Pubs outperforming retail sales

Growth among the UK’s leading restaurant and pub groups slowed in March, but the market still comfortably outperformed retail, according to the latest Coffer Peach Business Tracker figures. The research shows like-for-like sales grew 0.9 per cent in March, with total sales, which include new site openings, up 3.4 per cent on March 2010. March sales were 22.3 per cent ahead of February, though March was a five-week month compared to a four-week February.