Out on the town on Saturday – or maybe not

There is an interesting survey from Hallgarten wines, which shows all too clearly how a so called ‘V’ shaped economic recovery from the covid-19 shutdown is highly unlikely.

Not only do 11% of on premises not plan to open this weekend, 13 % don’t know and 22% plan a phased opening. The findings show just how important customer confidence is to the economic recovery.

Although regulars are eager, 20% of customers do not intend to return in the next two months.

A couple of survey highlights below, which make for interesting if rather discouraging reading:

An arguably more positive outline is from Harpers, which is more encouraging in suggesting almost a million staff will return to work – but will this suggested return to work actually be worth it — for business?

We have to hope…