On-premise Performance On The Upswing

It’s been a rough few months for full-service restaurants and bars, but things are starting to look up, according to the Nielsen CGA data. Among the states tracked, sales velocity in the week to May 30 improved to 39% below the norm, representing a 118% increase from March 28, when on-premise closures accelerated due to the coronavirus pandemic. The average on-premise transaction/purchase dollar value is also on the rise and now 21% lower than pre-COVID…

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Social Distancing With Dummies?

On-premise dining is going to look and feel a lot different as restaurants start to reopen under the coronavirus pandemic, from the waitstaff wearing masks and gloves to the constant cleaning and disinfection that has to take place to the reduced capacity to allow for social distancing. The social distancing may be the hardest thing to get used to—who wants to eat in a nearly empty restaurant? The whole point of going out of your…

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Video: Business Leadership In a Time of Crisis

These unprecedented and challenging times call for strong leadership. The sort of skills that can help navigate a company through to the other side of lockdowns and business due to the coronavirus pandemic. The video below features David Spader, a featured speaker at numerous events, including the 2019 Beverage Alcohol Retailers Conference (BARC), which is run by Cheers‘ sister brand, Beverage Dynamics. Spader, the founder of All Win Leadership Solutions, explores the need for both crisis leadership…

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