By M&C Report team2005-06-19T16:07:00+01:00
The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has said the pandemic has demonstrated the strengths of the leased and tenanted model and that wholesale changes to the Pubs Code could undermine the relationship between pub company and tenant or lessee.
There has been a noticeable slowdown in nightclub bookings from the end of August, amid conflicting signals from government on the introduction of vaccine passports, according to the late night industry.
Staffing pressures are set to continue for hospitality businesses, despite changes to the guidance on self-isolation, the chief executive of St Austell Brewery has warned.
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Seven in ten (70%) restaurant, pub and bar leaders feel optimistic about their businesses’ prospects for the next 12 months, but mounting costs and debts mean many firms remain vulnerable.
In the second part of an interview with MCA, Andy Hornby, chief executive of The Restaurant Group, discusses the importance of accurate supply forecasting and simplifying menus as a way of controlling menu price inflation. He also discusses pub estate expansion, as well as current and future prospects for trading.
Digital technology, implemented during the pandemic, has boosted the popularity of more premium drinks and provided valuable data for operators, MCA’s Pub Conference audience heard.
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