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Pender named BII chairman

20 Nov 2014

Yummy Pub Company co-founder Anthony Pender has been unveiled as the new chairman of the British Institute of Innkeeping (BII).

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Young’s H1 managed lfls up 7%

20 Nov 2014

Young’s has reported a 7% rise in like-for-like sales across its managed estate in the 26 weeks to the 29 September


ETI. Punch and analysts respond to pubs code decision

19 Nov 2014

Enterprise Inns has said the inclusion of a Market Rent Only option in the pubs code “threatens to have serious unintended consequences for publicans and the industry at large”.

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Collyer: Brewers will be the biggest winners

20 Nov 2014

Leading analyst Geof Collyer Deutsche Bank has said that brewers will be the biggest winners from yesterday’s vote against the beer tie, and said he would be surprised if more than 20% of pubs took up the market rent only option

Gov.t accepts decision on MRO

20 Nov 2014 | By Mike Berry

The Government has accepted MPs’ decision to vote for a market rent only clause for tied tenants in the pubs code and will not seek to challenge it

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Kempinska steps back from Jongleurs

20 Nov 2014

Maria Kempinska is believed to have stepped back from Jongleurs, the iconic comedy brand she founded 31 years ago

Restaurants should reduce portions to tackle obesity

20 Nov 2014

Obesity experts are calling on restaurants to reduce portion sizes and provide clear calorie information to tackle the UK’s obesity problem that is costing the country more than the combined cost of wars, terrorism and armed violence annually

Baa Bar looks to consolidate its estate

20 Nov 2014

Baa Bar has placed two of its sites on the market as it looks to consolidate its estate and move away from its student-focused format

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Study finds public ignoring ‘meaningless’ drinking guidelines

20 Nov 2014

A study has found that consumers are ignoring drinking guidelines because of a lack of scientific basis and because of the disconnect between official advice and average lifestyles.

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Britvic seeks successor to Ivell

20 Nov 2014

Britvic has begun a search for heavyweight figures to refresh its boardroom, including finding a successor to senior independent director Bob Ivell

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Food success the Malaysian way

20 Nov 2014

Anne Chow’s husband William missed Malaysian food so much when he moved to England that he taught himself to cook his native dishes – a skill that proved more than useful when the pair set up the successful chain of Banana Tree restaurants. Mel Flaherty reports

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The tie untied

19 Nov 2014 | By Rob Willock

And so it came down to just eight MPs. Decades of political wrangling about the legality and fairness of the beer tie ended with a slim Parliamentary majority of 15 voting to give pub tenants of the largest pubcos a ‘market rent only’ (MRO) option – thus freeing them from this historic and oft-abused mechanism.

Action urged on “drunk sales”

18 Nov 2014 | By Mike Berry

A new report calls for a review of the legislation on ‘sales to drunks’ — which it claims is one of the most under-enforced laws on the statute books. But is it needed?

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Seeking to unify the retail voice

17 Nov 2014

The eating and drinking out sector needs to speak with one voice if it is to get its message across to politicians and the public. So says Kate Nicholls, the new chief executive of the Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers, who tells James Wallin about her vision for the ALMR

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How to be social on social media

14 Nov 2014

Considering we work in a highly sociable industry our online social skills are severely lacking. Vikki O’Neil offers some pointers to make sure you don’t miss opportunities.

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