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Hospitality spending soars over Platinum Jubilee weekend

Hospitality spending soars over Jubilee weekend

By James McAllister

The extended Platinum Jubilee weekend saw spending in hospitality venues soar with restaurants seeing a 41.5% uplift compared to the same period last year, according to data from Barclaycard.

Covid-19 costs hospitality £100bn in sales

Covid costs hospitality £100bn in sales

By James McAllister

Hospitality businesses suffered a £100.2bn drop in sales from pre-pandemic levels in the 15 months since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, the latest UKHospitality Quarterly Tracker with CGA reveals.

Restaurants see 69% sales plunge

Restaurants see sales plunge 69%

By James McAllister

Sales at UK restaurants, cafes and pubs plunged 69% year-on-year in the last week as social-distancing measures were ramped up across the country due to the Coronavirus outbreak.

Chinese restaurant operators in Chinatown and across London facing huge sales loss and rising tide of racial prejudice

Chinese operators count the cost of Coronavirus

By James McAllister

Chef Andrew Wong and the Baozilnn group are among the Chinese operators to have seen a recent downturn in sales as the fallout from the Coronavirus outbreak continues.

There are a few things hoteliers can do to ensure a smooth valuation and sale process

#AHC2014: Readying a hotel asset before sale

By Melodie Michel

There are a few things hoteliers can do to ensure a smooth valuation and sale process, as explained by speakers at the Annual Hotel Conference 2014.

Pimm’s Blackberry and Elderflower is a blend of Pimm’s No.6 Vodka Cup with blackberry and elderflower flavours

Diageo launches first ever Pimm’s special edition

By Luke Nicholls

Drinks giant Diageo has launched a new Blackberry and Elderflower variant of its ‘traditionally British’ brand, Pimm’s, in a bid to drive sales throughout the summer period and beyond.

Mintel's research says the share of beer trade from pubs is down but has risen slightly in restaurants

Decline in pub drinking drives beer sales down

By Peter Ruddick

A decline in the number of people drinking in pubs has led to beer sales dropping by £2.2m this year, according to new data released by Mintel, although sales in restaurants rose slightly as the trend for matching beer with food grew..

Whitbread, who operate budget hotel chain Premier Inn, saw revPAR grow 8 per cent after training staff sales techniques

Alternative staff training: Make everyone a salesman

By Lorraine Heller

Personnel who are well trained in their discipline are key to the success of any hospitality venue. But if they also understand how to sell, the immediate results of successful business could start to shine through in your bottom line.

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