Marston’s buys Thwaites’ beer division

31 Mar 2015

Marston’s has agreed to buy the trading operation of Daniel Thwaites’ beer division for £25.1m.

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TLG secures £10m expansion fund

31 Mar 2015

Thai Leisure Group (TLG), operator of the Chaophraya and Thaikhun brands, has secured £10m of new funding from Santander to aid its expansion plans

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​ PizzaExpress to create 2,500 new jobs

31 Mar 2015

PizzaExpress has announced plans to recruit 2,500 people in the UK over the next five years as part of its expansion programme

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Luminar lfs up 5.1% for Q4

31 Mar 2015

Nightclub operator Luminar saw like-for-like sales rise 5.1% in the 12 weeks to 28 March.

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The Craft Beer Co reviews funding options

31 Mar 2015

The Craft Beer Co is reviewing its investment options going forward after receiving an unsolicited approach for the business

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Le Pain appoints new UK MD

31 Mar 2015

Le Pain Quotidien, the all-day bakery and cafe concept, has promoted operations director Peter Jenkins to managing director of its UK operation

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​Cote secures Amersham site

31 Mar 2015

Cote has secured a site in the former Chimichanga site in Amersham, Buckinghamshire, as it further strengthens its openings pipeline for this year

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Bitters ‘n’ Twisted eyes more Bodega sites

31 Mar 2015

Bitters ‘n’ Twisted, the Midlands-based pub and restaurant operator, has appointed property agents to search for potential sites for a rollout of its Bodega brand, M&C Report has learnt.

Robinsons reveals third managed site

31 Mar 2015

William Robinson, joint managing director of north west-based brewer and pub operator, has said the company is now working on converting its third site to its fledgling managed division.

Adjudicator for pubs code by May 2016

31 Mar 2015 | By Ellie Bothwell

A pubs code adjudicator will be in place by May 2016 at the latest, the Government has confirmed

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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.

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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.

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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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