Beer Piper BP4 line cleaning system

Automated beer line cleaning company Beer Piper has launched its BP4 system, a new piece of line cleaning technology that links to a mobile app which can control, track and report in real-time. Described as a first of its kind in the UK, the system uses cloud-based technology to log when and who cleans the …

Startle Mind the Gap research hub

Startle, a specialist in music and technology for bars, has unveiled a new consumer behaviour insights hub called Mind The Gap. The Startle Mind The Gap research initiative looks to dive into the changes in consumer behaviours and any gaps in the typical out-of-home experience in a post lockdown environment, with particular focus on atmosphere, …

Deliveroo

UK food delivery firm Deliveroo has announced a new targeted support package to help pubs and bars reopen safely. Deliveroo is the first major UK platform to introduce Table Service, which allows customers to order via the Deliveroo app in pubs, bars and restaurants, enabling social distancing for both customers and staff. More than 2,000 …

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, …

The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) and global tech company SafetyCulture have partnered to create a new app to support pubs in reopening safely this summer. BBPA and SafetyCulture have worked together to digitise a list of pub protocols that will help employees to carry out the essential risk assessments needed to reopen from …

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 …

Hospitality software provider Fourth has created an in-app health survey that enables operators to track the health of their employees so they can safety staff sites when the industry reopens. The new feature, which is securely accessible via the Fourth app, asks employees a series of questions on their current health so that operators can …

Swifty app from Heineken UK

Heineken UK has launched Swifty, a new payment and loyalty app to help on-trade operators navigate contact-free reopening and adapt to post-lockdown Government measures. Swifty has been developed in collaboration with The only way Togo specifically for pubs, bars and restaurants. The app, which is described as easy-to-use, allows operators to take orders on all …

Lolly Loyalty app

Digital commerce specialist Lolly has launched its own loyalty app to further support Britain’s hospitality operators. With the new Lolly Loyalty app, outlets can now complete the entire purchasing process using Lolly’s in-house software support services, ranging from pre-order, to collection, self-serve, payments, and now, loyalty. Available on both Android and IOS, the easy-to-use app …

Blockchain whisky bottle

William Grant & Sons’ premium whisky brand Ailsa Bay has launched an innovative blockchain whisky, in a bid to provide authenticity and traceability. Partnering with specialist blockchain technology company Arc-Net, Ailsa Bay hopes to transform whisky through experimentation, technology, precision distilling and data driven methods. Blockchain is a list of registers, or ‘blocks’, which contain …