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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.

What does the Chancellor's Budget mean for consumer businesses?

30 October 2018

Fiscal Phil has announced the Government’s last Budget before Brexit, assuming it happens, but what does it mean for the Consumer Markets sector?

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.

Craft Spirits – what are they and why are they so popular?

09 October 2018

There is a craft spirit movement which is exciting for the Scottish drink scene. This movement is epitomized by new innovations and product types challenging traditional perceptions.

Restaurants not to blame for following government advice on tips
Paul Newman

01 October 2018

Paul Newman, head of leisure and hospitality at RSM, comments on the Prime Minister's announcement that restaurant staff are to receive all their tips.

How feasible are tax changes for Consumer businesses?

28 September 2018


2018 has seen several high-profile businesses being rescued or left to fail; others are seeking to review their portfolios, funding position or to rationalise their structures; even previously “untouchable” businesses such as John Lewis are feeling the effects of an increasingly tough trading environment.

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.

Mid-year update on 2018 leisure and hospitality predictions
Paul Newman

29 June 2018

At the start of the year we made some predictions about the leisure and hospitality sector in 2018. As we reach the half way point, we reflect on the first six months and consider what may still yet occur in 2018.

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