Friday September 18, 2020

Off-licences benefit from pubs’ downturn

There was bad news for publicans in the retail sales data for January, which showed drinkers are turning their backs on pubs, following price hikes in the first month of the year.

15th March, 2008

There was bad news for publicans in the retail sales data for January, which showed drinkers are turning their backs on pubs, following price hikes in the first month of the year.

Bar sales plunged 6.5 per cent in January, and are down by an average of 1.4 per cent in the three months to January, according to figures published last week.

The figures show just how price sensitive consumers have become in the face of the...

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