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Punch Taverns announces new CEO

03 Mar 2015

Punch Taverns has appointed Duncan Garrood, current president of food at international franchise operator MH Alshaya, as its new chief executive.

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Tragus enters new era as Casual Dining Group

03 Mar 2015

Tragus is set to enter a new era under the name the Casual Dining Group (CDG), which will see it open 70 restaurants over the next few years

La Tasca to hold Team Margot fundraiser

04 Mar 2015

The new La Tasca at the Barclaycard Arena (previously the NIA Birmingham) will be holding a fund raising event for Team Margot on 16 April.

Community Pubs Day launched

04 Mar 2015 | By Ellie Bothwell

Community Pubs Minister Kris Hopkins has launched a national day of celebration for all pubs listed as assets of community value.

Tossed at Fleet Services

Tossed to add further Welcome Break sites

04 Mar 2015

Tossed is to further strengthen its link up with service station operator Welcome Break, with the opening of two further roadside sites

Hospitality sector driving business growth, research says

04 Mar 2015

Government research has shown licensed hospitality businesses in the UK are driving growth and are more optimistic about future prospects than the wider business community.

Shepherd Neame managed lfls up 6.8% for H1

04 Mar 2015

Shepherd Neame, the Kent-based brewer and pub operator, has recorded managed house like-for-like sales up 6.8% for the 26 weeks to 27 December 2014.

Greggs grows lfl sales 4.5% for FY14

04 Mar 2015

Greggs saw like-for-like sales in its own shops rise 4.5% for the year to 3 January 2015, compared to a 0.8% decline in 2013, and increase 6.3% for the eight weeks to 28 February.

Square Pie

Square Pie appoints chief executive

03 Mar 2015

Square Pie, the gourmet pie shop chain, has appointed former Welcome Break commercial director Nabil Subuh as its new chief executive.

JDW named top employer

03 Mar 2015

Wetherspoon has been named as one of the Top Employers United Kingdom 2015.

Inside Track

Breakfast Slug

Expect a turbulent but tremendous year

02 Mar 2015

The results of Allegra Foodservice’s Top of Mind survey of senior industry executives has revealed the key challenges for the eating and drinking out sector in 2015, from ensuring breakfast opportunities are maximised to meeting the increasing demands of customers. Simon Stenning, executive director of Allegra Foodservice, reveals some of the key findings from the research.

Worst-case scenario guidebook

27 Feb 2015

When an unbranded pub-restaurant was at the centre of a food-poisoning outbreak in which 30 customers were taken ill, and one sadly died, the words “there but” and “for the grace of God” would have been front of mind for many pub and restaurant group CEOs, says Mark Stretton.

Fuller's CEO Simon Emeny

The unceasing journey

27 Feb 2015 | By Mike Berry

Fuller’s may be defined by its beers, but it is its food that is increasingly attracting customers to its pubs and spurring the company to set the pace for change in an industry that is currently shaking off the shackles of financial stagnation

Taking the hassle out of eating out

23 Feb 2015

Eating out is a real social experience. It’s about being with people, whether they are family, friends or colleagues - you visit a restaurant or pub to be with people you actually want or need to spend time with. The best experience delivers so much more than food. Hopefully, the food is the highpoint of the experience

Tom Kerridge at the gastropub awards

Future proof?

20 Feb 2015

Rotisseries are the future of the pub sector, according to Michelin-starred chef Tom Kerridge; while leading analyst Simon French suggests larger pub companies could emerge fuelled by the market rent-only option (MRO)

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