Fuller's CEO Simon Emeny

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%.

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Five Guys UK to launch breakfast offer

01 Feb 2015

Five Guys will launch a breakfast offer in the UK tomorrow morning (7am) at its site in London’s Argyll Street.

Stonegate site sold for £3.3m

01 Feb 2015

The freehold interest of The Slug in London’s Fulham Road, which is let to Stonegate Pub Company, has been acquired by a private investor for £3.3m

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Starbucks opens 100th UK franchise site

01 Feb 2015

Starbucks has announced the opening of its 100th franchise store in the UK – a new outlet on London’s Mile End Road

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

Inside Track

Jackson & Rye

Ford’s ‘back to basics’ drive

30 Jan 2015

Experienced hospitality sector boss Graham Ford has found the fun once again in his worklife. Mel Flaherty finds out about his past, from his first job at a Tex Mex in Paris to his time at Tragus, and how Jackson & Rye, Grillshack and Limeyard are helping to reinvigorate his passion.

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

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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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