Budweiser Brewing Group reopening support package

Budweiser Brewing Group UK&I’s Save Pub Life platform has expanded to provide a package of reopening support for pubs, bars and restaurants. The resources available to the on-trade include: On-demand ordering: Budweiser Brewing Group is launching a mobile order solution in partnership with Slerp, which will enable mobile pay-at-table, click & collect and home delivery …

ReOpen app from Lanchester Wines

Wine and spirits supplier Lanchester Wines has developed an online order and pay tool to help on-trade venues reopen safely while following social distancing guidelines. Built in response to Covid-19, Lanchester Wines’ newly created ReOpenApp.com enables customers to enjoy a meal or drink without close interaction with staff or other guests, and without handling menus, …

Dan Dove

Former Diageo World Class manager Dan Dove has launched a talent agency dedicated to bartenders, considered to be the first of its kind in the industry. The Global Bartending Talent Agency has been developed to connect drinks professionals with luxury brands, consumers and each other. Those who are part of the agency will offer services …

Managed pub, bar and restaurant companies that opened sites in England last weekend have reported like-for-like trading 44.5% down on the corresponding weekend last year, according to the latest Coffer Peach Business Tracker data. Tracker figures reveal that 36% of group-operated sites were open for eating and drinking inside on July 4 and 5, the …

Diageo 'Raising the Bar'

The fund from Diageo’s US$100 million ‘Raising the Bar’ recovery programme, created to support the global on-trade as it reopens following lockdown, goes live in the UK from today (9 July). As part of the programme, Diageo has unveiled a range of UK partnerships. From 9 July, the following will be live for eligible outlets …

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced significant financial support for the hospitality sector, including VAT cuts and a scheme giving customers up to £10 off each on sit-down meals throughout the month of August. This comes as part of a £30bn plan to prevent mass unemployment in the UK as the economy is hit by coronavirus. …

Produced in Kent and Visit Kent have combined forces to “bolster the hospitality industry” with a new campaign dubbed ‘Support Your Local’. The initiative, which promotes a country-wide community appeal and marketing campaign, set to run from July to December 2020, aims to help local, independent businesses as they come out of lockdown. With pubs, …

Find My Rep

UK start-up Find my Rep has announced the launch of its new platform, developed to help independent business owners in the hospitality sector find tailored support and contacts. The free platform connects owners of pubs, bars, restaurants and cafes alike with over 200 suppliers, distributors and wholesalers in the UK. With Find My Rep, independents …

Bacardí Snapchat lens

Bacardí Rum has launched a new Snapchat lens, designed to help consumers maintain a safe one metre plus distance apart when they return to their favourite venues. The new Snapchat lens, which became available on 4 July for those in key cities in England, uses augmented reality, showcasing the distance between smartphone users and their …

Stella Artois street art

Stella Artois is harnessing the power of smart street art to help bars and pubs maintain social distancing for customers in a safe yet creative way. The Budweiser Brewing Group UK&I-owned beer brand is installing a 28×14 metre artwork at the heart of the Old Truman Brewery in London, using a combination of geometric shapes …