Figures from S4labour show hospitality sales are up for the fourth week in a row; when compared to the same week in 2019 by 4.5%.
Like-for-like growth was driven by food sales increasing by 12%. Drink like-for-likes, however, are down by 1.5% — a pattern we have been used to seeing since reopening.
The Chief Innovation Officer at S4labour, Richard Hartley, commented: “Similarly to last week, it is again reassuring to see that like-for-likes are up. We’ve been seeing more sustained like-for-like growth in recent weeks, and hopefully this continues beyond the VAT increase and current supply issues.”