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Fulham Shore agrees to acquire Franco Manca

30 Mar 2015

Fulham Shore has conditionally agreed to acquire the 10-strong Franco Manca chain for c£27.5m

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Faucet Inns eyeing sites nationwide for KuPP

27 Mar 2015

Faucet Inn, the London-based multiple operator, is looking for sites across the UK to open its newest concept KuPP, an all-day Scandinavian inspired concept, nationwide with an initial target of 10 sites, M&C Report has learnt

Unlimited fines for illegal sport screenings

30 Mar 2015

Venues convicted of illegally showing Premier League matches without a commercial agreement will now face an unlimited fine, after the abolition of the cap at £5,000.

Compass predicts revenue growth of 5.5% for H1

30 Mar 2015

Contract caterer Compass has said it expects to report organic revenue growth of 5.5% when it presents its H1 results in May.

​Franco Manca acquisition “major step forward”

30 Mar 2015

Fulham Shore has said that its acquisition of Franco Manca represents a major step forward in the implementation of its strategy

Bulldog secures £4.5m funding

30 Mar 2015

Bulldog Hotel Group, the coaching inns chain, has secured £4.5m from the Business Growth Fund as it seeks to double in size by 2020.

UK restaurant to introduce ticketing system

30 Mar 2015

The Clove Club restaurant in London’s Shoreditch is to become the first in the UK to introduce a system in which diners must purchase tickets in advance

Tasty sees 46% rise in pre-tax profits in FY14

30 Mar 2015

Tasty, operator of the Wildwood brand, saw revenue rise 28% in the 52 weeks to 28 December with a 46% increase in pre-tax profits.

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Tesco trials further food to go concept

29 Mar 2015

Tesco has launched the trial of a further in-store food-to-go concession with a third party in London


Moto completes refinancing

27 Mar 2015

Moto Hospitality, the motorway service area operator, has completed a refinancing deal.

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AlixPartners Profit Tracker Results 2015

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BrewDog tops 2015 AlixPartners Profit Tracker

19 Mar 2015

Scottish brewer and pub operator BrewDog came out on top in this year’s AlixPartners Profit Tracker in association with leading industry title M&C Report.

Inside Track

Where next for pubs code debate?

30 Mar 2015

The bill containing the pubs code received Royal Assent last week but that is far from the end of the story. Mike Berry looks at what could happen next.


Dawn of a new era for the Great British Pub

25 Mar 2015

As the House of Commons gives the final seal of approval to the bill containing the Pubs Code, Heineken UK managing director, David Forde, says it is now time to rise to the challenge of reform and secure the future for the Great British Pub.

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Last orders at the bar (for me)

23 Mar 2015

M&C Report’s departing group editor Rob Willock reflects on the seismic changes he has witnessed in the pub sector during his time at the title - including the pubs code, the extension of the pub business into previously uninhabited day parts and ever encroaching red tape.


An artisan take on burger and beer

20 Mar 2015 | By Kerstin Kuhn

Serving quality refreshment at an affordable price in the wake of the financial crash has seen the Hopdoddy chain expand out of its Texas base. Kerstin Kühn reports.

Listed company growth performance

The bigger tracker picture

20 Mar 2015

As with previous years’ lists, the 2015 AlixPartners Profit Tracker has thrown up some interesting nuances, showing continued, concerted growth for the more established brands and a further strong showing from traditional brewers and pub operators

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