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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.

Can food tech save us?

20 May 2019

With so much innovation in the food space, from realistic meat alternatives to delivery technology solutions, there is an abundance of promise for tech investors looking to grow rapidly and at scale. When it comes to return on investment, however, investors need to be savvy with whom and where they decide to invest. Does technology, therefore, make a recipe for success or disaster?

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.

The importance of corporate economic substance

13 May 2019

The issue of corporate economic substance is high on the agenda of tax authorities globally, following recent developments to improve fairness and cooperation in international tax.

Northern Bar and Restaurant Awards an insider's view

09 May 2019

Summary of the Northern Restaurant and Bar awards from an insider’s view, covering the power of social media for restaurants and bars, and the importance of creating brand loyalty through treating staff well.

A framework with freedom – an opportunity for growth?

24 April 2019

One of the key themes that came out of the Pub19 Conference was how to maintain relevance and gain customers regardless of external factors such as national sporting events.

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.

Changes in working rights – what the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors should prepare for
Charlie Barnes

05 March 2019

An employment law update including The Good Work Plan, casual worker guidelines, holiday pay guidance, new legislation for the handling of staff tips, a worker exploitation consultation, and updates on the National Minimum Wage and the status of Uber drivers.

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

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