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Cerberus acquires c£200m pub portfolio

20 Aug 2014

Cerberus, the US private equity owner of Admiral Taverns, has acquired 63 pubs in a deal valued at just under £200m

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Household leisure spend grows 12% in July

20 Aug 2014

Household spending on leisure grew 12% to £202 in July, with the good weather causing the amount spent on drinking out to grow 14% to £45.84 while eating out spend rose 5% to £75.71, according to the Greene King Leisure Spend Tracker

Government approves new chef apprenticeship standards

21 Aug 2014 | By Ellie Bothwell

New chef apprenticeship standards developed by the hospitality industry’s Trailblazer Group have been approved by Government

​PBT surges for Sir John Fitzgerald

20 Aug 2014

But the pub and restaurant group says it “may be some time before the north east, our trading area, feels more affluent”

Hawthorn runs rule over Nectar

20 Aug 2014

Hawthorn Leisure is believed to be one of a handful of potential suitors that has made it through to the second round of bidding for Nectar Taverns

Fuller's gives coffee shop details

20 Aug 2014

Fullers’ first standalone coffee shop will open under the name The Fields and operate under standard coffee shop hours next to one of the company’s pubs, M&C Report has learnt

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Britons have three meals out over bank holiday

20 Aug 2014

British people have at least three meals at a bar or restaurant over a bank holiday weekend, three times as many as in a normal weekend, according to new research

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​McDonald’s to launch retail coffee offer next year

20 Aug 2014

McDonald’s has announced plans to market a variety of coffee products under its McCafe brand across the retail sector next year

Branson launches hunt for Britain’s best food start-ups

20 Aug 2014

Sir Richard Branson has launched a search through his Virgin Startup initiative to find best Britain’s up-and-coming food entrepreneurs

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Carlsberg sees 'particularly strong' UK Q2 growth

20 Aug 2014

Carlsberg saw its UK business grow 4% in the first half of 2014, with “particularly strong growth” in Q2 due to favourable weather conditions compared to last year in addition to its World Cup activities

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Northern exposure

19 Aug 2014 | By Stefan Chomka

A few years ago, if you’d asked a successful London restaurateur about their plans to move up north you would have probably received a response bordering on surprise and indignation. Today things couldn’t be more different

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Solving the pricing conundrum

18 Aug 2014

Consumers may feel constrained by the fact that wages still haven’t overtaken inflation but, as Simon Stenning executive director at Allegra Foodservice reveals, that shouldn’t prevent operators from tweeking menu pricing to maximise spend

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Feasting on a US fraternity model

15 Aug 2014 | By Mel Flaherty

The frat-house concept so beloved by American educational institutions may never have caught on over here, but that hasn’t stopped entrepreneur Jez Hall using it to full effect at his Earlham Street Clubhouse

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The ‘whole population’ approach to alcohol statistics

13 Aug 2014

In the following extract from his new book Culture Wars and Moral Panic, author Paul Chase, a director of CPL Training and commentator on licensing law and alcohol policy, explores the government’s use of alcohol statistics in developing policy

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Lowdown on the low-key CEOs

11 Aug 2014 | By Dominic Walsh

Some chief executives are happy to shout about their success while others do pretty much everything to stay out of the limelight. Dominic Walsh investigates

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