Sales in June up 4.4% on 2019 figures despite on-going restrictions.

The latest sales data from S4labour shows that hospitality sales for the month of June were up 4.4% on the same week in 2019. This is made up of a healthy increase in food sales of 16.2% but a significant decline in drinks sales of 6.9%.
Richard Hartley, Chief Innovation Officer for S4labour, commented “it’s great to see the country’s desire to get back into hospitality is sustaining, but the extended restrictions are continuing to have an adverse impact on the drinks trade and the revised date for ‘freedom day’ of July 19th will mean that they miss out on key trading opportunities including the key games of Euro 2020.”