By M&C Report team2004-09-05T07:44:00+01:00
JD Wetherspoon (JDW) has hit back at headlines in the national press that linked its current shortages with some beer to issues around the shortage of workers caused by Brexit, and reports that its pubs were running low of beer, claiming they were inaccurate.
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.
A pay deal has been struck with 1,000 draymen at drinks delivery company GXO Logistics Drinks, following the threat of strike action last month.
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Family brewers’ ability to adapt, and their position in local communities, has held them in good stead during the pandemic, and will aid their recovery, according to Emma McClarkin, chief executive, British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA).
The leased & tenanted pub sector has been a through “watershed moment” during the pandemic, showing the strength of the partnership model, Lawson Mountstevens, MD of Star Pubs & Bars has said.
Red Oak Taverns is set to acquire nine pubs from Dorset-based business Hall & Woodhouse.
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