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 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 .
Coal Grill & Bar plans to open six new restaurants next year as it looks to take its estate to 16 sites
The team behind the Bocca Di Lupo is understood to be in talks to take the former Pizza Hut site in Cambridge Circus
Burger & Lobster, the London-based group, is lining up three more regional openings
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 UK, the travel concessions operator, is gearing up to launch the fourth site under its Beer House concept at London Victoria
Market Town Taverns has started the roll out of its new PubCraft format, after the success of its launch earlier this year
Amanda Dobinson has stepped down as marketing director at D&D London to become commercial director at Gordon Ramsay Group (GRG)
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”
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.
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