Hove is currently the town with the fastest-growing managed pub and restaurant sales, new data from CGA reveals—while Gloucester has recorded the sharpest decline.

Year on year growth in Hove is running at 38%, the research shows, putting it well clear of second-placed Walsall with 24%. Gloucester has meanwhile seen a year on year fall in sales of 8%, just ahead of Wakefield’s 7%.

The findings are drawn from CGA’s new ‘100 Towns’ report, which measures trading patterns in a four-week period to mid-July and provides a fascinating snapshot of performance in towns up and down Britain. It is based on CGA’s Trading Index, the exclusive database of 6,500 managed pubs and restaurants.

A significantly high proportion of the fastest-growing towns are in the north of England, while growth in many southern conurbations is slacker, the report shows. It also reveals sales patterns in the UK’s biggest cities, including in eight London boroughs, and shows that while trading in some parts of the capital remains strong, growth in cities including Leeds and Manchester is currently higher.

The full 100 Towns report is exclusively available in full to CGA’s Trading Index Data Partners. Contact Andy Dean at andrew.dean@cga.co.uk for further information about the report and the benefits of partnering through Trading Index.


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