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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.

Are consumer businesses thinking about a policy which empowers employees to operate transparently? Our research suggests not

15 June 2018

If employees do not have a safe, and independent way of raising and escalating concerns, organisations run the risk of either a high-profile scandal, or risk damaging activity left unreported.

Does the consumer sector have a problem with equality and diversity?

15 June 2018

The rising profile of equality and diversity in the press has gained traction in recent years, and quite rightly, but the spotlight has been turned on over the last 12 months.

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.

Who are today's consumers?

08 January 2018

In a fast-moving, digitally led world, how much do we really know about buying habits and behaviours? Do our perceptions match consumers’ realities? And how can you stay one step ahead?

Online shopping: a greater opportunity
Andrew Westbrook

08 January 2018

A digitally enabled world offers new opportunities for consumer businesses. Learn how to stand out online and how to protect your customers from emerging risks.

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