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Businesses report best December in years, but real term sales lag pre-Covid

18 January 2023 by

Britain’s leading managed pub, bar and restaurant groups enjoyed their best December trading in three years, the latest Coffer CGA Business Tracker reveals – but sales remained well below pre-Covid levels in real terms.

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December trade down 21% from pre-pandemic for night-time hospitality

04 January 2023 by

Night-time hospitality businesses reported trade was down 21% on 2019 levels during December, according to a flash poll of 200 Night-Time Industries Association (NTIA) members.

Rail strikes ‘couldn’t come at a worse time’ for hospitality News

Rail strikes ‘couldn’t come at a worse time’ for hospitality

02 December 2022 by

Hospitality operators have been hit hard by the train strikes scheduled in the run-up to Christmas,[...]

Half of UK's free-range Christmas turkeys 'wiped out by bird flu' News

Half of UK's free-range Christmas turkeys 'wiped out by bird flu'

29 November 2022 by

Around half of the free-range turkeys produced for Christmas in the UK have died or been[...]

Claridge’s unveils Jimmy Choo 'diamond' Christmas tree for 2022 News

Claridge’s unveils Jimmy Choo 'diamond' Christmas tree for 2022

23 November 2022 by

Claridge’s in London’s Mayfair has partnered with luxury shoe brand Jimmy Choo for the hotel’s 13th[...]

Jimmy Choo creative director to design Claridge’s Christmas tree this year News

Jimmy Choo creative director to design Claridge’s Christmas tree this year

07 November 2022 by

The Christmas tree in the lobby of Claridge’s hotel will this year be designed by Sandra[...]

New products Christmas special Products

New products Christmas special

05 August 2022

It's time to start planning your festive menus with the latest selection from suppliers.

Managed hospitality groups' December sales dipped by 11% as Omicron hit consumer confidence News

Managed hospitality groups' December sales dipped by 11% as Omicron hit consumer confidence

19 January 2022

Britain’s managed restaurant, pub and bar groups suffered a double-digit drop on sales from pre-Covid-19 levels in December after widespread cancellations of Christmas celebrations, the latest edition of the Coffer CGA Business Tracker reveals.

Poor festive trading results in £3b hit to hospitality sector News

Poor festive trading results in £3b hit to hospitality sector

13 January 2022 by

A 40% drop in sales for the hospitality sector during the 2021 festive season versus 2019[...]

Omicron grant cash lands with local authorities in England today News

Omicron grant cash lands with local authorities in England today

07 January 2022 by

The government has today delivered funding to councils across the country towards one-off Omicron grants for[...]

Hospitality sector worried for the New Year without Christmas cash reserves Business

Hospitality sector worried for the New Year without Christmas cash reserves

05 January 2022 by

Operators scrabble to retain staff and their businesses for the second year after last-minute restrictions put[...]

Pubs, bars and restaurants lost an average of £10,335 during Christmas week News

Pubs, bars and restaurants lost an average of £10,335 during Christmas week

29 December 2021 by

Pub, bar and restaurant businesses lost £10,335 on average in the week leading up to Christmas,[...]

Christmas party cancellations ‘coming in thick and fast’ as hospitality faces £4b loss News

Christmas party cancellations ‘coming in thick and fast’ as hospitality faces £4b loss

09 December 2021

Hospitality businesses are seeing cancellations of Christmas parties coming in “thick and fast” following the prime minister’s announcement of further coronavirus restrictions.

Government accused of using prospect of vaccine passports as distraction tactic News

Government accused of using prospect of vaccine passports as distraction tactic

08 December 2021

The government has been accused of using the possibility of introducing vaccine passports as a distraction tactic from reports a party took place in Downing Street last Christmas, just two days after hospitality businesses in some areas of the UK[...]

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