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Spirit rejects C&C approach

23 Oct 2014

Spirit Pub Company has announced it has rejected an approach from C&C Group, the drinks group behind Magners

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Greene King takes on Gambling Commission over bingo in pubs

23 Oct 2014

Greene King has launched its legal challenge of the Gambling Commission’s objection to bingo in pubs.

Brains appoints new head of pub operations

24 Oct 2014

SA Brain, the Cardiff-based brewer, pub and coffee shop operator, has announced Kris Dungey will join the business as Group Head of Pub Operations from Monday.

Titanic Brewery to grow to 30 sites by 2020

24 Oct 2014

Titanic Brewery, the Staffordshire brewery and pub operator, has revealed plans to open 22 new sites by 2020.

Whiting & Hammond launches giftcard

24 Oct 2014

Whiting & Hammond, the Kent-based multiple operator, has launched a gift card that is ‘not just for Christmas’.

Rising sales lead to less cost cutting in foodservice sector

24 Oct 2014

Foodservice operators are positive about the outlook of the sector in the UK with two-thirds reporting an increase in food sales year-on-year - 26% of those saying it is a “large” increase - and around half reporting more meals are being served over the weekends than last year

Maclay Inns rolls out craft beer and bbq concept

24 Oct 2014

Scottish pub operator Maclay Inns has successfully rolled out its craft beer and barbecue food concept to four sites.

Grub Club raises more than £100k through Crowdcube

24 Oct 2014

Grub Club, the service that hosts supper clubs and dining concepts at pop-up locations, has raised 41% of its £250,000 investment target, from 89 investors via Crowdcube

Best Placed Inns makes first acquisition as Pub Love

24 Oct 2014

Best Placed Inns, the London-based pub and hostel operator, has rebranded itself as Love Pubs and has secured its first site under the new direction that will open in early 2015, M&C Report has learnt

CD Pub Co hopes next stage of growth will lead to six sites

24 Oct 2014

CD Pub Co, the Warwickshire-based pub company, is on the lookout for sites in the Midlands and hopes to grow to six sites in its current form.

Inside Track

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Master of mavericks

23 Oct 2014

People with a thirst for change are the key for Carlsberg CEO James Lousada. Robyn Black finds out more.

New category treads a fine line

22 Oct 2014 | By Kerstin Kuhn

Never happy to stand still, the restaurant industry is continually redefining itself. Kerstin Kuhn looks at the latest sub-sector to emerge – that of fast fine outlets

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The things young people want most from brands

21 Oct 2014

Natalie Waterworth, the digital content marketer, blogger and millennial engagement expert, discusses how content marketing can be utilised to generate greater engagement amongst millennials

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Is crowdfunding just equity for punks?

20 Oct 2014

Judging from the number of businesses which have jumped on its bandwagon to raise capital for growth, it’s clear that crowdfunding is – at the moment – as hot as pulled pork, says Paul Hemming, partner and head of Corporate Finance at Zolfo Cooper


Now serving up great memories

17 Oct 2014

Whitbread restaurants was founded in the wake of the financial crisis hitting the UK. But, with a strategy of creating great food and memories, the company is now enjoying good times. Paul Flaum, managing director, tells the story

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