Grapevine Local launches a customised noticeboard specifically promoting hospitality venues that are offering takeaway and deliveries during the current closures
As support within local communities has become increasingly important over the last year, the free noticeboard is an extension to listings already included on the Grapevine Local app and website, giving businesses an extra promotional opportunity to raise awareness of current trading arrangements.
“Hospitality remains at the heart of our communities” commented Alan Greaney, Founder of Grapevine Local “and many pubs and bars are offering takeaway and delivery services to support their community even though their premises remain closed for in-house trade. In turn, Grapevine Local wants to support them and has created this customised noticeboard to help publicise their menu, operating times, order and collection processes. Business owners simply register their venue and complete the profile information and their details are instantly available to view – it’s simple and free to use.”
The noticeboard also gives customers the opportunity to recommend a takeaway or delivery service if it isn’t already listed and encourage the business owner to reach more patrons who are looking for a great experience whilst supporting a local business.
Commenting on the new initiative, Neil Griffiths, Non-Executive Director of The City Pub Group said “COVID has really shown us the need to bring communities together and think local. Individual community pubs have a great opportunity to capitalise on the increasing number of people who are staying local either because of travel restrictions or because they are working from home. So many people are missing their favourite pubs and bars and operators have a rare opportunity to reposition their business and prepare for when they can reopen and be more supportive of other services for local customers.
“It is essential for pub and bar operators to act now to develop new ways of reconnecting with their existing customers and letting new customers know about the changes. The Grapevine Local takeaway and delivery noticeboard is a helpful addition to their marketing and promotional plans and can make a real difference to trade.”
Businesses and individuals can all register for free on the Grapevine Local app which is available for download from the usual app stores or via the website at www.grapevinelocal.co.uk.
Any hospitality operators wanting to know more about making the most of their Grapevine Local business profile can contact Rhiannon Rae on firstname.lastname@example.org.