Rugby World Cup drives eating and drinking out sectors

By Liam Garrahan contact

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Rugby World Cup drives eating and drinking out sectors

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Greene King’s monthly Leisure Spend Tracker Report has shown a large year-on-year rise of the total money spent eating out during the month of October.

The report highlights a 14 per cent (£10) increase in spend on eating out from families with children, attributing it to wage growth and events such as half-term and the Rugby World Cup.

In comparison, year-on-year growth was much shorter with families with no children where growth of two per cent was registered.

Despite year-on-year growth, month-on-month growth was down by five per cent (£4) although the fall was not evenly spread across Britain. Spend fell by £11 (11 per cent) in London and the South East while households elsewhere recorded a £1 (one per cent) decrease.

The spend on drinking out showed an increase of £5 (12 per cent) as the latter stages of the Rugby World Cup tournament kicked off. Halloween also provided a boost to the sector.

Families reported a 10 per cent (£4) increase in spend on drinking out while more modest increases of three per cent (£1) were recorded by people with no children and those in South East.

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