Coffer Peach Business Tracker

Bumper Easter makes up for dismal March for eating and drinking-out

13 April 2018

Latest figures from the Coffer Peach Business Tracker show that collective like-for-like sales for the four days of Easter were up a healthy 5.9% compared to the Easter weekend last year. In contrast, like-for-likes across the sector fell 3.1% in March against the same month last year.

Britain continues to eat-out despite closures and weather

16 March 2018

The British public continued to go out to eat and drink in February – in spite of the cold weather and the negative media stories around restaurant chain closures. Latest figures from the Coffer Peach Business Tracker show that collective like-for-like sales for managed pub and restaurant groups were slightly up 0.2% compared to the same month last year.

January sales stand up for pub and restaurant groups

15 February 2018

Britain’s managed pub and restaurant chains saw collective like-for-like sales come out slightly ahead in January, despite the doom and gloom stories surrounding the eating-out market. Latest figures from the Coffer Peach Business Tracker, the sector’s established sales barometer, showed a 0.6 per cent increase on the same month last year.

No Christmas cracker for restaurant and pub groups

19 January 2018

Britain’s managed pub and restaurant groups saw collective like-for-like sales marginally down by 0.1% over the six-week Christmas and New Year period, according to latest figures from the Coffer Peach Business Tracker.

November delivers sales uplift for pub and restaurant groups

14 December 2017

Sales in Britain’s managed pubs, bars and restaurants enjoyed a welcome uplift in November after flat trading across most of the last six months, with collective like-for-like sales up 2.2 per cent on the same month last year, latest figures from the Coffer Peach Business Tracker reveal.

October sales figures flat for pub, bar and restaurant chains

20 November 2017

Trading across Britain’s managed pub, bar and restaurant groups was essentially flat in October with like-for-like sales up just 0.3 per cent on the same month last year, latest figures from the Coffer Peach Business Tracker show.

Tough September trading hits restaurant, pub and bar groups

16 October 2017

Britain’s managed pubs, bars and restaurants saw like-for-like sales decline 0.9 per cent in September as the public appeared to pull back on spending on eating and drinking out, latest figures from the Coffer Peach Business Tracker reveal.

Flat August trading for Britain’s pub, bar and restaurant groups

14 September 2017

Sales growth across the managed pub, bar and restaurant sector slowed in August, with collective like-for-like sales up just 0.2 per cent against the same month last year, latest figures from the Coffer Peach Business Tracker show.

Pub and restaurant groups see slight sales growth in July

18 August 2017

It’s steady as you go for Britain’s managed pub and restaurant chains. Latest figures from the Coffer Peach Business Tracker show that collective like-for-like sales were up by 0.6% across the sector in July compared to the same month last year.

Pub and restaurant trading remains steady during June

12 July 2017

The British public is continuing to go out to eat and drink, despite growing concerns about a weakening of consumer confidence, latest figures from the Coffer Peach Business Tracker show.

Pub and restaurant groups see sales slip back in May

15 June 2017

Britain’s managed pub and restaurant market experienced a dip in trading in May, with operators recording collective like-for-like sales down 0.4 per cent compared to the same month last year, latest figures from the Coffer Peach Business Tracker show.

Pub and restaurant groups see return to sales growth in April

11 May 2017

Managed pub and restaurant groups were back in growth in April, with collective like-for-like sales up 4.4 per cent compared to the same month last year, latest figures from the Coffer Peach Business Tracker show.

Late Easter does no favours for Britain’s eating-out market

28 April 2017

It was an Easter break to forget for Britain’s managed pub and restaurant groups with collective like-for-like sales down 3.8 per cent on 2016’s four-day holiday weekend, according to latest Coffer Peach Business Tracker figures.

Late Easter dampens March sales for restaurant and pub operators

12 April 2017

Britain’s restaurant and pub groups saw collective like-for-like sales fall back 0.5 per cent in March, according to latest figures from the Coffer Peach Business Tracker – with the late Easter holiday break being the chief culprit.

Relief for pubs and restaurants as public continues to eat and drink out

15 March 2017

Britain is continuing to go out to eat and drink - particularly in managed pubs and branded restaurants, which saw collective like-for-like sales grow 1.7 per cent in February against the same month last year, according to latest figures from the Coffer Peach Business Tracker.

Restaurant and pubs groups avoid the post-Christmas hangover

16 February 2017

Britain’s managed pub and restaurant sector saw collective like-for-like sales grow 1.9 per cent in January against the same month last year, according to latest figures from the Coffer Peach Business Tracker – with casual dining chains seeing the biggest jump in trade.

Christmas brings cheer for pub and restaurant chains

19 January 2017

The festive season brought a welcome sales uplift for Britain’s managed pub and restaurant groups.

Pub and restaurant groups boosted by November's London recovery

15 December 2016

Managed pub and restaurant groups saw collective like-for-like sales grow 1.1% in November against the same month last year, according to latest figures from the Coffer Peach Business Tracker – with London providing the biggest increase.

Pub and restaurant chains see sales slip in October

17 November 2016

Managed pub and restaurant groups saw sales slip in October, with collective like-for-like sales down 1.0 per cent on the same month last year, according to latest monthly figures from the Coffer Peach Business Tracker.

Pub and restaurant chains see positive September sales trend

20 October 2016

Consumer spending on eating and drinking out continues to hold up post-Brexit vote, with managed pub and restaurant groups reporting collective like-for-like sales up 1.8 per cent in September against the same month last year, according to latest monthly figures from the Coffer Peach Business Tracker.

Britain enjoys the summer by still eating and drinking out

15 September 2016

Britain’s managed pub and restaurant groups saw collective like-for-like sales grow 0.6 per cent in August against the same month last year, following on from a 0.3 per cent sales lift in July.

Post-vote Britain carries on eating and drinking out

17 August 2016

Britain’s managed pub and restaurant groups saw collective like-for-like sales grow 0.3% in July against the same month last year – the first indication that the country is not giving up on going out to eat and drink in the wake of the Brexit vote.

School holiday boost for June pub and restaurant trading

20 July 2016

Britain’s managed pub and restaurant groups saw collective like-for-like sales up 1.8% in June against the same month last year, boosted mainly by later school holidays, according to latest figures from the Coffer Peach Business Tracker.

Later school half-term hits May pub and restaurant sales

16 June 2016

Britain’s pub and restaurant groups saw same-store sales slip in May, with collective like-for-like trading down 1.4% on the same month last year according to latest figures from the Coffer Peach Business Tracker.

Pub groups see sales fall as eating-out market slows in April

19 May 2016

Britain’s eating and drinking-out market continued to slow-down in April, according to latest figures from the Coffer Peach Business Tracker.

Pub and restaurant groups see sales growth slowing down

21 April 2016

Britain’s managed pub and restaurant operators are experiencing a sales slowdown at the start of 2016, latest figures from the Coffer Peach Business Tracker show.

Easter rainstorms put dampener on pub and restaurant sales

07 April 2016


Wet and stormy weather across Britain put a dampener on people going out to eat and drink over the Easter holiday weekend, latest figures from the Coffer Peach Business Tracker show.

February delivers flat trading for pub and restaurant groups

17 March 2016

Managed pub and restaurant groups saw sales growth flatten out in February.

Pub and restaurant groups report positive January trading

17 February 2016

Britain’s pub and restaurant groups have reported a solid start to 2016, with collective like-for-like sales in January up 1.9 per cent on the same month last year, according to latest figures from the Coffer Peach Business Tracker.

Pub and restaurant groups beat 2014 festive trading performance

18 January 2016

Pub and restaurant groups saw collective like-for-like sales increase 1.8 per cent over the six-week Christmas and New Year period.

Post-Paris nervousness hits London's eating and drinking-out markets

10 December 2015

London’s pub and restaurant trade saw sales dip in November in the wake of the Paris terrorist attacks.

Rugby and half-term help boost October pub and restaurant sales

12 November 2015

Britain’s eating and drinking-out sector saw sales pick up in October, according to latest figures from the Coffer Peach Business Tracker.

Pub and restaurant groups see steady growth continue into September

15 October 2015

Britain’s managed pub and restaurant sector is seeing steady, if unspectacular, sales growth in 2015, reflected in the latest trading data for September.

Holiday season brings slowdown in eating and drinking-out growth

10 September 2015

Britain’s managed pub and restaurant groups saw sales growth slow in August. Collective like-for-like sales were up just 0.6 per cent on August last year, latest figures from the Coffer Peach Business Tracker show.

Restaurant chains outstripping pubs in market sales growth

13 August 2015

Expanding casual dining brands are increasingly competing with pubs for out-of-home consumer spending.

Restaurant and pub groups see continuing eating-out growth

16 July 2015

The growing popularity of branded restaurants was a major factor in boosting eating-out sales in June 2015.

Easter delivers sales boost for pub and restaurant groups

16 April 2015

It was an Easter break to celebrate for Britain’s managed pub and restaurant groups with collective like-for-like sales up 5.1 per cent on 2014’s four-day holiday weekend, according to latest Coffer Peach Business Tracker figures.

Snow and cold fails to depress publics eating out appetite

10 February 2015

Restaurant and managed pub groups saw collective like-for-like sales edge up 1.4 per cent in January, despite the impact of the snow and cold weather that gripped much of Britain during the month.