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Expert opinion and comment from the team at the ALMR to keep you up to date with all the goings on in the licensed retail sector. We have regular pieces from ALMR Chief Executive, Kate Nicholls and guest blogs from other ALMR staff and industry specialists.

Kate Nicholls Christmas Lunch speech 2016

December 16, 2016 • ALMR Blog • Views: 1070

Christmas Lunch – Unique Opportunity to pause, take breath, review the year which has just passed and look forward to the challenges for the year to come. And as that video from Sky shows – what a year it has been! 2016 will be remembered for a lot of things – the highs of the… Read More

Benchmarking success by Kate Nicholls

September 28, 2016 • ALMR Blog • Views: 1492

Benchmarking success by Kate Nicholls When we hold the annual seminar launching the latest round of the Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) Christie & Co Benchmarking Report – the largest, most robust and most authoritative survey of its type in the sector – the first question Read More

The cause and effect of legislation

May 9, 2016 • ALMR Blog • Views: 2603

Kate Nicholls – ALMR Chief Executive In keeping with many Londoners, I spend my commute nose deep in a newspaper. And I have begun to notice an increasing trend towards doublethink across the media since I last sat down to write an article for Propel. Newspaper articles expressing concern for Read More

Referendum uncertainty

May 3, 2016 • ALMR Blog • Views: 1880

We are marching steadily, if not racing headlong, towards the date of the EU referendum and one of the most significant moments in recent political memory. Obviously, this will be a hugely important moment, not just for the night-time economy, but for businesses in every sector in the UK. At the Read More