McCann warns on price gouging
Outgoing Dalata CEO Pat McCann has warned fellow hoteliers against price gouging over the summer.
He also said the Government needed to extend wage supports in the sector beyond June when hotels and guesthouses are expected to reopen for business. “If you damage those relationships [with customers], you tend to damage them forever, [hotel managers] will make sure what they are doing is fair and reasonable,” said Mr McCann.
NI Hospitality Returns
Publicans and restaurateurs in Northern Ireland are gearing up to reopen their doors today in a further relaxation of Covid-19 restrictions.
Under Stormont’s phased reopening plan, outdoor hospitality and all non-essential retail are due to resume later today after four months of closure.
Hotels, B&Bs, guesthouses and self-catering accommodation can open again on 2 June, subject to the public health situation at the time.
Outdoor hospitality - including restaurants and all pubs - will open on 7 June, the Government also announced. The reopening plan has divided the hospitality industry, according to the Restaurants Association of Ireland (RAI).
Taoiseach Micheál Martin has promised a major stimulus plan for the beleaguered hospitality sector to help it recover once the pandemic restrictions are lifted.
In an interview with the Business Post, Mr Martin said the Government’s National Economic Plan was being worked on by the cabinet sub-committee on economic recovery, with Paschal Donohoe, the Minister for Finance, and Michael McGrath, the Minister for Public Expenditure, being the “key linchpins”.
LVA marks 400 days of pub closure, and says it has been a ‘huge mental torture’ for staff.
Publicans in Dublin have called for beer gardens to be opened up across the country from May 24th in line with those in Northern Ireland.
So-called “wet pubs”, those that do not serve food, will have been closed in the capital for 400 days on Tuesday as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. They represent approximately a third of all the pubs in Dublin.
The monthly Foodservice Sector Sentiment Index for March 2021 has been published. The survey conducted with both suppliers and end users across the foodservice sector aims to provide a snapshot of attitudes towards current marketplace conditions and the economic climate.
Covering such areas as employment, team management, state support, and industry perceptions, the index gives a unique perspective on how the hospitality supplier sector sees itself and how it views the outlook for the industry over the short to medium term.
Food delivery company Deliveroo said its orders more than doubled in the quarter to the end of March in its first trading update since its highly-anticipated listing in London last month flopped.
Growth accelerated for the fourth consecutive quarter, the company said, with group orders up 114% year-on-year to 71 million and gross transaction value (GTV) up 130% year-on-year to £1.65 billion.
Musgrave MarketPlace reaches milestone of €1 million worth of food redistributed through FoodCloud
Musgrave MarketPlace, Ireland’s leading wholesale supplier to foodservice, retail, and SME businesses, is delighted to announce it has donated over 795,000 meals to charities in Ireland through its partnership with FoodCloud. Musgrave MarketPlace has been partnered with FoodCloud since 2016 and over that period has donated a massive 334 tonnes of food, with an estimated value of €1 million worth of food redistributed.
Due to demand from suppliers, the entry deadline for the IFSA's 2021 has been extended to 7th May.
Following on from the success of the inaugural awards in 2020, The IFSA’S are aimed at showcasing the wealth of innovation and technology which our members continually bring to market each year.
Entry is simply a matter of completing the ONLINE FORM and winners will benefit from: