New World Trading Company is one of the country’s fastest growing pub and bar operators, and CEO Chris Hill shared some of the secrets of its success with CGA vice president Peter Martin at the Casual Dining show.
Britain’s managed pub and restaurant chains saw collective like-for-like sales come out slightly ahead in January, despite the doom and gloom stories surrounding the eating-out market. Latest figures from the Coffer Peach Business Tracker, the sector’s established sales barometer, showed a 0.6% increase on the same month last year.
Just how healthy is the state of the UK out-of-home food and drink market? With a string of site closures from casual dining chains and flat trading across the board, prospects don’t look good. But how are operators reacting?