Consumers choose pubs and restaurants over bars

During the first 10 days of the on-trade reopening in England consumers favoured returning to pubs and restaurants rather than bars, according to new research. CGA’s Consumer Pulse poll of 500 adults in England revealed that more than a third (35%) of consumers visited pubs, bars and restaurants between 4 July and 14 July. More than half of them visited pubs (54%) ­– ahead of both restaurants (46%) and bars (26%). Younger adults made up…

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WSTA slams Scottish govt for bottle deposit return scheme

The Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) has hit out at the Scottish government for pursuing legislation to introduce a bottle deposit return scheme while the drinks industry is struggling to cope with the coronavirus outbreak. Earlier this week, the Scottish government announced legislation to introduce a deposit return scheme (DRS) in summer 2022, which would cover glass bottles. The WSTA has labelled the decision by the Scottish government to “plough on regardless” with the…

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