Alcoholic Beverage

Wine and spirits account for 40 per cent of alcohol sales in pubs, restaurants and bars

Wine and spirits over 40% of on-trade sales

By Carina Perkins

Wine and spirits sales now make up 41.45 per cent of the value of all drinks sold in pubs, bars and restaurants, according to the latest Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) report.

Carvery pubs could soon belong to Mitchells & Butlers

Orchid deal: What is at stake for M&B

By Melodie Michel

Mitchells and Butlers (M&B) is now in exclusive talks to buy 170 food-led pubs from Orchid – a deal that, if completed, would help the firm get ahead of competition. 

Cider sales are growing rapidly, driven by premiumisation and the popularity of fruit flavours

Alcoholic drinks: Cider trends and innovations

By Carina Perkins

In the second part of our special feature on alcoholic drinks we look at the latest trends and innovation in the on-trade cider market, which is out-performing beer and hitting the consumer sweet spot.

Alcoholic drinks: Expert tips on maximising sales

Alcoholic drinks: Expert tips on maximising sales

By Carina Perkins

For the final part of our special feature on alcoholic drinks, BigHospitality asked some experts for their tips on maximising sales of wine, beer & cider, and cocktails.

Communion Bar opens on May 22nd

Raido brothers launch third venture

By Melodie Michel

Jose and Mel Raido are set to open the Communion cocktail bar on the same street as their existing venues Church Street Hotel and Angels and Gypsies Restaurant in London.

City Pub Company's fast-growing portfolio of pubs is spread across affluent market towns and cities in the south

City Pub Company snaps up two more in London

By Luke Nicholls

City Pub Company, the Enterprise Investment Scheme-funded pub operator, has secured two new venues in central London and an extra £7m in banking facilities to continue its UK expansion.

Team member Petra Snajdrova at the Comedy pub in London during Christmas trading.

Estate diversity delivers profitable Christmas for TCG

By Luke Nicholls

Managed pub and bar operator TCG has reported a sales boost for the ‘movable feast’ that was Christmas 2013, with an average 7 per cent uplift in turnover across its estate thanks to ‘a definite upturn in consumer confidence’.


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