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Camerons targets 20 managed sites by next year

31 Oct 2014

Camerons, the Hartlepool-based brewer and pub operator, is aiming to grow its managed estate to 20 next year, with new sites planned for both its Head of Steam and Blue Lounge Pub & Kitchen brands.

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M&C20 rises in afterglow of bid speculation

31 Oct 2014

The M&C20 rose 2% this week to 1,221 points, ever so slightly underperforming the 2.1% rise in the wider market which saw the FTSE All-Share end at 1,018 points, says Will Brumby of Langton Capital

Fuller’s offers free pint of London Pride through Twitter campaign

31 Oct 2014

Fuller’s is to launch a new interactive social media campaign which enables customers to get a free refill of their London Pride, by tweeting a picture of their empty branded glass with the hash tag #EmptyPint .

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Coal Grill & Bar strengthens pipeline

31 Oct 2014

Coal Grill & Bar plans to open six new restaurants next year as it looks to take its estate to 16 sites

Bocca Di Lupo team eyes Cambridge Circus opening

31 Oct 2014

The team behind the Bocca Di Lupo is understood to be in talks to take the former Pizza Hut site in Cambridge Circus

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Burger & Lobster eyes Bath opening

31 Oct 2014

Burger & Lobster, the London-based group, is lining up three more regional openings

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Rollo: M&B FY to be towards the low end of expectations

31 Oct 2014

Leading analyst Jamie Rollo at Morgan Stanley has said he believes that Mitchells & Butlers (M&B) full year results will be towards the low end of expectations

SSP to continue Beer House roll out

31 Oct 2014

SSP UK, the travel concessions operator, is gearing up to launch the fourth site under its Beer House concept at London Victoria

MTT begins PubCraft rollout

31 Oct 2014

Market Town Taverns has started the roll out of its new PubCraft format, after the success of its launch earlier this year

Dobinson swaps D&D for GRG

31 Oct 2014

Amanda Dobinson has stepped down as marketing director at D&D London to become commercial director at Gordon Ramsay Group (GRG)

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The cultural shift in time allocation

31 Oct 2014

Starbucks chief executive Howard Schultz looks at the cultural shift in time allocation currently occurring in the consumer environment, away from “retail experiences people have felt forced to undertake and towards retail experiences that people want to enjoy with convenience as the key enabler”

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Habit forming

31 Oct 2014

As the UK economy continues to recover from the post-financial crisis recession, consumer confidence has picked up, supporting discretionary spending on leisure activities, including dining out, says Trefor Griffith of Grant Thornton. Alongside this cyclical trend, structural changes in consumers’ eating habits are also reshaping the bars, restaurants and casual dining industry and are driving sector transaction activity.

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The Renaissance Man

29 Oct 2014

Tim Hulme has had a big task on his hands turning around the British Institute of Innkeeping (BII), but he’s adamant that progress has been made as he targets further reform and growth for the organisation. Hulme also has bold ambitions for the pub sector as a whole.

Domino's Pizza recruits ahead of World Cup

Boxing clever

27 Oct 2014

While C&C Group and Greene King hark back to the 1980s, we look at some issues taking up space on the sidelines, including the rise of new forms of consumer engagement, the continuing impressive progress of Fuller’s and whether anyone has the appetite for consolidation in the late night sector

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Confident Neame looks to the future

24 Oct 2014

Despite capital restructure in the summer and a number of changes at boadroom level, Shepherd Neame is confident the industry is back on its feet and thriving once again.

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