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SIBA award winners raise the bar
Mar24

SIBA award winners raise the bar

SIBA’s National Beer Awards 2016 winners were announced recently at the BeerX exhibition in Sheffield. Seen by many craft brewers as the pinnacle of brewing excellence, we find out more about some of this year’s winners and what the entries tell us about the sector. Suzanne Callander reports. The overall winner of the 2016 Awards went to Loch Lomond Brewery for its Southern Summit golden ale, while The Waen Brewery in Wales took...

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EPOS, so much more than just a till
Mar09

EPOS, so much more than just a till

Suzanne Callander takes a look how today’s EPOS solutions can help to improve your business and delight your customers. Unlike other retail outlets, most pubs and bars have not followed the trend towards consumer self-service so have not benefitted from the efficiencies it can offer. This is because staff interaction with customers is such as big part of defining the ambience of a licenced establishment. Licenced establishments...

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Canned craft beer, a growing opportunity
Feb24

Canned craft beer, a growing opportunity

Suzanne Callander finds out what all the fuss is about canned craft beer and why the on-trade should stock them. Have you got the bottle to give cans a go? There can be no doubting that beer in cans is gaining in popularity, and quality.  It is no longer the domain of cheap, fizzy and often tasteless mass-produced beer, as the craft beer sector have jumped on board having identified an opportunity to maintain the original flavour of...

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Alternative finance for pub businesses
Feb11

Alternative finance for pub businesses

Peer to peer lending and crowdfunding solutions are increasingly becoming part of the mainstream lending sector. While there have been some high profile examples of large scale equity campaigns, such as those run by BrewDog, these alternative sources of funding now offer licensees a viable option for raising finance for pub businesses. Adrian Wenn, consultant at Integritas Financial Solutions Limited, explains. While interest rates...

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Maximise your opportunities in adult soft drinks
Jan28

Maximise your opportunities in adult soft drinks

The majority of licensees would admit to having suffered from the effects of the dry January trend, demonstrating the need for publicans to look more closely at how they can maximise the opportunities in adult soft drinks. Suzanne Callander reports. Many pub and bar customers are still being left disappointed with the adult soft drink selection. While 48% of consumers say they typically order soft drinks when visiting a pub or bar,...

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Craft beer trends for 2016
Jan13

Craft beer trends for 2016

To get insight into where craft beer trends may be heading in 2016, Suzanne Callander spoke to a selection of beer industry stalwarts… and found out what they thought the next 12 months holds. I think we can all agree that the craft beer ‘trend’ is here to stay! Indeed, according to Chris Imlach, a spokesperson for EEBRIA Trade, which provides a shop window and UK-wide delivery service for a wide variety of innovative craft beer...

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