Coffer Peach Business Tracker

Positive festive trading cheers eating and drinking-out market

15 January 2020

Britain may have fallen out of love with shopping on the high street over the festive period, but it continued to go out to eat and drink over Christmas and the New Year, latest industry figures show.

Both pubs and restaurants feel pressure on eating-out spend

09 December 2019

The Latest Coffer Peach Business Tracker results suggest restaurants are under pressure experiencing a slip in sales, while drink sales are up 0.7 per cent suggesting signs of a positive festive trading period.

Rugby fails to ignite pub and restaurant sales in October

11 November 2019

Britain’s managed pub and restaurant groups saw trading take a dip in October, with the Rugby World Cup providing little if any extra boost for bar sales, latest figures from the Coffer Peach Business Tracker reveal.

Retail woes and Brexit fears fail to dent pub and restaurant sales

14 October 2019

While the retail sector recorded its worst September trading since 1995, Britain’s managed pub and restaurant groups saw collective like-for-like sales grow 1.2 per cent last month, according to latest figures from the Coffer Peach Business Tracker.

Pub and restaurant groups maintain summer momentum

09 September 2019

Britain’s managed pub and restaurant groups saw collective like-for-like sales grow 1.6 per cent in August against the same time last year, with drink-led pubs, and especially those in London, being the best performers, latest figures from the Coffer Peach Business Tracker show.

Pub and restaurant groups see steady sales growth in July

09 August 2019

Britain’s managed pub and restaurant groups saw collective like-for-like sales grow 1.2 per cent in July against the same time last year, with restaurant chains recovering strongly after a poor summer in 2018, latest figures from the Coffer Peach Business Tracker show.

Cooler June is good news for Britains restaurant groups

15 July 2019

June was a better month for eating and drinking out across Britain – although pub and restaurant operators experienced widely contrasting fortunes, according to latest figures from the Coffer Peach Business Tracker.

Pub and restaurant groups report zero growth in May

11 June 2019

Britain’s managed pub and restaurant groups saw trading flat-line in May, according to latest figures from the Coffer Peach Business Tracker. Collective like-for-like sales growth across the market was zero, compared with the same period last year.

Easter heatwave is good for drink sales, bad for eating-out

13 May 2019

The hot Easter weekend delivered starkly different outcomes for Britain’s managed pub and restaurant groups, latest figures from the Coffer Peach Business Tracker show. While pub sales surged in the sunshine, restaurants struggled in the heat.

Better March weather boosts pub and restaurant trading

15 April 2019

Britain’s managed pub and restaurant groups saw collective like-for-like sales grow 3.8 per cent in March compared to the same month last year, when trading was hit badly by the effects of the ‘Beast from the East’, latest figures from the Coffer Peach Business Tracker show.

February sales boost for pubs, but restaurants still struggling

11 March 2019

Britain’s managed pub and restaurant groups saw collective like-for-like sales increase just 0.3 per cent in February against the same month last year, according to latest figures from the Coffer Peach Business Tracker - with pubs trading strongly, but restaurants moving backwards.

Pubs and restaurants suffer January sales hangover

18 February 2019

Britain’s managed pub and restaurant groups saw sales slump in January after a strong Christmas, according to latest figures from the Coffer Peach Business Tracker, with collective like-for-like sales down 1.8 per cent against the same month last year

Strong festive trading boosts eating and drinking-out market

16 January 2019

While the retail sector struggled, Britain’s managed pub and restaurant companies had cause to celebrate over the six-week Christmas and New Year period with collective like-for-like sales up a healthy 4.1% on 2017, according to latest figures from the Coffer Peach Business Tracker.

Pub and restaurant groups enjoy November sales growth

17 December 2018

Trading across Britain’s managed pub and restaurant sector improved in November with collective like-for-like sales up 1.5 per cent against the same month last year, according to latest figures from the Coffer Peach Business Tracker.

Pub and restaurant groups deliver flat October trading

19 November 2018

Britain’s managed pub and restaurant groups saw collective like-for-like sales grow just 0.2 per cent in October, according to latest figures from the Coffer Peach Business Tracker – with pubs and bars doing better than casual dining chains.

September delivers a late summer bonus for pub trade

15 October 2018

Sunny weather in September again proved good news for Britain’s managed pubs, with collective like-for-like sales up 1.9 per cent on the same month last year, according to latest figures from the Coffer Peach Business Tracker. But restaurant chains had another tough month.

Holiday season delivers boost for GB eating-out market

17 September 2018

Britain’s managed pub and restaurant groups saw collective like-for-like sales edge up 0.6 per cent in August, latest figures from the Coffer Peach Business Tracker show - with more mixed weather bringing better news for the country’s casual dining chains.

Restaurants toil in summer heat, while pubs make hay

20 August 2018

July’s heatwave was good news for Britain’s pubs – but heaped more pressure on the country’s restaurant chains, latest figures from the Coffer Peach Business Tracker show. Managed pub and bar groups saw collective like-for-like sales rise 2.7 per cent against last July, while sales across restaurant groups plummeted, down a substantial 4.8 per cent in like-for-like trading.

June heatwave and football boosts Britain’s pub takings

16 July 2018

Britain’s pubs enjoyed a mini sales boom in June thanks to the hot weather and the start of the World Cup, latest figures from the Coffer Peach Business Tracker confirm. But while the country’s managed pub and bar groups saw collective like-for-like sales rise 2.8 per cent against last June, restaurant groups were suffering in the heat with a 1.8 per cent fall in like-for-like trading.

May sun shines on pubs, but casts shadow on restaurants

18 June 2018

Hot weather in May helped boost trade in Britain’s pubs, but hit restaurant sales. Overall, the country’s managed pub, bar and restaurant groups saw collective like-for-like sales up 1.4% on May last year, according to latest figures from the Coffer Peach Business Tracker.

Pub and restaurant groups see sales take a dip in April

11 May 2018

Britain’s managed pub and restaurant groups saw sales slip in April. Latest figures from the Coffer Peach Business Tracker showed collective like-for-likes down 1.2% on the same month last year – with earlier Easter holidays seen as the main factor.

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.