2012 Summer Olympics

Greene King and Spirit have seen like-for-likes increase by 5.1 and 4.1 per cent respectively

Greene King and Spirit overcome Olympics drag and wet summer

By Luke Nicholls

Pub groups Greene King and Spirit Pub Company have admitted that the London 2012 Olympics disrupted summer trade, but the poor weather has not been a dampener on business as both firms have reported an increase in sales. 

Staff training is the bedrock of good service

Training for consistency: restaurants

By Luke Nicholls

As those involved in training within hospitality have underlined in our previous article, developing staff can make a difference to consistency within a business, but if you don’t already have a training scheme in place it can be hard to know where to...

The Railway Tavern in Stratford: one of the hospitality industry's winners during the London 2012 Olympics

Pubs see sales turnaround during London 2012 Olympics

By Luke Nicholls

Sixty per cent of pubs saw an upturn in trade during the second week of the London 2012 Olympics, with one in five operators seeing like-for-likes increase by 11 per cent or more compared with the same period last year.

Hotel prices during the Olympics period later this Summer are continuing to rise but occupancy still has room to grow, according to the latest study from hotel research company TravelClick

London 2012 Olympics: Hotel prices during the Games continue to rise

By Peter Ruddick

Hotel prices during the Olympics period later this Summer are continuing to rise with the cost of rooms in the capital up 65 per cent on average on last years prices although occupancy levels still have room to grow, according to the latest study from...

Sales figures for March are another example of the positive influence of warm weather on the eating out sector

Sales boost for eating out sector following warm March

By Luke Nicholls

Restaurants and pubs have benefited from the unseasonably warm weather of March, with collective like-for-like sales up 1.9 per cent and total sales up 6.3 per cent on the same month last year.