Closures start to slow for GB’s licensed premises as bright spots begin to emerge 

New Market Growth Monitor from CGA and AlixPartners shows sharp contrasts between managed and independent restaurants, and between food-led and drink-led pubs. Britain’s number of licensed premises dropped 2.0% in the 12 months to September 2019, the latest Market Growth Monitor from CGA and AlixPartners reveals—but the success of dynamic new restaurant brands and the evolution of food-led pub groups have provided bright spots in a challenging market.