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Friday 30th March 2012
Enterprise, Oak Taverns and Cask Taverns
Family brewers and tenants look at buying Enterprise freeholds: A number of family brewers and sitting multiple tenants are in discussions with Enterprise Inns about buying sites that are among the 200 to 300 top-end pubs that the company … view
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Thursday 29th March 2012
Trust Inns, Eat and Flagstone
Thomas picks up three Luminar sites: Former Luminar Leisure nightclub company boss Stephen Thomas has acquired three Luminar sites that have a common landlord – X Leisure. The sites are the first-ever Oceana in Milton Keynes, Project in … view
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Wednesday 28th March 2012
Seafood Pub Company, Enterprise Inns and Rick Stein
CGA - small steps by operators could transform bottom line: Jon Collins, chief executive of on-trade information specialist CGA, has stated that operators need only make a few changes that would allow profit “to fly through to the botto … view
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Tuesday 27th March 2012
Great Northern Inns, Greene King and Bloomsbury
Multi-site pub company to start brewing: Highly-rated Great Northern Inns, which runs seven pubs in the Nottingham area, will start brewing after converting outbuildings at its latest acquisition to a brewery. The company, led by Dave Wil … view
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Monday 26th March 2012
Wetherspoon, Fuller’s & Jimmy’s World Grill
Glendola Leisure seeks Waxy’s site in Edinburgh: Glendola Leisure, the bar, club and restaurant operator headed by Alex Salussolia, is searching for an Edinburgh site to house its Waxy O’Connor brand. The company acquired the leases o … view
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Friday 23rd March 2012
Novus, Amber Taverns & LT Pub Management
Novus projects £35m profit per annum in three years’ time: London bar and restaurant operator Novus Leisure, led by Steve Richards, has projected sales of £240m per annum and an annual profit of £35m within three years. The company i … view
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Thursday 22nd March 2012
Domino’s, Spirit and Marston’s
Domino’s Pizza targets new trading formats: Domino’s Pizza wants to trial the delivery of pizza to people in their seats at a major sports stadium this year. Chief executive Lance Batchelor said the stadium trial is part of trialing D … view
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Wednesday 21st March 2012
Starbucks, Antic and Ever So Sensible
Multiple operators look for a freehouse after Greene King fall-out: Highly rated pub operators Dominic McCartan and Tony Leonard are looking for a second freehouse after handing back the keys to their two Greene King pubs in Brighton. The … view
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Tuesday 20th March 2012
Marston’s, Peach and Novus
Operators report mixed results with Groupon: A small survey of operators who have used Groupon has found a range of results. Paul Salisbury, who runs Lovely Pubs, has undertaken two offers with Groupon, one each for his Stratford site The … view
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Monday 19th March 2012
Innbrighton, Harvester and Singer Inns
Trade body ALMR hits 100 members: The Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) has hit a milestone with the recruitment of two new members to take the membership to 100 operator companies. The new companies to join are: Pebble Ho … view
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Friday 16th March 2012
Admiral, Jamie Oliver and Bath Ales
Admiral Taverns completes first few freehold option leases: Admiral Taverns, the 1,200-strong operator of tenanted pubs, has completed its first handful of freehold option leases. The scheme, which the company launched last November at th … view
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Thursday 15th March 2012
Convivial, Starbucks and Sticks ‘n’ Sushi
Convivial London Pubs tipped for sale: Industry sources suggest that a slide rule is being passed over Convivial London Pubs, the operator of eight freehold London pubs, by a number of larger companies – and it is set to become the next … view
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Wednesday 14th March 2012
Stonegate, Chipotle and Amber Taverns
Stonegate Pub Company installs cask ale in re-launched Scream: Stonegate Pub Company, the 550-strong managed operator led by Toby Smith, has installed cask ale in its evolved version of the Scream student bar. The company has completed se … view
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Tuesday 13th March 2012
Orchid, TGI Friday’s and Spirit
February trading hit by cold weather: A survey of small and medium-sized operators by Morning Briefing has found trading in February was badly dented by the cold weather at the start of the month. Accommodation provider Bulldog Hotel Grou … view
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Monday 12th March 2012
Coca-Cola, Starbucks and Thornbridge Brewery
Nightclub veteran Bob Senior targets Newcastle opening with his own cash: Bob Senior, the former boss of nightclub company Ultimate Leisure who now leads Utopian Leisure, is planning to invest £700,000 of his own money in opening a Fat B … view
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Friday 9th March 2012
Pie & Pint, JDW and Redcomb
Pie & Pint Inns founder turns down £8m investment: Gary Downham, the founder of Pie & Pint Inns, operator of the Hare at Roxwell, Chelmsford, has turned down a proposed £8m investment that would have seen the company grow to 27 … view
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Thursday 8th March 2012
Spirit Special Report and Diary
Flaming Grill transforms wet-led pubs: Spirit Pub Company’s Flaming Grill brand is saving a number of wet-led pubs that might not otherwise have had a future, chief executive Mike Tye has told Morning Briefing. Spirit has expanded the n … view
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Wednesday 7th March 2012
No Saints, McDonald's and Snug Bars
No Saints lines up 20 nightclubs: No Saints, the company set up by former Luminar nightclub company boss Stephen Thomas, has a pipeline of a further 20 nightclubs. The company has a total of 120 nightclubs that it has been offered and fit … view
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Tuesday 6th March 2012
Best Place Inns, Yo! Sushi and Neil Robertson
Food service operator SSP creates new pub concept: The food service operator SSP is to open a brand new pub in Liverpool Street station that seeks to incorporate a host of current trends at the leading edge of pub retail. The company is d … view
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Monday 5th March 2012
Weston Castle, Itsu and Brakspear
Weston Castle in talks with other tenanted operators: North-west multi-site operator Weston Castle has been approached by a number of tenanted operators after its success in pioneering the industry’s first set of freehold option leases. … view
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Friday 2nd March 2012
The £100 million fraud on JD Wetherspoon
Property fraud may have cost JD Wetherspoon £100m: The cost of the property fraud perpetrated on JD Wetherspoon by former property agent Van de Berg has been put at between £50m and £100m by company founder Tim Martin. The company won … view
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Thursday 1st March 2012
Pub of the Future, Innventure and Pub People
South-west London multiple opens “pub of the future”: A renowned beer writer has described the Sussex Arms in Twickenham as setting a course for pubs in the future. The pub, opened by Twickenham Taverns, is a modern re-invention of th … view
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