Starbucks reported 5% like-for-like global sales with a “particularly strong performance in the UK” in Q4 2014.
ABInBev, the Stella Artois and Budweiser brewer, saw UK volumes of its products fall 9.8% in Q3.
Goodman Restaurant Group will open Rex & Mariano, a new seafood restaurant located on the former Vodka Revolution site in Soho in late November
Mark Brumby at Langton Capital looks at the current state of play in the approaches for Spirit and the extension of the put-up-or-shut-up deadline to 5pm 4 November
Cloverleaf founders John Winder and Gary Douglas are “at an advanced stage” in acquiring a fifth site for their fledgling Touchwood Restaurants venture.
Spirit’s Flaming Grill and Fayre & Square concepts, plus Greene King’s Hungry Horse and Whitbread’s Brewer’s Fayre, all feature in the top 10 brands that are most exposed to the capturing custom from “hard pressed families
Longshot plans to open its seventh site under its Bel & The Dragon vehicle next spring, as it gears up to appoint a new operations director
Square Pie, the gourmet pie shop chain, is seeking a new managing director to oversee the restaurant side of its business
Consumers in the UK are among the most sceptical in the world, making it more important than ever for brands remain authentic and transparen
The Royal Society for Public Health has called on the drinks industry and the newly appointed EU Health Commissioner to introduce calorie labelling for alcoholic drinks.
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.
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.
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
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.
People with a thirst for change are the key for Carlsberg CEO James Lousada. Robyn Black finds out more.
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