Contact us now
01733 806330

Category:stocktaking

Tracking Dish Sales, Why It’s Important!

Tracking Dish Sales, Why It’s Important!

Are you a hospitality business that wants to make more informed decisions? Tracking sales of each meal can help. When you’re able to better understand the flow of orders within your establishment, you can identify shifts in customer taste and preferences, compare meal options side-by-side, and adjust your menu accordingly. You can use this data […]

Read More

How To Handle Price Increases

How To Handle Price Increases

Today I would like to talk to you about handling price increases.    I’ve recently spoken about whether you should put your prices up with current cost price increases going through due to inflation both with bar prices, your drink suppliers putting it up, any inflation going through on the food sector. You might have […]

Read More

Cost price increases should I pass them on?

Cost price increases should I pass them on?

Today, I would like to talk to you about increasing cost prices and should you pass these on?   Within unprecedented times. This year, we’ve seen a second price rise from the major breweries.    Heineken put up 6% plus in September.  Greene King have also put theirs up, that I have seen and others […]

Read More

The Importance Of Social Media In Hospitality

The Importance Of Social Media In Hospitality

Despite the low barrier to entry to embrace social media, many hospitality venues are still not fully utilising everything that is on offer.    So in this article I will cover some of the main reasons why this is more important than ever to develop a better understanding of what exactly is achievable using the […]

Read More

Main Reasons For Stock Taking

Main Reasons For Stock Taking

  Today I want to talk to you about the main reasons for stock taking.    Many people think it is just a an exercise of bottle counting…. It’s there to check up on the staff… It’s there to catch the staff who are being dishonest…   Yes we are there for that, but really; […]

Read More

What Can I Legally Claim In Allowance And Should I always Go For The Maximum?

What Can I Legally Claim In Allowance And Should I always Go For The Maximum?

What can you legally claim as allowances, and should you go for the maximum?    First of all I’m going to caveat this, I am not an accountant, I’m not a tax advisor, they are the people you should be going to first and foremost.    From a stock taking point of view, I believe […]

Read More

Do I Need To Tell My Stocktaker If I’m Running Promotions?

Do I Need To Tell My Stocktaker If I’m Running Promotions?

Do I need to tell my stocktaker if I’m running promotions in my venue?    The quick and easy answer is yes.   As stocktakers will need to make an allowance or maybe even a surcharge for these discounts.    It’s not exactly a promotion, but where you sell wine by the glass and the […]

Read More

How Long Does A Stock Take Last?

How Long Does A Stock Take Last?

How long does a stock take last?  That can be taken a couple of ways.    That could mean how long does it actually physically take from getting to sites and doing a result, I mean that will just just depend on the size of the venue and the state of the paperwork etc that’s […]

Read More

Why Use An External Stocktaker?

Why Use An External Stocktaker?

Why use an external stock taker?  Great question, many till systems now come with stock taking modules, they sell it to you, “oh it can do your stock taking, it’s great.”    That relies on a few things; That you are inputting or your staff are inputting your deliveries on the system. It relies on […]

Read More

How Often Should I Stocktake?

How Often Should I Stocktake?

Today I would like to talk to you about how often you should have a stock take carried out.   Ideally if you follow the guidelines that the institute of trade stockholders have set out, ideally it would be on a monthly basis.  Especially if you’ve got a high volume business, that might be high […]

Read More