Monthly Hospitality Dashboard – January 2021

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The Hospitality Dashboard is a monthly snapshot of the industry, covering key data, initiatives led by the industry over the month, member commentary, future considerations and the common pain points.

In January 2021:

Most regular feedback:

  • Summer trade was not strong and this is what helps businesses survive through Winter.
  • Concern for how to manage rising costs as a result of minimum wage, increased sick leave.
  • Businesses are focused on running as leanly and efficiently as possible.

Actions led by the industry this month:

  • Launched the Hospitality Springboard training programme. The
    programme was conceptualised by the Restaurant Association
    and co-designed with MSD to help operators stay the distance
    through the Covid recovery phase and beyond.
  • Submission on Sick Leave entitlement increase prepared for MBIE.
  • Held a hui with key representatives of the New Zealand Chefs
    Association to propose initiatives to engage on Future of
    Hospitality roadmap.
  • Created 3 new industry-specific resources to assist the industry
    through re-emergence of Covid-19 in the community.

Download the Restaurant Association January 2021 Hospitality Dashboard