pub, bar and restaurant groups that had sites open in England in the first week
after lockdown was lifted have reported collective like-for-like sales 39.8%
down on the same week last year, according to the latest Coffer Peach Business
for the week beginning 6 July illustrate that 55% of group-operated sites had
reopened for eating and drinking inside, up from the 36% trading on the first
weekend restrictions were lifted.
were open over the week saw sales 39.3% down on the same week as 2019.
Bars that were open were 42.9% down and group-owned restaurants saw
like-for-likes down 40%.
44 companies provided data to the tracker, with 11 operators reporting they had
not yet reopened any sites.
more pubs opened their doors than restaurants and bars. The tracker shows that
70% of managed pubs and pub restaurants traded, whereas 17% of restaurants and
42% of bars were open for business.
at almost 60% of pre-COVID norms is actually a better performance than many
other markets internationally, such as the US, experienced on reopening. The
sector still has a long way to go, but this sets the benchmark against which
the speed of recovery will be judged,” said Karl Chessell, director of ,CGA the business
insight consultancy that produces the Tracker, in partnership with The Coffer
Group and RSM.
be reporting trading progress via the Tracker on a weekly basis as the market
begins to recover and more sites reopen, including measuring week-on-week
added: “Operators told us that most would be taking a phased approach to
reopening and we have seen this in the figures. The 70% of managed pubs in the
first full week compares to just 42% over the first weekend, and although
restaurants have been taking an even more cautious approach we know more will
be open next week.”