UK. Pub chains: January better than expected

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The Coffer Peach Business Tracker, which monitors sales performance across 18 major pub and restaurant operators, including Mitchells & Butlers, Whitbread, Pizza Hut, Punch Pub Co, Gondola and Tragus, reported like-for-like sales up 10.7% in January on last year. Total sales, including new openings, were up 11.4%. (more…)

UK. BBPA calls for freeze on beer tax

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The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has urged the government to freeze beer tax in next month’s budget to give the industry a boost. (more…)

Pub customers… who needs them?

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Yes, we as licensees have all joked that life would be brilliant if it was not for customers. We all believe, we could find plenty to keep ourselves busy and fill our day, even without the inconvenience of customers actually turning up. (more…)