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, …

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 …

London’s most famous department store has partnered with a French crystal brand to launch the Baccarat Bar. The intimate setting forms part of Harrods’s Brompton Street branch and opened on July 17th 2020. It will serve an exclusive cocktail list that pairs top class ingredients with the elegance of Baccarat’s glassware collection which graces some …

Leading insurance broker to the night-time industry, NDML, has released a list of top ten tequila brands for bars, restaurants and nightclubs in the UK.   Analysis comes ahead of National Tequila Day on 24th JulyJose Cuervo comes out on top, with Patrón and Don Julio in second and third placeSearches for tequila cocktail recipes …

London Cocktail Week 2020

The organisers of London Cocktail Week have announced that the 2020 festival will be taking place, running for the entire month of October, to support London’s on-trade. Four leading spirits portfolios – Brown-Forman, Diageo, Edrington-Beam Suntory & Moët Hennessy – have committed their support alongside 26 individual brands. Together, they have joined forces with the …

A new report from trade body UKHospitality and research consultancy CGA reveals the scale of Covid-19’s impact and what hospitality can do to reclaim sales. The special new edition in the Future Shock series of reports from CGA and UKHospitality outlines that rigorous safety measures, industry collaboration and government support can speed the sector along …