Latest Briefing Archive Tab News Tab Events Tab Advertising Tab Contact Tab
 
Search our Previous Briefings
 
New Archive Heading
Current
Dec 2018
Nov 2018
Oct 2018
Sep 2018
Aug 2018
Jul 2018
Jun 2018
May 2018
Apr 2018
Mar 2018
Feb 2018
Jan 2018
Dec 2017
Nov 2017
Oct 2017
Sep 2017
Aug 2017
Jul 2017
Jun 2017
May 2017
Apr 2017
Mar 2017
Feb 2017
Jan 2017
Dec 2016
Nov 2016
Oct 2016
Sep 2016
Aug 2016
Jul 2016
Jun 2016
May 2016
Apr 2016
Mar 2016
Feb 2016
Jan 2016
Dec 2015
Nov 2015
Oct 2015
Sep 2015
Aug 2015
Jul 2015
Jun 2015
May 2015
Apr 2015
Mar 2015
Feb 2015
Jan 2015
Dec 2014
Nov 2014
Oct 2014
Sep 2014
Aug 2014
Jul 2014
Jun 2014
May 2014
Apr 2014
Mar 2014
Feb 2014
Jan 2014
Dec 2013
Nov 2013
Oct 2013
Sep 2013
Aug 2013
Jul 2013
Jun 2013
May 2013
Apr 2013
Mar 2013
Feb 2013
Jan 2013
Dec 2012
Nov 2012
Oct 2012
Sep 2012
Aug 2012
Jul 2012
Jun 2012
May 2012
Apr 2012
Mar 2012
Feb 2012
 
 
Propel Quarterly Spring 2018view online
 
Propel Premium
 
MyPubGo Banner
 
Ei Group Banner
 
Pago Banner
 
NDML Banner
 
Casual Dining Banner
 
Wireless Social Banner
 
Trail Banner
 
Old Speckled Hen Banner
 
COREcruitment Banner
 
HGEM Banner
 
Zonal Banner
 
Sky Banner
 
Freeths Banner
 
Access Banner
 
Hospitality Jobs UK Banner
 
Star Pubs and Bars Banner
 
Venners Banner
 
liveRES Banner
 
Frobishers Banner
 
Lincoln & York Banner
 
Pipers Crisps Banner
 
Danish Crown Banner
 
Tahola Banner Tahola - What we do Tahola - What we do Tahola - What we do Tahola - What we do Tahola - What we do Tahola - What we do Tahola web link
 
Sunday 20th January 2019
Imbiba makes investment in new immersive entertainment concept The Dream Corporation
Imbiba makes investment in new immersive entertainment concept The Dream Corporation: The Dream Corporation has secured $1.1m of investment to introduce a new leisure and hospitality concept with immersive entertainment at its heart. The … view
................................................................................................
 
Friday 18th January 2019
Update: Young's, Domino's and D&D London
Young’s appoints interim chief financial officer: London pub retailer Young’s has appointed Daniel Quint as interim chief financial officer. The appointment comes after Steve Robinson resigned and left the business last month to pursu … view
................................................................................................
 
Friday 18th January 2019
Friday Opinion
Subjects: How leaders build trust, growing into the overcoat and return to rationing
Authors: Chris Edger, Glynn Davis and Paul Chase

How leaders build trust by Chris Edger 

Trust … view
................................................................................................
 
Friday 18th January 2019
Update: Richoux Group board bids to go private, Rollo on Whitbread
Richoux Group board bids to quit AIM stock market and go private: Richoux Group, the owner and operator of Richoux, Friendly Phil’s, Villagio and The Broadwick restaurants, has announced the proposed cancellation of admission of its ord … view
................................................................................................
 
Friday 18th January 2019
Propel Friday News Briefing
Number of vegan restaurants in Britain rises 55%: The number of vegan restaurants in Britain has increased 55% in the past year to 48, according to new research. The findings by the Local Data Company showed the majority of new businesses … view
................................................................................................
 
Thursday 17th January 2019
Restaurant Marketer & Innovator Award winners revealed
Restaurant Marketer & Innovator Award winners revealed: The winners of this year’s Restaurant Marketer & Innovator Awards, staged by Propel and Think Hospitality, have been revealed. More than 100 entries were judged by a 20-strong panel of … view
................................................................................................
 
Thursday 17th January 2019
Update: Whitbread, NewRiver, SSP, Ten Entertainment Group, Everyman
Whitbread reports like-for-like sales down 0.6% in third quarter, total UK sales increase 2.5%: Whitbread has reported like-for-like sales fell 0.6% in the 13 weeks to 29 November 2018, with total UK sales up 2.5% (year-to-date 2.7%). The … view
................................................................................................
 
Thursday 17th January 2019
Propel Thursday News Briefing
Clive Watson – City Pub Group will be last venture but plenty of growth still ahead: City Pub Company executive chairman Clive Watson has told Propel this will be the last pub venture he’ll lead but he foresees many years’ growth ah … view
................................................................................................
 
Wednesday 16th January 2019
Patisserie Holdings appoints KPMG to review options as it reveals balance sheet was ‘significantly manipulated’
Patisserie Holdings appoints KPMG to review options as it reveals balance sheet was ‘significantly manipulated’: Patisserie Holdings has hired KPMG to review options for the business as it revealed its balance sheet was “significantly ma … view
................................................................................................
 
Wednesday 16th January 2019
Update: City Pub Group and Cineworld results, UKHospitality on Brexit, BigDish
City Pub Group reports full-year like-for-likes up 1.6%, updates on pipeline: City Pub Group, led by Clive Watson, has reported like-for-like sales increased 1.6% for the year ending 30 December 2018. The company said the majority of the … view
................................................................................................
 
Wednesday 16th January 2019
Propel Wednesday News Briefing
Boost for eating and drinking-out market as Christmas and New Year like-for-likes rise 4.1%: While the retail sector struggled, Britain’s managed pub and restaurant companies had cause to celebrate during the six-week Christmas and New … view
................................................................................................
 
Wednesday 16th January 2019
Boost for eating and drinking-out market as Christmas and New Year like-for-likes rise 4.1%
Boost for eating and drinking-out market as Christmas and New Year like-for-likes rise 4.1%: While the retail sector struggled, Britain’s managed pub and restaurant companies had cause to celebrate during the six-week Christmas and New Year … view
................................................................................................
 
Tuesday 15th January 2019
Greene King appoints new chief executive
Greene King appoints new chief executive: Brewer and retailer Greene King has appointed Nick Mackenzie as its new chief executive. Mackenzie will join the company on 1 May in succession to Rooney Anand, who announced in November he would step … view
................................................................................................
 
Tuesday 15th January 2019
Charles Wells plans to double UK managed estate in 2019 as it reports turnover and profit boost
Charles Wells plans to double UK managed estate in 2019 as it reports turnover and profit boost: Bedford-based brewer and retailer Charles Wells plans to double the size of its UK managed estate and grow its portfolio in France during the next … view
................................................................................................
 
Tuesday 15th January 2019
Update: Rockfish, Elegant Hotels and Rodizio Rico
Gresham House invests in Rockfish: Rockfish has received investment from the Gresham House Ventures team, ahead of a planned three openings in 2019. Rockfish has five coastal sites in the South-West and also owns the Seahorse restaur … view
................................................................................................
 
Tuesday 15th January 2019
Propel Tuesday News Briefing
Charlie McVeigh looks at making up to three more investments following BBQ Dreamz backing: Draft House founder Charlie McVeigh has told Propel he is looking to make two or three more investments in sector businesses by April. It comes fo … view
................................................................................................
 
Monday 14th January 2019
Andrew Stones and Toby Rolph to step down at Be At One as brand aligns to Stonegate structure
Andrew Stones and Toby Rolph to step down at Be At One as brand aligns to Stonegate structure: Managing director Andrew Stones and financial director Toby Rolph are to step down at specialist cocktail bar operator Be At One as the brand a … view
................................................................................................
 
Monday 14th January 2019
Novus appoints new chief executive as Toby Smith steps down
Novus appoints new chief executive as Toby Smith steps down: Toby Smith has stepped down as chief executive of Novus. He has been replaced by Sharon Badelek, who has been chief financial officer for the past two-and-a-half years. Smith is step … view
................................................................................................
 
Monday 14th January 2019
Update: Revolution trading, PizzaExpress debt and Patisserie Valerie audit
Revolution reports like-for-likes up 2.6% in December: Revolution Bars Group, the operator of 79 premium bars trading across the UK under the Revolution and Revolucion de Cuba brands, has provided a trading update for the 26 weeks to 29 D … view
................................................................................................
 
Monday 14th January 2019
Propel Monday News Briefing
Morgan Stanley – pub sector good choice for investors due to positive trading and strong private market interest in buying assets: Morgan Stanley leisure analyst Jamie Rollo has argued the pub sector is a good choice for investors becau … view
................................................................................................
 
Friday 11th January 2019
Friday Opinion
Subjects: A world of difference, time for lunch and delivery is here to stay
Authors: James Hacon, Glynn Davis and Ann Elliott

A world of difference by James Hacon

The world is an ever-clo … view
................................................................................................
 
Friday 11th January 2019
Ei Group sells 370 pubs to investment fund
Ei Group sells 370 pubs to investment fund: Ei Group has entered into sale agreements, subject to shareholder approval, with Tavern Propco Limited in relation to 370 properties comprising public houses and other commercial properties for … view
................................................................................................
 
Friday 11th January 2019
Propel Friday News Briefing
UK becomes vegan food market leader as number of products launched doubles to 16%: The UK developed the highest number of new vegan food products in Europe in 2018, toppling Germany from top spot, according to the Mintel Global New Produc … view
................................................................................................
 
Thursday 10th January 2019
Brighton Pier Group profit warning, M&B LfLs, C&C Group trading
Brighton Pier Group report profits will be 18% lower than expectations: Brighton Pier Group, announcing a trading update for the six-month period to 31 December 2018, has told the market profit before tax will be 18% lower than expectatio … view
................................................................................................
 
Thursday 10th January 2019
Propel Thursday News Briefing
Chameleon Bar & Dining sells final three freeholds to Greene King, plans to assign remaining lease and close business: Chameleon Bar & Dining has sold its three remaining freeholds to brewer and retailer Greene King, with staff transferri … view
................................................................................................
 
Wednesday 9th January 2019
Loungers reports like-for-like sales up 11% over Christmas and New Year
Loungers reports like-for-like sales up 11% over Christmas and New Year: Loungers, the operator of 139 neighbourhood, cafe-bar-restaurants trading under the Lounge and Cosy Club brands, has reported like-for-like sales up 11% over the Chr … view
................................................................................................
 
Wednesday 9th January 2019
Propel Wednesday News Briefing
Papa John’s passes 400-store milestone in UK, eyes further openings following ‘excellent’ sales in December: Papa John’s has passed the 400-store milestone in the UK following openings at the end of 2018 in Dundee, Cannock, Leeds, … view
................................................................................................
 
Tuesday 8th January 2019
Inn Collection Group secures £10m from OakNorth to more than double portfolio to 21 sites
Inn Collection Group secures £10m from OakNorth to more than double portfolio to 21 sites: The Inn Collection Group, which is owned by Alchemy Partners, has secured a £10m loan from OakNorth to fund its expansion. The Inn Collection Group pl … view
................................................................................................
 
Tuesday 8th January 2019
Greene King reports like-for-likes up 10.9% over Christmas fortnight
Greene King reports like-for-likes up 10.9% over Christmas fortnight: Greene King has reported like-for-like sales over the two weeks to Christmas were up 10.9%. The company stated: “After 36 weeks of our financial year, Pub Company lik … view
................................................................................................
 
Tuesday 8th January 2019
Propel Tuesday News Briefing
Pod founder lines up two new sites for Three Joes as it launches £400,000 crowdfunding campaign for growth: Tim Hall, founder of London-based healthy eating brand Pod, has told Propel his sourdough pizza restaurant, Three Joes, has two n … view
................................................................................................
 
Monday 7th January 2019
Propel Monday News Briefing
Google increases market share of social reviews while TripAdvisor drives negative comments: Google increased its market share of reviews during December, according to new statistics from Feed It Back’s monthly social review tracker. The … view
................................................................................................
 
Friday 4th January 2019
Update: Whitbread launches UK’s first battery-powered hotel, Goodbody on Wagamama, AB InBev
Whitbread launches UK’s first battery-powered hotel: Whitbread has launched the UK’s first battery-powered hotel, at a Premier Inn site in Edinburgh. The company has installed a five-tonne battery at The Gyle in Edinburgh Park. It wil … view
................................................................................................
 
Friday 4th January 2019
Friday Opinion
Subjects: Making hotels pay, the war on choice and making hospitality sexy
Authors: Glynn Davis, Paul Chase and James Hacon

Making hotels pay by Glynn Davis

Christmas is now sadly gone and … view
................................................................................................
 
Friday 4th January 2019
Stonegate reports 7.8% festive like-for-like sales growth
Stonegate reports 7.8% festive like-for-like sales growth: Stonegate Pub Company, the operator of 735 drink-led, pubs and bars, has reported 7.8% like-for-like sales growth over the festive period (1 December to 1 January). It reported al … view
................................................................................................
 
Friday 4th January 2019
Propel Friday News Briefing
Crussh converts Soho site to vegan pop-up as it explores viability of model: London-based healthy food and juice brand Crussh has turned its Soho site into a vegan store for the month. The outlet in Broadwick Street is serving an entire p … view
................................................................................................
 
Thursday 3rd January 2019
Wagamama reports UK like-for-likes up 12% in second quarter, Urban Pubs and Bars secures 20th site
Wagamama reports UK like-for-likes up 12% in second quarter: Wagamama has reported turnover increased 15.4% to £81.5m for the 12 weeks to 11 November 2018 – its second quarter – with one new site opening in the period. The company sa … view
................................................................................................
 
Thursday 3rd January 2019
Propel Thursday News Briefing
Pubs and restaurants lead the way as consumers continue to prioritise spending on entertainment, overall spend grows 4.0% in 2018: Pubs and restaurants led the way as spending on entertainment continued to be a priority for consumers in 2 … view
................................................................................................
 
Tuesday 1st January 2019
Coaching Inn Group reports record December, Caprice Holdings results
Coaching Inn Group reports record December trading with like-for-likes up 9.4%: Coaching Inn Group has reported record festive trading with like-for-like sales up 9.4% for the five weeks to 31 December. The company saw net sales of £3,06 … view
................................................................................................
 
Sunday 30th December 2018
Oakman to combine various businesses to ‘reflect true value’ of company
Oakman to combine various businesses to simplify structure and ‘reflect true value’ of company, terms agreed on further four sites: Oakman Inns and Restaurants has revealed it is combining its various operating businesses to simplify … view
................................................................................................
 
Saturday 29th December 2018
Alison Brittain, Nisha Katona and Thomasina Miers awarded New Year’s Honours
Alison Brittain, Nisha Katona and Thomasina Miers awarded New Year’s Honours: Whitbread chief executive Alison Brittain; Nisha Katona, founder of Indian street food restaurant Mowgli; and Thomasina Miers, founder of Mexican restaurant b … view
................................................................................................
 
Friday 28th December 2018
Results: Anglian Country Inns and Spaghetti House
Anglian Country Inns reports like-for-likes up 4.1% as turnover hits £11m: Anglian Country Inns, the award-winning operator of gastro-pubs and restaurants led by James Nye, has reported like-for-like sales increased 4.1% for the year end … view
................................................................................................
 
Monday 24th December 2018
Burning Night bought out of administration, TRG completes £559m Wagamama deal
Burning Night Group bought out of administration: Bar company Burning Night Group has been bought out of administration, saving more 300 jobs. Bierkeller sites in Birmingham, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester and Nottingham, which also operate … view
................................................................................................
 
Friday 21st December 2018
Whitbread gets EU clearance for £3.9bn Costa Coffee sale to Coca-Cola
Whitbread gets EU clearance for £3.9bn Costa Coffee sale to Coca-Cola, announces share buyback programme: Whitbread has received clearance from the European Union under the EC Merger Regulation for its £3.9bn sale of Costa Coffee to Coc … view
................................................................................................