Strongbow

Heineken-owned cider brand Strongbow has launched a new campaign to support the on-trade during quieter mid-week evenings, providing operators with the tools needed to promote and run a successful quiz and musical bingo night. Available to existing Heineken customers, ‘Strongbow Nights’ provides downloadable social media content, A2 posters, quiz sheets and bingo cards. Every week, …

Bacardi-Martini Ltd advocacy initiatives

Bacardi-Martini Limited (BML) has rethought and reinvented its advocacy initiatives to support the hospitality industry in the wake of Covid-19. With Shervene Blackburn (pictured), UK head of brand advocacy at Bacardi Martini Ltd, at the helm, activations will go live to support bars and bartenders alike across the UK for the foreseeable future. Trade ambassadors …

Fewer than two thirds of Britain’s licensed premises were trading again by the end of July, and the pattern of reopening has been uneven, with pubs ahead of restaurants and London lagging the rest of England, according to CGA and AlixPartners’ Market Recovery Monitor. The Market Recovery Monitor reveals that independent businesses have been less …

Cub

Cub, the Hoxton venue from Ryan Chetiyawardana (aka Mr Lyan) and Doug McMaster, will not reopen its doors following the coronavirus pandemic. Launched in September 2017 on the site of Ryan’s first bar White Lyan, the award-winning restaurant was innovative in its approach to blurring the boundaries between food and drink, providing guests with a …

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, …

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 …