The Access Group Christmas

Nick Telson, founder of DesignMyNight, which now forms part of the Access Group, gives his top tips to bars on delivering a positive festive period. The Christmas season is a fundamental trading time for the hospitality industry – December results can often make or break a year. Operators faced with the challenges the festive season …

J2O Glitterberry

Britvic Soft Drinks has brought back its limited edition flavour J20 Glitterberry for the festive season and it is available much earlier than in previous years. In stock now, J2O Glitterberry allows operators to add “a festive sparkle” to their outlets while maximising seasonal sales opportunities such as Bonfire Night, Halloween and Christmas. J20’s Glitterberry …

Unicorn Sparkle

Vimto Out of Home’s frozen cocktail brand Fryst is launching a special edition variant for the festive season. The pink and glittery Unicorn Sparkle is made form one part gin and four parts “unicorn slush”, and celebrates the flavour of watermelon. Available for a limited time only, the new frozen cocktail variant has been introduced …

Food Glorious Food Summary Wheel

Pernod Ricard UK is encouraging outlets to drive sales by pairing spirit-based drinks with food with a new initiative this Christmas. With premium spirits now accounting for 30% of total on-trade value, the premium drinks company is calling on outlets to maximise their cocktail offering, focusing on both core ranges and innovation lines in the …

buffalo trace 12 bars of christmas

A promotion has been launched for Buffalo Trace Bourbon celebrating the 12 Bars of Christmas, spotlighting some of the brand’s best supporters in the on-trade. Each bar will be serving an exclusive Buffalo Trace cocktail throughout December and competing for the chance to win an exclusive cocktail gift case. The bars are The Social in …

unilever Turkey and gravy

A new guide has been released by Unilever Food Solutions (UFS) offering tips on how bars and pubs can pull in customers over the festive season. Written in partnership with UFS pub food expert Chris Barber, it provides advice on good promotion, such as using photos and customer testimonials from last year’s Christmas on your …

Fig Negroni

To tie in with the feature on Christmas drinks in our November print edition, Mark Ludmon presents cocktails lined up by bars around the UK, including recipes This year will be the first Christmas for Pecking Order, the restaurant and cocktail bar that opened in Stanmore in north-west London earlier this year. But, with summer …

Pernod Ricard Havana Club bauble

Bar and club operators need to embrace social media or miss out on trade this Christmas, according to drinks company Pernod Ricard UK. It has created a guide to how licensees can use Twitter to boost business over the festive period after highlighting that only 12% of on-trade retailers are active on social media every …

TCG christmas

It may be the height of summer but managed pub and bar group TCG is ready for Christmas with the launch of a campaign to break its record for festive bookings. Since the end of July, dedicated “Christmas co-ordinators” at each TCG venue have been equipped with all the tools needed to persuade customers to …

christmas party

Top tips for surviving the festive period from Stephen Waters, managing director of Watershed School, a management training school uniquely dedicated to the bar and restaurant business Christmas is make or break for all of us. It’s easy to get caught up in the frenetic pace of work and forget about the all-important team element …