In restaurant news this week: Dining out in the UK is predicted to fall by over a third in September, London wine bar Top Cuvée gets ready to open a shop, and a MasterChef: The Professionals finalist prepares to open a West African restaurant in October.
Anger among HK bars as government suspends alcohol licences
To combat the Covid-19 epidemic, the Hong Kong government has suspended liquor licences, but has no compensation plan for the industry in place.
Christmas retail roundup: Christmas booze sales push Lidl into double digits
Alcohol helped to push Lidl’s sales into double digit growth, the retailer has reported, with beer, wine and spirits up 13%, its highest growth recorded in the category.
UK government to bring back duty-free alcohol under no-deal Brexit
Duty-free purchasing on alcohol and cigarettes will return in the UK if it leaves the European Union without a deal next month, chancellor Sajid Javid has said.