LCC secures sixth site

19 Dec 2014

London Cocktail Club, the concept backed by Raymond Blanc, has secured its sixth site in London’s Islington

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Busaba up to 12

19 Dec 2014

Busaba Eathai, the casual-dining Thai restaurant group, has opened its 12th site at The O2 in Greenwich

Bodean's Bo-2-Go service

Bodean’s launches delivery service

19 Dec 2014

Bodean’s, the London-based barbecue smokehouse concept, is launching its delivery service this weekend.

La Bottega appoints new director of operations

19 Dec 2014

La Bottega, the Italian deli and café concept, has appointed Nicolas Gaillot, formerly of Villandry, as its new head of operations

App launched for "digital" drinks

19 Dec 2014

A mobile app that lets people buy drinks for friends anywhere in the world has been launched, called One From Me

On-trade alcohol sales down 3% in 2014

19 Dec 2014

The Wine and Spirit Trade Association’s market report shows on-trade alcohol sales fell 3% in 2014 with sparkling wine and champagne the only growth areas.

M&C20 Leisure Share Index

Recovery for M&C20

19 Dec 2014 | By Will Brumby

The Santa rally is finally upon us… The markets rallied strongly this week following last week’s oil and commodities driven sell-off. The M&C20, which outperformed on the way down, has less ground to recover and so underperformed the All-Share this week, which finished up 2.3% and the M&C20 up 1.1%

D&D trademarks Café Des Amis name

19 Dec 2014

The parent company of D&D London has trademarked the Café Des Amis name, as its gears up to acquire the Covent Garden-based business

Camino secures Bankside site

19 Dec 2014

Camino, the tapas concept, has secured a first site for a tapas bar format at London’s Bankside to open in spring 2015, M&C Report has learnt

Operators back #TryJanuary

19 Dec 2014 | By Jessica Mason

Be At One, Craft Beer Co, Meatliquor, North Bar, Dark Star Brewing Co and Charles Wells have all agreed to participate in #TryJanuary.

Inside Track

Tortilla Camden

Mexican standout

19 Dec 2014

There is a Mexican war going on in London at the moment with a number of operators fighting for the burrito pound. New Tortilla managing director Richard Morris talks to Mark Wingett about staying ahead of the pack.

Hugh Osmond

Deal of the year can’t be topped

19 Dec 2014

Dominic Walsh reveals the outstanding M&A deal and gives us a rundown of the companies and individuals that deserve awards for their achievements this year

Michael Ibbotson of Provenance Inns

Mastering the art of delegation

17 Dec 2014

Provenance Inns has grown from just one pub four years ago to seven and counting, leading to a complete overhaul of how the award-winning company operates. Co-founder Michael Ibbotson tells James Wallin how he has coped with such rapid growth and talks about his plans for the future.

CBRE

What does MRO mean for the pub sector?

16 Dec 2014

The Pubs team at CBRE give their views on the inclusion of a market rent only option in the pubs code and look at opportunities and challenges for the pub sector:

Parliament

MRO leads changes for 2015

15 Dec 2014 | By Mark Wingett

The last 12 months has witnessed some seismic changes in the UK’s eating and drinking-out market, probably the most significant and far reaching will be the Parliamentary vote for a market rent only (MRO) clause for tied tenants in the pubs code.

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