Britvic

Britvic has launched a comprehensive guide, including video instructions on restarting dispense kit, via its Sensational Drinks platform, helping operators do it without needing a technician. This guide is available now and can be accessed at www.sensationaldrinks.com/reopenright/. Over the coming days and weeks, Britvic will continue to share valuable category and ranging advice as well …

Hello Beer app

Hello Beer, a new mobile training app designed to upskill bartenders on beer and cider service quality, has launched with a free trial for all UK bar staff. With much of the UK on-trade currently furloughed due to coronavirus, Hello Beer allows operators to engage staff with easily digestible mobile training ahead of pubs reopening. …

AA Covid Confident scheme

The AA is rolling out a new ‘Covid Confident’ assessment scheme to support the hospitality industry as the UK prepares to come out of lockdown. The accreditation will indicate to customers that an establishment has in place the necessary risk assessments, safety measures and staff training, in line with the Government and UKHospitality’s published guidelines. …

ePOS Hybrid contactless ordering

Hospitality tech start-up ePOS Hybrid is offering bar, restaurant and casual dining operators a way of introducing safe, contactless customer interaction to comply with social distancing guidelines. The new product is a contactless self-ordering system, which will allow customers to process their full orders from their phone, without leaving their seats. This removes the need …

Trade bodies UKHospitality and the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) are demanding that the Government provides a clear date for when hospitality businesses can reopen and start trading. They say that a definitive date will give the sector the confidence and certainty it needs to get ready for reopening. This includes releasing staff from …

CPL Ready to Serve

CPL Learning has introduced its new Ready to Serve learning programme for team members, providing employees with the knowledge and skills required to ensure a safe and effective return to work. Covering the key compliance procedures and measures, team members will be “Covid-secure” upon completion. The programme also contains several modules covering hospitality skills so …

Save Summer Six

A group of ministers, dubbed the ‘Save Summer Six’, are working to reopen UK pubs ahead of schedule in a bid to save 3.5 million jobs in the hospitality sector. The group, which is said to include Chancellor Rishi Sunak, is believed to be investigating ways to help venues reopen by 22 June, using beer …

Project Pint campaign

An investor from the BBC’s Million Pound Menu programme has launched a campaign that celebrates the nation’s love of pubs and pints, promoting a swift and safe return to UK hospitality venues. Serial bar entrepreneur and Draft House founder Charlie McVeigh is behind ‘Project Pint’, a positive campaign to promote the safe reopening of pubs, …

Thatchers cider

Somerset cider maker Thatchers is helping the UK on-trade get back to business by offering every one of its free-trade customers a free 50 litre keg of cider. Thatchers is promising up to £1million of cider to make this happen. The company will be working closely with its wholesale suppliers to ensure venues receive their …

Diageo is supporting the trade from the impact of the Covid-19 crisis as it faces reopening, announcing a new programme to allow the safe retrieval of kegs from cellars across the UK. The ‘Keg Destruction Programme’ will see Diageo provide a like-for-like replacement of fresh stock for all unbroached kegs. For all broached kegs, Diageo …