Hawthorn completes Nectar deal

22 Oct 2014

Hawthorn Leisure has completed the acquisition of Nectar Taverns, the operator of 25 pubs in the north west, in a deal understood to be valued at £10m.

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Costa growth strategy realistic

22 Oct 2014

The managing director of Costa Coffee has insisted the brand’s growth strategy is realistic and that the growing resilience of competitors Café Nero and Starbucks is not a concer

Enterprise salutes national Community Hero winner

23 Oct 2014

Adrian Emmett of The Lion in Treorchy, Mid Glamorgan, was last night named as the national award winner of Enterprise Inns Community Heroes scheme

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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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Trinity Kitchen Leeds serves 1.3m in first year

23 Oct 2014

Trinity Kitchen, the new breed of food court at Trinity Leeds shopping centre, served more than 1.3m customers in its first year and hosted 55 food and beverage operators

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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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.

Spirits to help pubs and restaurants gain market share

23 Oct 2014 | By Jessica Mason

Pubs and restaurants can gain market share from nightclubs by recommending spirits suggestions alongside food

Spirits revolution to match coffee impact

23 Oct 2014 | By Mike Berry

Diageo’s on-trade sales director Ronak Mashru likened the company’s fledging Spirits Revolution initiative to the transformation that has occurred in coffee retailing

Pubs missing out on spirits sales

23 Oct 2014 | By Mike Berry

Spirits are part of the answer to a vibrant and profitable on-trade, yet many pubs are missing out on their potential

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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

It’s a funny old business running Yummy

17 Oct 2014 | By Mel Flaherty

Tim Foster, ‘head of mischief’ at Yummy pubco, talks to Mel Flaherty about his childhood influences and adult acceptance of his shortcomings

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