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Tetley leaves Searcys

16 Apr 2014

Searcys has announced that chief executive Doug Tetley has left the company, with the group’s former sales and marketing director Chris Maddison appointed to lead the business as managing director

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Tesco to open 100 Giraffe, Decks and H+H sites

16 Apr 2014 8:01

Tesco is to open 100 Giraffe, Decks and Harris + Hoole outlets next year, the supermarket group announced in its preliminary results this morning

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Punch: Restructure, investments, Punch Foundation Tenancy, disposals

16 Apr 2014 8:00

M&C Report takes a closer look at the results for the 28 weeks to 1 March for Punch Taverns and speaks to executive chairman Stephen Billingham

Publicans suffering stress and depression

17 Apr 2014 7:31 | By Mike Berry

Significant numbers of publicans are struggling under the weight of worries about their money, housing, family life and health, a new survey shows

Bookatable expands with Nordic acquisition

17 Apr 2014 7:31

Bookatable, the London-based online restaurant booking platform, has acquired Swedish company 2Book in a deal that will add 310 restaurants to Bookatable and secure its dominant position in the sector

Deep Blue Restaurants reports full-year loss

17 Apr 2014 7:31

Deep Blue Restaurants, the Surrey-based restaurant and takeaway operator, has reported a pre-tax loss of £468,058 in the year to 24 September 2013 against a pre-tax profit of £1.6m in the previous year

Diageo returns to growth in Western Europe

17 Apr 2014 7:31

Diageo saw sales return to growth in the three months to 31 March across Western Europe, outperforming the group as a whole

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Pizza Hut tops list of 100 social brands

16 Apr 2014 14:52

Pizza Hut is the consumer brand most engaged with young people in the UK terms of social media according to research by media agency Headstream that measures engagement via Facebook, Twitter and Google+


Meatliquor eyes Wishbone 'cross fertilisation'

16 Apr 2014 7:58

Meatliquor is to incorporate elements of the Wishbone chicken concept into its menu after parent company Meatailer bought the business outright with cross fertilisation of the two planned, M&C Report has learnt

Bounce lines up US opening

16 Apr 2014 7:57

Bounce, the fledgling ping pong bar/restaurant concept, backed by a number of industry veterans, plans to open in Chicago as well as further sites across London

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Zolfo Cooper Profit Tracker - the results

14 Apr 2014

M&C Report, in partnership with Zolfo Cooper, the leading financial advisory firm, has created the Profit Tracker to chart the growth of the most successful privately-owned operators within the vibrant pub, restaurant and quick-service sector



Q1 trading overview

14 Apr 2014

M&C Report talks to major pub, bar and restaurant groups about trading in the first quarter of 2014. The consensus is that Q1 was as good as or better than expected, and operators are largely optimistic about the year ahead

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Opening the door to opportunity

11 Apr 2014

As the UK economy continues to recover, Hill Campbell Partners’ Paul Campbell says this is the perfect time for restaurant entrepreneurs to make their mark

What do young people want?

11 Apr 2014

New research into young people’s habits from Voxburner has revealed, among other things, their favourite restaurants for fast food and casual dining; the appeal of technology; and their interest in street food

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Just Eat float is hard to digest

10 Apr 2014 | By Dominic Walsh

The online takeaway service Just Eat has achieved great things in its time and is allowing takeaways nationwide to compete with the likes of Domino’s Pizza and Pizza Hut. However, Dominic Walsh cannot take its £1.5bn IPO seriously. He also asks what’s going on with Orchid’s sale process


United we stand?

07 Apr 2014 | By John Harrington

Now the dust has settled on the Budget, it’s worth taking stock of where the pub and drinks industry has got to as a lobbying force, and what it can expect as the General Election draws near

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