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BBPA comments on ALMR benchmarking survey reports


Commenting on recent reports of the ALMR benchmarking survey which suggests that rents are higher in the tied sector, than the free-of-tie sector, Brigid Simmonds, BBPA Chief Executive said:

“The survey only captures a very small of part of the tied pub market so should be treated with extreme caution. The findings appear to contradict other recent research showing higher rent for the largest free-of-tie pub operator compared to tied pub companies. We would also be very cautious about considering particular elements of the survey such as rent in isolation. The survey also appears to show that controllable costs among those tied pubs surveyed are significantly lower and even accounting for a lower margin on drinks, would lead to a higher operating margin for these pubs.”

Notes to editors:

The British Beer & Pub Association is the UK’s leading organisation representing the brewing and pub sector. Its members account for 96 per cent of the beer brewed in the UK and around half of Britain’s 50,000 pubs.



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