ALMR seeks input from operators for annual industry survey


The Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) is calling on operators of bars, pubs, restaurants and clubs to take part in its annual Benchmarking Survey.

Now set for its ninth edition, the annual report aims to provide a complete overview of operating costs at different types of venues, including data on property leases.

It is used extensively by the ALMR in its lobbying efforts on behalf of the hospitality industry, with past reports influencing policy on issues such as National Minimum Wage, business rates reform and PPL proposals.

It is produced in partnership with hospitality property advisers Christie + Co and also provides accurate information on rental valuations for commercial leases and changes to gaming machine stakes and prizes.

ALMR chief executive Kate Nicholls said: “Our annual Benchmarking Report is one of our most useful tools when it comes to engaging with policy makers and lobbying on behalf of the trade.

“We have presented our report to politicians for the past eight years, explaining the true cost of operating in licensed hospitality.

“The Benchmarking Report remains the most authoritative and extensive of its kind due to the widespread participation of ALMR members and non-members alike.

“In order to ensure that the report remains as robust as ever we are calling on all licensed hospitality business to take part this year.

“We have also included an additional casual-dining trading style in this year’s survey to reflect not just the sector’s evolving landscape, but also the challenges food-led business face, such as menu labelling.

“The survey is open to all licensed hospitality operators, regardless of whether they are ALMR members or not. With your continued support we can make sure this document remains as authoritative as ever.”

A copy of the survey can be downloaded as a PDF from the ALMR website by clicking here.

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