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Greene King takes on Gambling Commission over bingo in pubs

23 Oct 2014

Greene King has launched its legal challenge of the Gambling Commission’s objection to bingo in pubs.

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James Baer describes the ‘evolution of Amber Taverns’

23 Oct 2014

Amber Taverns managing director James Baer has told M&C Report the company is building  its high street portfolio.

London rental prices climb 17% year-on-year

23 Oct 2014

72% of commercial free-of-tie property prices in London have increased by an average of 17% to £144.9k over the past year according to property specialists Fleurets annual rental survey

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Spirit looking at new builds and unlicensed premises as part of growth plan

23 Oct 2014

Spirit Pub Company chief executive Mike Tye has said the company is in the market to acquire unlicensed premises and new builds as part of its growth strategy.

Consumer confidence hits three-year high

23 Oct 2014

Consumer confidence is at its highest level for three years, according to the latest Deloitte Consumer Tracker

Thai Leisure Group outlines expansion plans

23 Oct 2014

Thai Leisure Group, the holding company for both Chaophraya and Thaikhun, has secured a site in Aberdeen for its seventh Chaophraya which is expected to open at the end of the first quarter of 2015, M&C Report has learnt

Fleurets warns of "lack of transparency" in rental market

23 Oct 2014

New lettings can often lack transparency and are not representative of the “true market” Fleurets, the leisure property specialist has warned lessees

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Franco Manca secures Belsize Park site

23 Oct 2014

Franco Manca, the pizza chain led by David Page and Italian chef Giuseppe Mascoli, has secured the Chimichanga site in London’s Belsize Park

Geronimo Inns lfl sales up 4.8%

23 Oct 2014

Geronimo Inns, the Young’s-owned pub group, has reported like-for-like revenue growth of 4.8% for the year to 31 March 2014.

​Mezze’s future secured after parent company goes into liquidation

23 Oct 2014

The future of Mezze has been secured despite its former parent company going into liquidation with £900k worth of debt

Inside Track

James Lousada, Carlsberg CEO

Master of mavericks

23 Oct 2014

People with a thirst for change are the key for Carlsberg CEO James Lousada. Robyn Black finds out more.

New category treads a fine line

22 Oct 2014 | By Kerstin Kuhn

Never happy to stand still, the restaurant industry is continually redefining itself. Kerstin Kuhn looks at the latest sub-sector to emerge – that of fast fine outlets

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The things young people want most from brands

21 Oct 2014

Natalie Waterworth, the digital content marketer, blogger and millennial engagement expert, discusses how content marketing can be utilised to generate greater engagement amongst millennials

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Is crowdfunding just equity for punks?

20 Oct 2014

Judging from the number of businesses which have jumped on its bandwagon to raise capital for growth, it’s clear that crowdfunding is – at the moment – as hot as pulled pork, says Paul Hemming, partner and head of Corporate Finance at Zolfo Cooper


Now serving up great memories

17 Oct 2014

Whitbread restaurants was founded in the wake of the financial crisis hitting the UK. But, with a strategy of creating great food and memories, the company is now enjoying good times. Paul Flaum, managing director, tells the story

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