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Friday 28th September 2012
Friday Opinion
Subjects: Health professionals’ guess work, SA Brains coffee shop venture, and benchmarking
Authors: Paul Chase, Philip Lay and Kate Nicholls 

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Friday 28th September 2012
Mitchells & Butlers, Brain's and Alan Yau
Brains - expanding in the coffee shop market has provided valuable lessons for our pub operation: Wales brewer and retailer SA Brain's has reported that its diversification into the coffee market has provided easier expa … view
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Thursday 27th September 2012
Breaking News
Borel meets Treasury officials over VAT cut: VAT campaigner Jacques Borel met with Treasury officials this week to discuss a cut in VAT for the hospitality sector as a way of creating jobs.

Borel, who has successf … view
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Thursday 27th September 2012
Stonegate, KFC and Luminar
Luminar chief executive – “Undercover Boss” appearance a major positive: Peter Marks, the chief executive of the UK’s largest nightclub company Luminar, has reported that his appearance earlier this year on ‘Undercover Boss’ h … view
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Wednesday 26th September 2012
M&B, Domino’s and Gourmet Burger Kitchen
New Pub Company on the market with £5m price tag: New Pub Company, the operator of seven Scottish & Newcastle Pub Company tied leased pubs in the south east led by Peter Linacre, is up for sale with a price tag of around £5m. L … view
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Tuesday 25th September 2012
Hawksmoor, M&B and Cosmo
ALMR – sector is the answer to youth unemployment: The Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) has argued that the one million unemployed young people in the UK should consider hospitality as a career. Strategic affairs direct … view
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Tuesday 25th September 2012
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Tuesday 25th September 2012
Test
BrewDog offers ‘gamble share’ opportunity to Equity for Punks USA investors: Scottish
brewer and retailer BrewDog is giving investors in its Equity for Punks USA campaign the
opportunity to buy a “gamble share”. The company is offer … view
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Tuesday 25th September 2012
Test
BrewDog updates on European bar plans as it hunts for new sites: Scottish
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Monday 24th September 2012
Breaking News
Brakspear to team up with top chef Claude Bosi: Brakspear will become the owner of one of London’s top food pubs following the acquisition of the freehold of The Malt House, an iconic Fulham site. The pub has been let to Jolly Fine Restauran … view
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Monday 24th September 2012
Everards, Shepherd Neame and Punch
Everards to submit ambitious plan for £20m Leicester food and drink quarter: Everards, the innovative Midlands brewer and retailer led by Stephen Gould, is to submit an application next month for outline planning consent to build an ambi … view
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Friday 21st September 2012
Friday Opinion
Subjects: Public health professionals, the economy and service and the chef shortage
Authors: Dr John Foster, Chris Gerard and Brian Whiting

Public health professionals: Good, bad and the ugly by D … view

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Friday 21st September 2012
Young’s, Costa and Inventive
Horizons – lunch sales set to outperform the sector: The UK’s lunch market looks set to grow over the next 12 months as consumers increasingly eat out wherever they are, expect a wide choice of eating out options but often want somet … view
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Thursday 20th September 2012
Breaking News
Papa John’s narrow UK losses as turnover increases: The world’s third largest pizza company Papa John’s, which operates 191 franchised sites in the UK, has narrowed losses in the UK to £1,028,000 in the year to Christmas 2011 from … view
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Thursday 20th September 2012
Giraffe, Starbucks and No Saints
JD Wetherspoon moves to explode male working class usage myth; but figures reveal severity of site Ebitda erosion: JD Wetherspoon has moved to explode the myth that it has a narrow working class customer base. The company has reported the … view
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Wednesday 19th September 2012
Breaking News
Luminar turns away from branded nightclubs in favour of bespoke approach: The UK’s largest nightclub company Luminar has turned away from branded nightclubs in favour of bespoke sites for individual towns. The company is set to re-open … view
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Wednesday 19th September 2012
Taylor Walker, Gresham Inns and Starbucks
CPL Training customer satisfaction survey places Piccolino top: A Propel Info survey of 5,000 customers commissioned by CPL Training has found Piccolino, operated by Individual Restaurants, as the highest ranking brand in terms of custome … view
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Tuesday 18th September 2012
Breaking News
Waxy O’Connor’s and Rainforest Café operator reports sales and profits increase: Glendola Leisure, the 18-strong company headed by Alex Salussolia that operates the Waxy O’Connor’s chain and the Rainforest Café business off Picc … view
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Tuesday 18th September 2012
Maxwells, Benugo and Brasserie Blanc
ALMR – Government is moving the goalposts on minimum pricing with annual indexing: The Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) has accused the government of moving the goalposts on minimum pricing. Commenting on the government … view
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Monday 17th September 2012
Realpubs, McDonald’s and Brewdog
Greene King opens first Zone One Realpubs site: Greene King opened its first Realpubs site in a Zone One London location last Friday (14 September) – The King Stores in Bishopsgate - after a five-week refurbishment. The venue features a … view
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Friday 14th September 2012
Breaking News
Drake & Morgan hits £2m of Ebitda: London bar operator Drake & Morgan, the company led by Jillian MacLean and backed by Imbiba Partnership, has reported it has “exceeded expectations” with a 44.6 per cent increase in Ebitda to £2,071,511 … view
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Friday 14th September 2012
Friday Opinion
Subjects: Alcohol problems, customer focus groups and the pubco narrative
Authors: Paul Chase, Ann Elliott and Peter Linacre

Alcohol solutions in search of a problem by Paul Chase

On Tues … view
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Friday 14th September 2012
Spirit, Wetherspoon and Antic
JD Wetherspoon sales boosted by the Olympics; but profits drop as pubs are “fleeced” by the government: JD Wetherspoon has reported that like-for-like sales rose by 8.4 per cent in the six weeks to 9 September thanks to the Olympics … view
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Thursday 13th September 2012
Baa Bar, Prezzo and Domino’s UK
Propel Info publishes comprehensive guide to sector turnover and profits: Propel Info has published a comprehensive guide to turnover and profit at the 200 largest pub, restaurant and foodservice multi-site operators in the UK. “The Pro … view
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Wednesday 12th September 2012
Joe Lewis, Wellington and Domino’s
Coffer Peach tracker – sales up by five per cent in London in August; less strong elsewhere: Pub and restaurant groups benefitted from an August sales boost – but almost exclusively in London. Latest data from the Coffer Peach Busines … view
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Tuesday 11th September 2012
M&B, Le Bistrot Pierre and G1 Group
Tim Martin – pub companies foolish to ask for minimum pricing; Cameron should stop showboating: JD Wetherspoon founder Tim Martin has attacked excessive taxation and minimum pricing in his foreword to the company’s magazine for custom … view
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Monday 10th September 2012
Wetherspoon, M&B and Convivial
Convivial London Pubs – no sale for the time being: Convivial London Pubs, the eight-strong London pub company headed by Kris Gumbrell, has decided against selling the company in favour of building it to its full potential. The company … view
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Friday 7th September 2012
Friday Opinion
Subjects: Banks, minimum pricing and innovation
Authors: Paul Charity, Paul Chase and Charlie McVeigh

It’s been a long way down for the banks by Paul Charity

It seems to me that the pub … view
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Friday 7th September 2012
Beds and Bars, Miller & Carter and Punch
Paul Chase – minimum pricing is part of a shopping list for anti-alcohol groups: Leading on-trade alcohol policy commentator Paul Chase has argued that minimum pricing is part of a “shopping list” for anti-alcohol campaigners – an … view
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Thursday 6th September 2012
Noble Inns, Turtle Bay and Brasserie Blanc
Noble Inns opens third site to rave reviews: Noble Inns, the company run by former Pitcher and Piano managers Scott Hunter and Maria Larsen, has opened its third pub, The Pig and Butcher in Islington, to rave reviews from The Independent … view
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Wednesday 5th September 2012
Travelodge, Prezzo and McDonald’s
Travelodge landlords vote in favour of CVA: Travelodge landlords have voted in favour of a company voluntary agreement (CVA) that will see a 25 per cent cut in rent at 109 sites. The company, which operates more than 500 hotels across the … view
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Tuesday 4th September 2012
M&B, Wetherspoon and Spirit
Cambcuisine wins Good Pub Guide Pub of the Year: Cambcuisine, the company owned by former Scottish & Newcastle business development manager Oliver Thain and chef Richard Bradley, has won the coveted Good Pub Guide 2013 award for Pub of th … view
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Monday 3rd September 2012
Oakman, Peach and Costa Coffee
Oakman Inns to explore private equity investment: Oakman Inns, the Hertfordshire-based operator of six pubs led by Peter Borg-Neal, is to explore private equity investment in the wake of acquiring another freehold. The company has bought … view
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