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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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. …