Coronavirus hits Britain’s bar sales in February

The coronavirus outbreak caused a 2.8% sales decline for Britain’s bar chains in February and is expected to have an “increasingly negative impact” on the on-trade in the coming months. According to the latest data from CGA’s Coffer Peach Business Tracker, managed pub groups in Britain witnessed a sales drop of 4.2%, while restaurant groups reported a smaller decline of 1.8%. Total sales for Britain’s managed pub, bar and restaurant sector sank 2.2% compared to…

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