The first interest payments have been served up to investors who bought one of the world’s first crowdfunded mini bonds last year
Asda has launched a new in-store cafe called Express Diner, which serves “coffee from Seattle” and “tea from Yorkshire” as well as pizza, hot dogs and soft drinks
Flavourly has closed its campaign on Crowdcube having raised £515,000 through the crowdfunding platform
Food has become more important than fashion as social currency for 18 – 29 year olds - dubbed Millennials or Generation Y – who share photos of food over social media an average of three times a week
Paul Kotrys has stepped down as property director at Orchid, which is part of Mitchells & Butlers, to take up a role at property agency James A Baker
PizzaExpress has further strengthened its central London estate after securing a site near Gloucester Road Tube Station, Kensington
Cider maker Lambswick Drinks Company has appointed Nick James as chairman.
A fundraising event for the Team Margot charity held earlier this week to celebrate the launch of the new La Tasca restaurant in the Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham, raised £1,000
Peter Linacre, managing director at New Pub Company, has said the company is focussing on finding new revenue stream within its current estate to fund future acquisitions.
AlixPartners Profit Tracker Results 2015
Scottish brewer and pub operator BrewDog came out on top in this year’s AlixPartners Profit Tracker in association with leading industry title M&C Report.
Launched in the UK in 2006, Le Pain Quotidien, the all-day bakery and café concept, has quietly grown to a c£34m-turnover, 24-strong business. New managing director Peter Jenkins talks to Mark Wingett about what comes next for a business that is increasingly finding the market coming its way
Alistair Darby has had a solid second year at the helm of Mitchells & Butlers (M&B), but with a significant acquisition to integrate and like-for-like sales momentum to build he knows that expectations will be even higher for the coming 12 months. Mark Wingett reports
Following the rebranding of Molson Coors Wholesale last month, Martyn Cozens, director of independent on-premise, talks to M&C Report’s sister title the Publican’s Morning Advertiser about his plans to make the business the ‘John Lewis’ for pubs.
The lines between pubs and restaurants have been blurring for years, followed by the ones separating them from coffee shops and cafes. Day parts are following suit as operators follow consumer trends but also take advantage of their expertise and locations to stretch their brands
Toby Smith left Stonegate Pub Company looking for a new challenge. In taking the top seat at Novus Leisure he has certainly chosen one, but he tells Mark Wingett that he has a strong base on which to build and a new format that he believes could be a phenomenal success
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