Fuller’s festive lfls up 15% over two years

30 Jan 2015

Fuller’s chief executive Simon Emeny has told M&C Report that the company has enjoyed two bumper Christmases, which saw like-for-like sales rise 15% over the period.

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Fuller’s lfls up 6.8% in managed and 4% in tenanted

30 Jan 2015

Fuller’s, the brewer and pub operator , has reported like-for-like sales up 6.8% for 43 weeks to 24 January in managed pubs and hotels and 4% in tenanted with beer and cider volumes up 4%.

Downing secures funding for Antic

30 Jan 2015

Downing has announced it has secured a new funding package to secure five core sites within the Downing/Antic London estate.

Geronimo sets out 2015 pipeline

30 Jan 2015

Geronimo Inns, the Young’s-owned pub group, has secured two new sites to open in the autumn following three openings over the next few months, M&C Report has learnt

Judy Joo opens first restaurant, in Soho

30 Jan 2015

Celebrity chef Judy Joo has opened her first restaurant, Jinjuu, in London’s Soho.

Brasserie Bar Co expansion fuelled by pubs code

30 Jan 2015

Brasserie Bar Co chief executive Mark Derry said he thinks the pubs code will lead to greater transparency, longer leases and higher rents.

Christian Townsley

Friday five-minute interview: Christian Townsley, North Bar

30 Jan 2015

M&C Report talks to Christian Townsley, director of North Bar pubco, about his top priority, the best advice he’s been given and what keeps him up at night

Discount hungry customers are biggest challenge for operators

30 Jan 2015

Discount driven customers are the top challenge for the eating and drinking our sector, according to a new survey.

Kaffeine takes second site

30 Jan 2015

Kaffeine, a London-based Australian-style coffee shop, has expanded to a second site due to open in the first week of March

M&C20 30 January

JDW, Green King and Marston's outperform M&B

30 Jan 2015 | By Will Brumby

The M&C20 was broadly unchanged this week, rising 0.2% to 1,304 points while the All-Share had a worse week, falling 0.7% to 1,058 points

Inside Track

Martin Thatcher

Perpetuating proper cider

29 Jan 2015

Thatchers has been producing cider since the early 1900s and the family-run business, now in its fourth generation, is still doing well. Mike Berry finds out more about the man at the helm.

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Winners and losers of M&C20 in 2014

26 Jan 2015

Analyst Will Brumby, of Langton Capital, looks back over the past year of the M&C20 index and highlights Domino’s and Patisserie Valerie among the big winners and Punch and Enterprise among the losers

Ralph Findlay

Backing the great British pub

23 Jan 2015

Ralph Findlay talks about the most powerful brand in the sector – the British pub – and why high-volume business models mean there’s always a place for innovation

TGI Friday's

Feeding a casual-dining demand

21 Jan 2015

A year of rapid change in the casual-dining sector in 2014 is likely to be followed by even more activity in the year ahead, as group transactions continue unabated and consolidations fuel a pent-up demand. Cenkos Securities’ Simon French reports

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Caught in the maul

19 Jan 2015

It is not a technical term, but the word that many operators have used to some up their thoughts on the next 12 months is mental. Competition will continue to be fierce with all the on-going challenges that brings with it

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