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Thursday 31st May 2012
Joe Lewis, Luminar and Everards
Fuller’s reports £75m invested in the past year: Fuller’s has invested £75m in the past year, with 30 new pubs and an investment in its brewery that has added 30,000 barrels of capacity. The company reported revenue up five per cent … view
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Wednesday 30th May 2012
Redcomb, Wellington Pub Company, Pret A Manger
Redcomb Pubs targets 15 sites by end of 2013; plans £1m investment at next pub: Redcomb Pubs, the six-strong multiple headed by former Mitchells & Butlers marketing executive Dan Shotton, has signed up its sixth site. The company is to t … view
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Tuesday 29th May 2012
Loungers, Wetherspoon and Charnwood
Warm weather produces record trading: Warm weather over the past week has produced record trading for pubs with good-sized beer gardens. Six-strong TLC Inns, which has five pubs with good-sized outside areas, beat its record for business … view
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Monday 28th May 2012
St Austell, Enterprise Inns, and Brewdog
St Austell adds voice to complaints over excessive tax: Cornwall brewer and retailer St Austell has joined calls for the tax burden on the sector to be reduced. The company, whose turnover rose 6.6 per cent in the year to 31 December 2011 … view
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Friday 25th May 2012
Friday Opinion and Chicago NRA Diary
Subject: M&B’s new broom, US franchising, minimum pricing and fostering entrepreneurs
Author: Paul Charity, Paul Chase, Luke Johnson

The new broom sweeps away by Paul Charity: Last Novemb … view
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Thursday 24th May 2012
St Austell, Whetherby Whaler and Diary
Shaftesbury reports “great demand” for West End bar and restaurant sites: Property company Shaftesbury, which rents out 216 restaurants, cafes, bars and nightclubs in the West End of London, comprising 497,000 square foot of space, re … view
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Wednesday 23rd May 2012
McDonald’s, Hook Norton and Mezze
McDonald’s provides a glimpse of future plans: McDonald’s has hosted analysts at its state-of-the-art Innovation Centre in Chicago to offer a preview of its key projects. A host of analysts filed reports on … view
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Tuesday 22nd May 2012
Best Place Inns, Young’s and Marston’s
Best Place Inns in private equity talks: Best Place Inns, the five-strong pub and hostel provider led by Ben Stackhouse, is in early stage talks with a private equity firm after receiving an unsolicited approach. The company provides host … view
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Monday 21st May 2012
Joe Lewis, M&B and Vapiano
Joe Lewis goes into burrito overdrive: Tavistock Restaurants, the US restaurant chain owned by Mitchells & Butlers (M&B) shareholder Joe Lewis, oversaw one of the US market’s most dynamic brand expansions in the most recent year. The co … view
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Friday 18th May 2012
M&B, Orchid and Friday Opinion
Mitchells & Butlers like-for-likes up 2.7 per cent – no chief executive yet: Mitchells & Butlers has reported like-for-like sales growth of 2.7 per cent and “progress” with finding a new chief executive. The company stated this morn … view
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Friday 18th May 2012
Joe Lewis, Yummy Pub Company and Wadworth
Joe Lewis goes into burrito overdrive: Tavistock Restaurants, the US restaurant chain owned by Mitchells & Butlers shareholder Joe Lewis, oversaw one of the US market’s most dynamic expansions in the most recent year. The company expect … view
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Thursday 17th May 2012
April Trading, Restaurant Group and Marston's
Restaurant Group – new brand Coast to Coast showing “superb performance”: The Restaurant Group has reported that its like-for-like sales have been boosted by poor weather in recent months. For the first 19 weeks of its financial yea … view
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Wednesday 16th May 2012
Enterprise Inns, No Saints and PizzaExpress
Enterprise reports “lots” of small package disposals in pipeline: Enterprise Inns has a “lot” of disposals of small groups of high-end pubs – packages of between three and ten sites - lined up, chief executive Ted Tuppen has tol … view
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Tuesday 15th May 2012
Realpubs, Stonegate and Brakspear
Hickman - Greene King conversions to Realpubs “sets the pace” for British pub evolution: Paul Hickman, City analyst at Peel Hunt, has praised the conversion of the first two Greene King pubs to the Realpubs trading style. Hickman repo … view
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Monday 14th May 2012
Bill’s, Jarrow Brewery and Nando's
A good pub in the community is regarded as a status symbol: A third of people in Britain believe that it is important to have a pub close to their home as it demonstrates that they are part of a community, a new study by market research M … view
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Friday 11th May 2012
Greene King, VAT and Friday Opinion
Greene King highlights London estate strength: Suffolk-based brewer and retailer Greene King has highlighted the strong trading within the two London estates it acquired last year, Realpubs and Capital Pubs. The company told City analysts … view
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Thursday 10th May 2012
Mitchells & Butlers, Diageo and Costa
Mitchells & Butlers evolves Browns and O’Neill’s design: Managed operator Mitchells & Butlers (M&B) is rolling out evolved versions of two of its oldest brands – Browns and O’Neill’s. The company has opened five new Browns, its … view
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Wednesday 9th May 2012
TGI Friday's, Wear Inns and Ember Inns
UK design company hired to repeat TGI Friday’s UK success in the US: Design and brand development company Harrison, headed by veteran pub and restaurant designer Philip Harrison, has been hired by Carlson Restaurants Worldwide to work … view
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Tuesday 8th May 2012
Technomic, Punch and ULG
Technomic survey – UK consumers looking for more flavour: A survey of UK consumers by research company Technomic has found more than a quarter of all surveyed consumers (28 per cent) are more interested in trying new flavours now than t … view
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Friday 4th May 2012
Mitchells & Butlers, the ALMR and Antic Pub Company
Mitchells & Butlers joins the ALMR: The UK’s largest managed licensed retail company Mitchells & Butlers (M&B) is to join the Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR). The company, which operates around 1,600 sites, is also und … view
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Thursday 3rd May 2012
Wasabi, Joule’s and April trading
Prime Minister David Cameron – we want to work with the industry: Prime Minister David Cameron has issued a message of support for the Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR), which is celebrating its twentieth anniversary at … view
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Wednesday 2nd May 2012
LT Management, Marston’s and Loungers
JD Wetherspoon tax bill to rise by £11m: Managed operator JD Wetherspoon has revealed its tax bill for the coming year will rise by £11m thanks to extra taxes in March’s budget. AWP machine taxes will cost £2m per annum, the late-nig … view
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Tuesday 1st May 2012
Orchid, Enterprise and Food and Fuel
Wet weather dampens April trading: Operators report wet weather has poured cold water over trading. The rainfall figures up to 29 April showed an average of 121.8 mm had fallen (4.8 inches), almost double the long term average for April … view
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