As operators come to terms with challenging market conditions and changed consumer behaviours, how can suppliers best help in 2021?
Britain’s managed pub and restaurant groups saw total sales drop by 72.6% over the festive season, in what should have been the sector’s busiest trading period of the year, latest data from the Coffer Peach Business Tracker show.
The COVID-19 pandemic and lockdowns are radically changing the way people engage with pubs, bars and restaurants—possibly for good. As the on-trade enters a challenging 2021, here is CGA’s guide to how shifts in consumer behaviour will impact the drinks market over the next 12 months.
A trade agreement may have given UK businesses some certainty for 2021, but Brexit challenges around staffing and sourcing still lie in wait. That was the warning in a special December vodcast to discuss the latest Business Confidence Survey from CGA in partnership with Fourth.
Fewer than one in five of Britain’s licensed premises are now able and viable to welcome guests inside after the toughening of restrictions this week, CGA estimates.
COVID-19 has caused major upheaval in hospitality this year—but it couldn’t stop us getting the industry together for our annual 2020 conference. It was a new-look event, morphing into the online Big Peach 2020 Digital Experience, but it had the same expert analysis, big name interviews and panel discussions.
CGA has signed up the 60th company to participate in its Coffer Peach Business Tracker, the country’s definitive monitor of sales among managed pub, restaurant and bar groups.
The UK’s hospitality sector has suffered lost sales of more than £53bn in 2020, with more losses to come from a collapse of Christmas trading—but a COVID-19 vaccine rollout provides grounds for cautious optimism in 2021. New report from CGA and UKHospitality looks back on COVID-19’s seismic impacts and forward towards a better year to come