All Pubs articles – Page 4

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    Easing of restrictions increases consumer spending


    Over half of the UK adult population had an eating or drinking out occasion as restrictions eased across the UK during July. According to data from Lumina Intelligence, the proportion of UK consumers who had an eating out occasion increased to a peak of 52.2% over the 12 weeks to the 11 July, with frequency of visit and average spend also increasing.

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    ONS data points to a possible recovery plateau


    Hospitality could be experiencing a slowing in the recovery of consumer activity, weekly data compiled by the ONS has suggested.

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    Hawthorn launches Proper Pubs platform


    Hawthorn has announced the creation of a new operator managed platform called Proper Pubs. Proper Pubs will represent about 20% of the Hawthorn estate. Proper Pubs is run by director of managed operations, Mark Brooke, who joined Hawthorn last year. Admiral Taverns completed the acquisition of Hawthorn for £222.3m last week.

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    Analysis & Insight

    Growth in delivery and takeaway sales begins to stabilise


    Growth in delivery and takeaway sales began to stabilise in July as hospitality fully reopened and consumers returned to eating out, with July’s delivery and takeaway sales 206% higher than the 2019 equivalent. But data from CGA’s Hospitality at Home Tracker indicates that delivery and takeaways accounted for over a third of restaurant and pub groups’ sales in July, with delivery representing one in five sales. 

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    On premise drinks continue to recover


    CGA’s Drinks Recovery Tracker has highlighted continuing improvements in on premise drinks sales following the reopening of late-night hospitality. During the week ending 14 August, sales were just -5% behind the same week in 2019, having been as wide as -27% during the week that included the 19 July reopening in England.

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    Adnams reports strong returning demand


    Adnams has posted a loss of £3.1m for the six months to 30 June 2021, as it reports strong returning demand from customers in its East Anglia heartland. The brewery and pub operator reported a turnover of £20.5m, marginally less than the £20.6m it posted for the same period in ...

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    Analysis & Insight

    Supply chain fault lines


    Supply chain issues are currently hitting the headlines and affecting trade at operators such as KFC and Nando’s. In addition, beer deliveries could be affected by potential strike action by draymen towards the end of August. So, what are the key issues that are causing these supply chain shortages, is the situation likely to continue and what might ultimately be the consequences?

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    Price inflation forecast to rise as supply disruptions hit reopening


    Food and drink supply markets have been hit by widespread distribution problems and a spike in demand following the reopening of hospitality, the CGA Prestige Foodservice Price Index reveals. Year-on-year food inflation stood at 1.6% in June, having levelled off at a time of year when it typically falls. The remaining months of 2021 are likely to see further increases in the level of food inflation, as sector demand returns towards pre-pandemic normality and extra supply costs and wage inflation feed into price increases.

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    Push back on business rates consultation says Colliers


    Colliers is urging a push back on the Government’s proposals to move to three-yearly valuations on business rates as it is concerned about some of the detail included in the consultation. The property services firm has suggested that much of what is proposed will create difficulties rather than benefits for businesses appealing their business rates, while also adding costs and paperwork.

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    Sales down 6% in July versus 2019 levels


    The easing of restrictions, good weather and staycations combined to help hospitality continue its recovery during July, with total sales -5.5% lower than the July 2019 equivalent according to the Coffer CGA business tracker. On a like-for-like basis, sales during July were -6% lower than the same month two years ago. The restaurant sector led performance during the month, while bars benefited from the reopening of the night time economy. However, on a 12 month rolling basis, overall sales remained 20% below the 12 months to July 2020.

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    Analysis & Insight

    93% of licensed venues trading in July


    According to CGA’s and AlixPartners Market Recovery Monitor, approximately 5,000 licensed premises reopened in July, meaning 93% of Britain’s pubs, bars, restaurants and other venues are now trading. There are variations by location and type of premise, with groups and food-led sites rebounding strongly. Independents, drinking venues and nightclubs are less likely to be trading. In all, over 98% of food-led premises have reopened. City centre sites are more likely to be trading once more compared to suburban and rural sites.

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    The Inn Collection buys York’s Dean Court Hotel


    The Inn Collection Group has secured historic York property The Dean Court Hotel as it continues to expand its pubs with rooms estate across the north of England. The 40-bedroom site will begin trading immediately under The Inn Collection Group’s flagship ‘Eat, Drink, Sleep and Explore’ trading brand. The undisclosed deal takes The Inn Collection Group’s total site count to 25 and is its fifth Yorkshire venue.

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    Rent collection improves during Q2


    According to data from Remit Consulting, the collection of rent from commercial property tenants has continued to improve. Remit’s data suggests the ‘leisure sector’ has seen a marked improvement in rent payments during Q2. A quarter of tenants were said to have paid on time and within 21 days of payment due date, 49.5% of rents had been collected. In the March quarter, the equivalent figure stood at 38.4%.

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    Hospitality sector drives 40% of Q2 GDP growth


    The reopening of indoor dining helped underpin UK GDP growth during Q2 2021. Analysis from UKHospitality shows the hospitality sector was responsible for 40% of total economic growth from Q1 to Q2 2021, with Kate Nicholls calling on the Government for business rate reform and a permanently lowered rate of VAT. 

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    Analysis & Insight

    The growing appeal of IPOs


    After a Covid-induced hiatus, there have been several IPO announcements this year, with companies such as TGI Fridays, Tortilla, Hawksmoor and Giggling Squid considering their options around going public. Meanwhile several more are believed to be weighing up a listing. How much of this is an opportunistic post-Covid trend? Does it represent a structural shift away from the private equity model? And what are the risks and rewards? Dominic Allport, insight editor, reports. 

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    Analysis & Insight

    Average spend up as pubs and bars grow share


    Latest data from Lumina Intelligence’s Eating & Drinking Out Panel indicates a shift in channel share during the four weeks to 11 July 2021 driven by the Euros. As consumers gathered to watch the football, pubs and bars have continued to gain channel share, accounting for 15.0% of total eating out occasions across the four weeks – up 2ppts versus the previous period. Restaurants have also continued to grow share, up 0.6ppts to 12.7%.

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    Growing brands highlight key market trends


    Lumina’s latest ODI (Operator Data Index) analysis includes full year 2021 outlet growth forecasts for both emerging and established brands within important market segments. It also discusses some of the key market trends that are currently helping brands expand. Trends include creating atmosphere, focusing on online and diversification of offer.

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    Analysis & Insight

    Japanese cuisine closes gap on Italian dominance in restaurants


    Data from Lumina Intelligence’s Menu Tracker is helping to shed a light on trends in starter and main cuisines within chain pubs and restaurants. In restaurants, Italian cuisine continues to dominate while the incidence of pan-Asian dishes grow. British cuisine dominates pub & bar menus and leads year-on-year growth.

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    Analysis & Insight

    Majority of consumers have returned to hospitality since July 19


    CGA research indicates that 56% of consumers have returned to restaurants, pubs and bars since 19 July, although a continued focus on social distancing measures in venues is keeping sales below pre-Covid levels. In total, around three quarters (73%) of consumers have returned to the out-of-home market since venues could reopen in April.

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    Ralph Findlay ‘optimistic’ about the pub sector recovery


    MCA caught up with Ralph Findlay, chief executive of Marston’s, following the group’s Q3 trading update. He discussed the group’s increasing focus on premium pubs and the benefits of a technology upgrade. While describing the pingdemic as a “severe headache” and voicing concerns around VAT and price rises, he was nonetheless optimistic about the pub sector’s potential for recovery.