Sunshine boosts restaurant sales

Restaurants and pubs saw an increase in sales in June this year thanks to the warm weather, which encouraged people to spend their money. Total sales, including the impact of new openings, rose by 4.8 per cent, while like-for-like sales were up by 1.9 per cent, according to the Coffer Peach business tracker. The London market showed the highest increase, with like-for-like sales up 5.1 per cent in June, while the rest of the country was relatively flat.