Arc Inspirations Eat Out to Help Out

Premium bar operator Arc Inspirations is extending the Eat Out to Help Out initiative across its estate throughout September, following its “resounding success” over the past few weeks. Launching on 1 September, the offer will be available on Monday and Tuesday in all its bars and gives customers a flat rate of 50% discount on …

Night-time industry

A consortium of leading night-time operators, including the Night Time Industries Association, is calling on the government to save the UK’s late night sector from collapse. The late night sector, which comprises nightclubs, late night bars, music venues and events spaces, has been “largely forgotten” by the UK government since venues were forced to close …

Eat Out to Help Out

Food sales in Britain’s managed pubs and group restaurants have risen by a third week on week since the launch of the government’s Eat Out to Help Out scheme, according to research by leading data consultancy CGA. The data, from CGA’s Volume Pool of 7,000 managed outlets, reveals that on the first day of the …

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 …

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 …

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 …