Harveys Brewery

Harveys to enter managed pub arena

29 Aug 2014

Sussex brewer and tenanted pub company Harveys is to develop a directly managed pub business that will eventually run as many as half of its 48 pubs

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Frankie & Benny's

TRG H1 lfls up 2.5%

29 Aug 2014

The Restaurant Group (TRG) saw like-for-like sales grow 2.5% for the 26 weeks to 29 June and said it remained on track to double in size over the next eight to ten years

Joe Carnell of UGOT

Five-minute Friday interview: Joe Carnell, UGOT

29 Aug 2014

M&C Report talks to Joe Carnell, co-founder of frozen yoghurt and healthy food concept UGOT, about his best investment, his best business decision and the best piece of advice he’s ever received

Molson Coors UK & Ireland MD Cox to head Europe operation

29 Aug 2014

Molson Coors has announced that current UK and Ireland managing director Simon Cox is to leave his role and succeed Mark Hunter as chief executive of the Europe division

Eren Ali, Las Iguanas

Shamel named Las Iguanas MD

29 Aug 2014

Las Iguanas has announced the promotion of Mos Shamel from operations director to managing director

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Cerberus to place Spirit package on the market

29 Aug 2014

Cerberus, the US private equity owner of Admiral Taverns, is to place 16 pubs leased to Spirit Pub Company on the market

Jack: TRG capable of beating FY forecasts

29 Aug 2014

A leading analyst has said that he believes The Restaurant Group (TRG) is capable of beating FY forecasts

Enterprise to roll out online ordering

29 Aug 2014

A new online ordering platform is set to be rolled out across Enterprise Inns’ 5,500-strong pub estate from 1 September

'Embrace the positivity' of Generation Y

29 Aug 2014

Leisure experiences for “Generation Y” (18 to 34 year-olds) are directly informed by the digital “third space”, contrary to popular perceptions that the generation of young adults are “cocooning” themselves in technology at the expense of traditional leisure activities, according to analysis from Trajectory Partnership

Operators warned of mobile ad 'pitfalls'

29 Aug 2014

F&B companies have been urged to avoid the “pitfalls” of running adverts targeted at mobile phones, in particular ensuring they don’t ’invade the space’ of the people they want to attract

Inside Track

Craft beer off-licence

Are craft beer shops the new-wave offie?

28 Aug 2014 | By Will Hawkes

Can the booming interest in craft beer generate enough business to create a new off-licence sector?


​Pragmatic approach set to pay off

26 Aug 2014 | By Mark Wingett

The flexibility of operators to adapt their brands and offers is being tested like never before as consumers stretch their day part needs and continue to shun the traditional weekend marke

Yates Brighton

​Brand watch: Yates

22 Aug 2014

M&C Report talks to Stonegate chief executive Toby Smith about the launch of the new generation Yates format, and the thinking behind the new design, drink and food offers, and introducing a breakfast offer

David Bruce

The original punk brewer

22 Aug 2014 | By John Harrington

From founding Firkin pubs to selling Capital Pub Company for £93m and helping Americans fall in love with craft beer, David Bruce has been there and done it. But with several exciting new ventures bubbling away, Bruce’s enthusiasm is as strong as ever – while the craft revival has given him a spring in his step

The restaurant fashion victims

22 Aug 2014

A trip down nostalgia lane beckons for Stephen Evans, development director at Gourmet Burger Kitchen, who looks at the restaurants he visited as a child, remembers how much of a treat they were, and questions why they have been usurped by new national brands

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