M&C Report reports from Intertain’s presentation for suppliers and hears from chief executive John Leslie and chief operating officer Simon Kaye about the evolution of the Walkabout operator and its plans for 2014.
JD Wetherspoon has exchanged contracts to purchase its second pub in the Republic of Ireland, as it looks to open up to 20 sites in the country over the next five to 10 years.
M&C Report’s owner William Reed Business Media (WRBM) has acquired the Allegra Foodservice business - formerly a division of Allegra Strategies
Luminar, the UK’s largest nightclub operator, will invest £15m in total on “sorting out” its estate by the end of 2015, before looking at further acquisitions
PizzaExpress has launched new undergraduate placements to help recruit future leaders for the hospitality industry
Under-30s now socialise in homes more than in pubs and bars, according to a new market overview from CGA Peach that highlights the “fickle” nature of modern consumers
BrewDog has agreed a deal to open a directly managed bar in Berlin, with two sites in Italy, in Rome and Florence, set to follow next year
Retail sales at Britain’s biggest and busiest railway stations continue to significantly outperform the high street, aided by an increase in sales across food retailers, pubs and bars, latest figures from Network Rail show
The Restaurant Group (TRG) continues to grow its pipeline for its Coast to Coast brand, after securing a unit in Chelmsford
Heineken UK managing director David Forde is not about to let the industry settle for high taxation, substandard beer or boring pubs
After years of lagging behind the retail sector in terms of collecting and using consumer data the eating and drinking-out industry is set to take significant strides over the coming 12 months to close the gap, not just in terms of information obtained but more importantly how that is then used and fed back to the consumer
Led by Richard Bigg – a man who excels in creating authentic Spanish eating and drinking experiences – highly regarded Camino is on the cusp of an ambitious programme for growth
There are 10 behaviours or “moves” that industry leaders can use to try to turn “moments that matter” into exceptional experiences for their employees, according to Sean Morris, principal at Deloitte, and Patrick Nealon, director at Deloitte
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