As the on-trade reopens post lockdown and attempts to drive much needed business, UK distributor Cellar Trends is executing a Kickstarter Cocktail Kit Programme in support of its key customers. Key accounts across the country will be able to create each of the UK’s top ten cocktails, according to CGA’s Mixed Drink Q1 2020, using …

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 …

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 …

Zoe Fryday speaks to bar teams about their reopening experiences, as well as their hopes and plans moving forward July saw the vast share of UK hospitality venues reopen after months of national lockdown. With strict social distancing regulations still in place, bar teams have had to make some big changes and get creative, ready …

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 …

ReOpen app from Lanchester Wines

Wine and spirits supplier Lanchester Wines has developed an online order and pay tool to help on-trade venues reopen safely while following social distancing guidelines. Built in response to Covid-19, Lanchester Wines’ newly created ReOpenApp.com enables customers to enjoy a meal or drink without close interaction with staff or other guests, and without handling menus, …

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 …

Produced in Kent and Visit Kent have combined forces to “bolster the hospitality industry” with a new campaign dubbed ‘Support Your Local’. The initiative, which promotes a country-wide community appeal and marketing campaign, set to run from July to December 2020, aims to help local, independent businesses as they come out of lockdown. With pubs, …