in the shape of Tier 4 across swathes of the country. Bookings were eviscerated, supplies were wasted, ...
NewRiver CEO Allan Lockhart has said the business has proved to be “resilient” during a period of “unprecedented disruption”. Announcing its half year results, he said the business had seen a “significant increase in leasing activity, with over half a million square feet of transactions completed, which has led to occupancy in our retail portfolio increasing to more than 96% during the period. This reflects both our affordable rents and focus on essential and convenience retail.
Less than 10% of operators are “very confident” they will reopen on 3 December, according to the latest Hospitality Leaders Poll carried out by Lumina Intelligence for MCA, the Morning Advertiser and Big Hospitality. A further 15% were “not sure at all”, though 33% are “fairly sure” they will reopen once the restrictions are lifted. Meanwhile the industry is split over the future, with 32% thinking they will go bust if existing lockdown measures continue into Spring. While 38% are unsure, just 30% are confident they will survive as a business should things continue as they currently are.
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