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Budget Update

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Budget Update

The chancellor yesterday said the alcohol duty escalator – which adds inflation plus 2% to the price – would be abolished for beer completely.

The brewing industry and real ale drinkers’ group Camra welcomed the news.

However, news that the escalator will remain for wine and spirits was condemned strongly by these industries and in future beer duty will still rise by inflation.

The Details;

Beers & Lagers fall by 1p per pint

Spirits rise by 36p per 70cl bottle at 40% ABV 2p per ...

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Winners and losers

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Winners and losers in the North East pub trade

Better weather this year saw the city centres do brisker trade in December as people held back by the snow in 2010 / 2011 came out to the bright lights.  From what we experienced, the busiest sites either opened within the past two years and/or have got their food and drink offering at ...

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Finding the key to make everyone happy – Ian Graham of Swayed Greyhound

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Ian Graham, Swayed Greyhound In my experience, in the hospitality industry, if you work hard to keep your customers happy you will find much success in your business. I have found that staff who have been given comprehensive customer service training are much happier in their work, they are rewarded, in turn, through tips from happy customers, are encouraged by their managers and are loyal employees. ...

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North East Hospitality Panel Event @TheTownWallPub

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North East Hospitality Panel Event @TheTownWallPub

 

Networking at the Town Wall 22 November 2012RCM hosted the first in what we plan to be a series of events on 21st November in the Cinema Room of The Town Wall pub, Newcastle.

The idea was to bring together a variety of people from within the industry to discuss what makes for a successful business in times of economic uncertainty. There was the opportunity to network and have a ...

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Is Your Business 3D?

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Is Your Business 3D?

Motivational business speaker Andy Hanselman urges to think 3D.

What does this mean?  How can I think in these new fangled ways?

Quite simply it’s about being Dramatically & Demonstrably Different.

How can you do this?

If we think about our business, that of Stocktaking, you could probably teach a Monkey to count bottles.  We have to demonstrate to our clients that we have their best interests at heart and we strive to improve the success of their businesses.  This could be done by ...

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Joining a Food Buying Group, Good or Bad Idea?

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Joining a Food Buying Group, Good or Bad Idea?

How e-commerce can unwittingly erode profit margins

This article argues that;  In the days when cash / bartering were the only method of payment the purchaser knew the ‘value’ in what they were buying whereas today, with most transactions no ‘cash’ changes hands so there is less likelihood of the cost of an item being questioned.

In the year 1850 two cabbages for a pound of corn may have been acceptable to both parties but £55 for 3kg of Currants in 2012 ...

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events // North East Hospitality trade panel event 17th October 2013 – Staying ahead of the game

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events // North East Hospitality trade panel event 17th October 2013 – Staying ahead of the game

On Thursday 17th October 2013 at 6pm, RCM Stocktaking and Sanderson Weatherall will be hosting the third North East Hospitality trade panel event in Newcastle upon Tyne.

Join us for an interesting perspective from varying angles, followed by informal networking.

Richard Macdonald, from of RCM Stocktaking, says – “Given the success of the previous event and venue, we’re holding the third event at the Tyneside Bar ...

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