“People are desperate to get back into bars, restaurants and hospitality spaces… as much as we’ve tried to recreate things at home, you can’t recreate that experience.” – Paul Wainwright, Director of Harrison Asia-Pacific, at a CGA Atlantic Club webinar on ‘Redefining the Out of Home Experience’.
“Living with Covid-19? We’re being dominated by it” – LVA Vice Chairman Noel Anderson in the Business Post.
“Mondays are typically quiet in the pub trade but the novelty of reopening has seen a busy trade in some parts of the country. We’ll have to wait until after the weekend to get a proper feel for how customers are responding.” – VFI’s Padraig Cribben on the first couple of days’ trade for ‘wet’ pubs on reopening the first time.
“It’s simply unsustainable in my view that the Government is pocketing around a third of the price of the average drink in excise and VAT receipts at a time when the majority of businesses are at least 50% down on their revenues.” – The new Chair of the Drinks Industry Group of Ireland Liam Read.