Pub and restaurant sales fall 71% in last week of trading

Like-for-like sales in Britain’s managed pub, bar and restaurant groups plummeted 71% in the week that the Government ordered all licensed premises to close down because of the COVID-19 crisis. Exclusive weekly figures from the Coffer Peach Business Tracker showed like-for-like trading in restaurant chains down 75%, with managed pubs down 67% and bars, which are more dependent on weekend business, tumbling 88%.
     

CPL Learning Launches Free Planning Delivery and Takeaway e-learning Course

CPL Learning, the learning & development partner to the hospitality sector, today launched their Planning Delivery and Takeaway e-learning course. This free course has been produced in collaboration with experts David Edwards MCIEH, Angeline Wolfe Chartered MCIEH CEnvH and Karen Turton.Developed for the hospitality industry, this course has been designed to support businesses in adapting their current pub, restaurant or café into a takeaway or delivery business.
     

Britain sees the opportunity for more delivered food and drink

With Britain in lock-down, hot food delivery services from restaurants and takeaways are set to have an increasingly important role in keeping the nation fed. The public’s appetite for delivered food has been growing. In the week prior to yesterday’s Prime Ministerial order for the public to say at home, research from CGA showed that just over half (53%) of the public are either currently using, or planning to use, delivery as an alternative during the current crisis, with 13% getting delivery from a restaurant or takeaway either for the first time, or more often than usual, in the last two weeks.
     

Increasing numbers set to stay away from pubs and restaurants

Britain’s restaurants and pubs can expect almost total shut-down next week, with increasing numbers of the public deciding to stop going out because of COVID-19 fears – even if they haven’t already. In a poll carried out by CGA on Wednesday this week, over half (52%) of adults who normally eat or drink out said they had already stopped going to restaurants on Government advice, and with crucially half (51%) of those yet to stop visiting saying they would cease in the coming week.
     

CPL Learning Makes Mental Health and Personal Resilience Course Accessible for Free

CPL Learning announces they are making Mental Health Support Champion and Personal Resilience e-learning courses free to access. Following the launch of the free Coronavirus – Taking Proactive Action online course last week, CPL Learning has decided to offer free access to their Mental Health Support Champion and Personal Resilience e-learning courses.
     

COVID-19: a message to partners from CGA CEO Phil Tate

In light of the current COVID-19 outbreak, read what our Group Chief Executive Phil Tate has to share. We’ve now launched a section on our website containing our most up-to-date data on COVID-19’s impact on the out-of-home industry. This site will be an ever-developing resource for you to call upon, providing you with accurate, measured insights, analytics and thought leadership from our team of experts across the UK and U.S.