Posts Tagged 'pub trade'

Predictions for 2014 | Hospitality trade, North East England

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Predictions for 2014 | Hospitality trade, North East England

whiskyThe continued rise of high quality spirits, be they Malt Whisky, Gin or Vodka, I am seeing a lot more interest in Malt Whisky,   Glenfiddich offer a wide range i.e. Sherry Cask, 15YO, 18YO, Sonalta, Quinta Ruban etc.  When merchandised well on a back bar display they can catch people’s interest.

Prosecco seems to know no bounds, from the £12.25 bottle at Wetherspoons to upwards of £25 per bottle ...

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How is everybody doing?

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How is everybody doing?

How is everybody doing?

A question I often get asked.  I’m sure people think I’m evading the question with my vague answers but the truth is there are no patterns / trends.

Obviously I can’t discuss one client with another but my view on how things are is as follows;  City Centre young persons venues and nightclubs are struggling across England and Scotland, they fell off a cliff when the students went home in June, this happens each year but was more ...

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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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