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.
28 August 2019
Faced with the demise of the traditional High Street and the rise of big tech companies such as Google, Amazon, Apple, and Facebook, the UK government has been planning a digital services tax to level the playing field. Will France’s commitment to, if necessary, refund part of its digital services tax scupper the UK’s efforts?
19 August 2019
In January we made some predictions for the travel and tourism sector in 2019. As we reach the half way point in the year we reflect on the first six months and consider what may still occur.
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.
06 August 2019
Primark, a real success story for the high street, has announced it is seeking rent reductions of up to 30 per cent on leases coming up for renewal. While less prosperous competitors have been using Company Voluntary Arrangements (CVAs) to encourage landlords into accepting lower rents to retain a tenant, Primark is taking a different approach.
05 August 2019
Research and Markets predicts that the global food tech industry is expected to exceed $250 billion by 2022. Find out how the digital economy has been a major player in reinventing the food and drink market.
29 July 2019
As we reach the half way point in the year we discuss what the future holds for the Hotels and Accommodation sector. From the effect of Brexit on staff retention, to growing environmental pressures, we look at what’s in store for the remainder of 2019 and beyond.
22 July 2019
At the start of the year, we made some predictions about challenges and trends that the retail sector could expect to see in 2019. We now reflect upon those predictions and discuss what trends lie ahead for the remainder of the year and beyond.
17 July 2019
With France and the UK imposing new digital services taxes on big technology companies and the USA threatening to retaliate with import tariffs, UK and European businesses and consumers are likely to be caught in the crossfire of a trade and tax war. What’s going on?
15 July 2019
At the start of the year, we made some predictions about challenges that the leisure and hospitality sector could expect to see in 2019. Now half way through the year we reflect on those forecasts and look to future trends in the market.