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Regular updates on the news from the hospitality sector from Catton Hospitality.

Posted by - Last updated: Tuesday October 09th 2018

Rise in September Sales

Food sales drive rise in September sales for S4 Labour customers Like-for-like sales in September were up by 0.5% compared with 2017 levels, according to a study of over 100 hospitality organisations that use S4Labour scheduling and HR software. Food sales were the driving force behind this rise as these operators saw an average 3.5% increase across their […]

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Posted by - Last updated: Tuesday October 09th 2018

Top Tips – Efficient Sunday Lunch

Top Tips for Efficient Sunday Lunch Service At this time of year, people are seeking comforting food in a cosy atmosphere. Autumn brings about a high demand for Sunday lunches and this can be critical to overall profitability. Here’s our top tips for an efficient Sunday lunch service. Staffing up the curve We often speak […]

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Posted by - Last updated: Tuesday September 25th 2018

We’re Recruiting – Great Opportunities to Join Catton Hospitality

We’re expanding, and are delighted to be able to advertise for new positions at our Banbury headquarters.  There is currently a vacancy for the role of Account Controller, within our Customer Success team.  The full job description for this position can be found below. To apply for the role please send a CV and covering […]

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Posted by - Last updated: Monday September 03rd 2018

Top Tips – Driving Sales

At S4Labour we are often approached by operators who ask for help controlling costs in their venues. While we can certainly oblige in this, an often overlooked yet equally significant factor in promoting the overall health of a hospitality business is driving increased sales. Here are our top tips. Forecast Sales to Deploy Efficiently  Avoiding […]

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Posted by - Last updated: Monday September 03rd 2018

August Sales Soar for S4Labour Customers

August was another excellent month for S4Labour customers, and the wider UK hospitality industry, our latest research has found. Like for like sales were up on average 3.9% compared to 2017’s revenues, as businesses across all sectors and trading styles enjoyed an increase in both wet and dry takings.  Drink sales were the main driver […]

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Posted by - Last updated: Wednesday August 08th 2018

Top Tips – Preparing for the Sales Downturn

Recent months have been hugely positive for the UK hospitality industry. Our own analysis revealed that, bolstered by fine weather and the World Cup, average June revenues were up 5.4% on 2017. This followed equally impressive May trading and will mean many operators are heading into August feeling flush. As pleasant as it would be […]

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Posted by - Last updated: Thursday August 02nd 2018

Quieter July for UK Hospitality

Following a superb early summer, July was a quieter month for UK hospitality.   May and June both saw like for like sales up in excess of 5%, but this rising trend has been arrested, according to our latest research. Analysis of over 100 organisations using our S4Labour software across all industry sectors found on average […]

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Posted by - Last updated: Tuesday July 17th 2018

What We Learned At Propel Multi Club Summer Conference

We were privileged to sponsor the Propel Multi Club Summer Conference that took place a couple of weeks ago. The day presented a range of insightful talks from industry leaders and entrepreneurial talent, whilst the evening offered a chance for networking with peers, new and old. Exploring untapped markets, expanding at carefully considered rates, and […]

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Posted by - Last updated: Monday July 09th 2018

Great British Pub Awards Nominations for Eight S4Labour Customers

No fewer than eight venues using S4Labour have been nominated as finalists across six categories for the Great British Pub Awards 2018.  The latest round of judging has now been completed, and representatives from the eight venues will now take their place at the prestigious awards night in September, hoping to scoop category wins ranging […]

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Posted by - Last updated: Tuesday July 03rd 2018

Impressive June Sales for S4Labour Customers

June was a superb month for sales for S4Labour customers, our latest analysis has found.  Research into over 100 organisations across all industry sectors revealed that average like for like revenues were up 5.4%. Recent fine weather and the start of the World Cup are likely factors in the increase, with drink sales 6.7% and food sales […]

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