Muzai

UK start-up Muzai, a new craft cocktail mixer range crafted using organic, mindful ingredients, has made its debut. Muzai’s Yuzu & Thyme, Hibiscus and Lemongrass & Ginger variants are created from an all-natural blend of premium organic tea, kombucha, organic agave and botanicals. The versatile ‘Mindful Cocktail formulas’ are naturally light in sugar, with the …

Budweiser Brewing Group UK&I and BT Sport are offering trade customers a new exclusive deal to support them during reopening. Pub and club operators who are new to BT Sport can get 50% off the price of their BT Sport subscription, as well as a one month payment holiday taken at a time of their …

Eat Out to Help Out scheme

Government’s Eat Out to Help Out scheme, which gives consumers a discount of up to 50% when eating or drinking soft drinks at UK hospitality venues, comes into effect today (Monday 3 August). The scheme will be valid on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, throughout the month of August, in an attempt to boost the struggling …

Startle Mind the Gap research hub

Startle, a specialist in music and technology for bars, has unveiled a new consumer behaviour insights hub called Mind The Gap. The Startle Mind The Gap research initiative looks to dive into the changes in consumer behaviours and any gaps in the typical out-of-home experience in a post lockdown environment, with particular focus on atmosphere, …

Whitley Neill flavoured gins

Premium gin brand Whitley Neill has added two new limited edition flavours to its portfolio – Brazilian Lime and Strawberry & Black Pepper. The Brazilian Lime Gin was created to tap into the trend for citrus-flavoured gins and citrus-based cocktails, whilst also taking inspiration from creator Johnny Neill’s travelling experiences in South America. It “zings …

Zoe Fryday speaks to bar teams about their reopening experiences, as well as their hopes and plans moving forward July saw the vast share of UK hospitality venues reopen after months of national lockdown. With strict social distancing regulations still in place, bar teams have had to make some big changes and get creative, ready …

The UK’s hospitality sector saw sales plummet 87% in the second quarter of 2020 – the equivalent to nearly £30bn in lost revenue, the latest UKHospitality Tracker, compiled by CGA, reveals. The collapse in sales followed the widespread lockdown of hospitality venues from mid-March. As a result, sales from April and June totalled just £4.6bn, …

Guest insights platform Yumpingo has partnered with UKHospitality and CGA to launch ‘We hear you’, a new campaign to help the hospitality sector boost customer confidence and drive footfall. The service, which is free for operators to sign up to, allows the real-time monitoring of customer sentiment via several methods, including QR codes, integration with …

KP Snacks campaign

Bagged snacks supplier KP Snacks has launched a new ‘Local Legends’ campaign to help the on-trade in its post-Covid-19 recovery. A key element of the campaign is a Tyrrells on-pack promotion, which will run across one million packs. 5p will be donated from each pack to the Licensed Trade Charity, which helps pubs, bar and …

Deliveroo

UK food delivery firm Deliveroo has announced a new targeted support package to help pubs and bars reopen safely. Deliveroo is the first major UK platform to introduce Table Service, which allows customers to order via the Deliveroo app in pubs, bars and restaurants, enabling social distancing for both customers and staff. More than 2,000 …