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Tuesday 30th April 2013
Breaking News - Greene King reveals power of Hungry Horse
Greene King reveals power of Hungry Horse
Whitbread increases growth targets for Premier Inn and Costa

Greene King reveals power of Hungry Horse in time of austerity; 144 more sites identified; … view
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Tuesday 30th April 2013
Bill’s, Brunning & Price and Poncho8
Jacques Borel – VAT cut to 5% would create 670,000 sector jobs: A new study released today (Tuesday, 30 April), commissioned by the Jacques Borel VAT Club, which represents 43 major pub, restaurant and hotel operators, has concluded th … view
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Monday 29th April 2013
Greene King, Richoux and Sir Terence Conran
Greene King sells record 700,000 meals over Easter; achieves like-for-like sales growth every month except March: Greene King has reported like-for-like sales in its managed division rose 2.2% in the 51 weeks to 21 April 2013 – up every … view
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Friday 26th April 2013
Friday Opinion
Subjects: The widening pub food spectrum, Margaret Thatcher and the market, alternative thinking and tomorrows consumer
Authors: Paul Charity, Paul Chase, Chris Gerard and Kate Nicholls

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Friday 26th April 2013
Giraffe, Peach Pub Company and Spirit
Spirit reports Ebitda per pub hits £187,000 per annum – set to overtake JD Wetherspoon: Spirit Pub Company has reported Ebitda per managed pub has hit £187,000 pre central overhead, up 35% since 2010. The figure places it just behind … view
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Thursday 25th April 2013
Breaking News - Realpubs founders, wholesaler collapse
Nick Pring and Malcolm Heap set to leave Greene King
Hall & Woodhouse freezes prices
Wholesaler goes into administration

Nick Pring and Malcolm Heap to leave Greene King … view
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Thursday 25th April 2013
Luke Johnson, Spirit and TGI Friday
Luke Johnson – ‘we did the right thing waiting another 15 months to sell Giraffe’: Sector investor Luke Johnson has reported that he and the other owners of Giraffe had been tempted to sell the company 15 months before it was bought … view
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Wednesday 24th April 2013
Costa Coffee, ETM Group and Jamie Oliver
Ethnic restaurants have suffered major loss of trade to supermarkets: Figures from insights firm NPD Group show that the UK’s ethnic takeaways and restaurants have suffered a decline of 123 million visits over the past three years. Duri … view
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Tuesday 23rd April 2013
Breaking News - Fat Cat slips into administration
Fat Cat Café Bars and Fat Cat Restaurants slips into administration: Derbyshire-based Fat Cat Café Bars and Fat Cat Restaurants, the companies led by Matt Saunders that operated a chain of 11 bars and gastropubs, have been placed in adm … view
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Tuesday 23rd April 2013
Rushmore, Tossed and Turtle Bay
Punch chairman – ‘we are concerned that Vince Cable has decided to abolish the tie’: Punch chairman Stephen Billingham has defended the company’s business model in the wake of moves unveiled yesterday to set up a statutory code of … view
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Monday 22nd April 2013
Breaking News - Rushmore raises £500,000 through crowd-funding
Rushmore Group raises £500,000 in two weeks through crowd-funding: Rushmore Group, the six-strong London bar operator led by Jonathan Downey, has raised £500,000 in 15 days through crowd-funding on website Crowdcube. The latest round of … view
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Monday 22nd April 2013
Breaking News - Tenanted pubco consultation begins
Vince Cable fires gun on consultation to ensure pub tenants “no worse off than free-of-tie pubs”: The government has begun a consultation on how to the principle of ensuring tied pubs are no worse off than free-of-tie pubs should be i … view
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Monday 22nd April 2013
C2 Original Inns, D&D Restaurants and Drake & Morgan
Punch Taverns provides details on why it will not support administrative receivership – and the consequences of default: Punch Taverns has provided more detail on why it will not support a proposal from senior bondholders to implement a … view
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Friday 19th April 2013
Friday Opinion
Subjects: The sector and the UK property market, views on tenanted pubcos, people skills and further thoughts on Tesco
Authors: Paul Charity, Guy Arnold, Ann Elliott and Chris Edger

The sector and … view

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Friday 19th April 2013
Bar Sport, Greene King and Punch
Punch Taverns – an administrative receivership is out of the question: Punch Taverns has reported that it regards an administrative receivership as out of the question after a meeting with its senior bondholders to discuss its plans to … view
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Thursday 18th April 2013
Real China, Southern Fried Chicken and Spirit
Downing boss – it’s a good time to invest in pubs: Steve Kenee, who is investment director for the Downing Pub EIS that has invested with Antic London, Pub People Company and recently funded Geragrious in buying 12 London pubs out of … view
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Wednesday 17th April 2013
Marston’s, Mezze and Ossett Brewery
Freezing March causes 3% drop in pub and restaurant like-for-likes: Snow and freezing temperatures across the country contributed to a 3% fall in collective like-for-like sales among 27 large pub and restaurant operators compared with Mar … view
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Tuesday 16th April 2013
KFC, JD Wetherspoon and Whole Food Market
Geof Collyer – the weather will have hit all the pub groups: Deutsche Bank analyst Geof Collyer has forecast that the recent poor weather will have affected all the quoted pub companies. He said: “We have adjusted all of our pub secto … view
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Monday 15th April 2013
La Tasca, Orchid and TGI Friday’s
Zolfo Cooper report – Powder Train had series of management issues: Powder Train, the five-strong operator of pub restaurant freeholds funded by Jack Bowyer, whose family owned Gale’s Brewery for more than 100 years, and linked to M … view
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Friday 12th April 2013
Friday Opinion
Subjects: Branded offers, variable weather, the new public health movement and the London pub market
Authors: Wayne Brown, Paul Charity, Paul Chase, James Grimes

It’s a branded future by Wayne Br … view

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Friday 12th April 2013
London pubs, Loungers and Realpubs
James Grimes – London pubs market seeing boom conditions; tied leases selling for more than £500,000: James Grimes, whose company AG&G has sold more than 110 pubs in London for in excess of £1m in the past three years, has reported bo … view
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Thursday 11th April 2013
Breaking News - Robert Cain Brewery plans £50m brewery village
Robert Cain Brewery plans £50m brewery village: Liverpool’s Robert Cain Brewery, which is facing a strike off notice at Companies House, has unveiled plans to develop a £50m tourism, leisure and retail destination on its current seven … view
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Thursday 11th April 2013
Breaking News - David McHattie named as new ALMR chief executive
David McHattie is the new chief executive of ALMR: David McHattie has been named as the new chief executive of the Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) in the wake of a decision by Nick Bish to stand down after 20 years in th … view
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Thursday 11th April 2013
Pret A Manger, Robert Cain Brewery and White Brasserie
Companies House files strike off notice against Robert Cain Brewery: Companies House has filed a notice to strike off Liverpool brewer Robert Cain. The notice comes after the company was three months late in filing its annual accounts. It … view
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Wednesday 10th April 2013
Breaking News - JD Wetherspoon plans futuristic £4m pub
JD Wetherspoon abandons plan for its biggest hotel, with 52 bedrooms, in Ilfracombe and opts for futuristic £4m pub design: JD Wetherspoon has abandoned a plan to build a pub with 52 bedrooms on the site of the former Collingwood Hotel in Ilf … view
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Wednesday 10th April 2013
Brasserie Blanc, Prezzo and Searcy’s
Brasserie Bar Co targets 20-strong estate of pubs in the next three years; considers reviving Chez Gerard: Brasserie Blanc operator Brasserie Bar Co, led by Mark Derry, is to target an estate of 20 pubs in the next three years after its f … view
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Tuesday 9th April 2013
Breaking News - Eat reports turnover up, profits down
Eat reports turnover up, profits down; aims for 200 sites in the next three to five years; HMRC wants to reclaim £2,763,173 VAT: Sandwich shop chain Eat, which has 118 sites and was founded by Niall and Faith MacArthur, has reported turn … view
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Tuesday 9th April 2013
Hall & Woodhouse, Mitchells & Butlers and Spirit
CGA – Sunday is the key day for food (and drink) sales in pubs: Sunday has become the key day for food and drink sales in pubs, insights firm CGA has reported. Sunday is the most popular day for food sales with 22% of all weekly sales c … view
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Monday 8th April 2013
Breaking News - GK executive becomes first Tiger Bills franchisee
Former Greene King executive Craig Lewis becomes first Tiger Bills franchisee: Craig Lewis, the former Greene King operations director and Pubmaster senior operations manager, has become the first multiple franchisee of Tiger Bills, an … view
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Monday 8th April 2013
Davy’s, Snug Bars and St Austell
Coffer Peach Tracker – like-for-like sales up 7% over Easter; restaurants see biggest benefit: The Easter weekend provided a boost for Britain’s leading restaurant and pub groups. Collective like-for-like sales were up 7% on the four- … view
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Friday 5th April 2013
Friday Opinion
Subjects: Growth of food sales at managed pubs,  reviving the high street, passion and generosity in the sector and the structural challenge of falling alcohol sales among the young
Authors: Paul Charity, Professor Chris Edg … view
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Friday 5th April 2013
Itsu, Oakman Inns and Punch
Propel – capacity expansion, asset utilisation and organic growth will drive managed pub food sales: Propel managing director Paul Charity has forecast that managed pubs share of the eating out market will continue to grow, driven by ca … view
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Thursday 4th April 2013
Breaking News
George Osborne pledges more support for pubs
JD Wetherspoon ‘concern’ over exaggerated trading information

George Osborne pledges more support for pubs: Chancellor George Osb … view
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Thursday 4th April 2013
Domino’s UK, Fuller’s and Hall & Woodhouse
Domino’s UK reports 6.6% rise in like-for-likes in first quarter: Domino’s UK has reported like-for-like sales rose 6.6% in its first quarter to 31 March thanks to sales of new products such as the Domino’s Hot Dog Stuffed Crust, a … view
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Wednesday 3rd April 2013
Breaking News - Shepherd Neame offers new pub branding options
Shepherd Neame offers new flagship tenanted pub branding flexibility: The iconic Kings Head pub in Wye near Ashford, run now by Scott Richardson, who was previously manager of Atomic Kitten singer Liz McClarnon, has become the first Sheph … view
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Wednesday 3rd April 2013
Breaking News
Hakkasan closes Chrysan restaurant
Luminar reports 14% uplift over Easter

Hakkasan closes Chrysan restaurant six months after opening: Hakkasan has closed its Japanese restaurant Chrysan si … view
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Wednesday 3rd April 2013
Bed and Bars, Maclay and Shepherd Neame
Beds and Bars plans new bar concept for Edinburgh; prepares for 38 million Euro Paris opening in the summer: Pan-European hostel provider Beds and Bars, led by Keith Knowles, is to open a new bar concept at its Belushi’s site in Edinbur … view
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Tuesday 2nd April 2013
Breaking News - Brakspear opens first managed pub
Brakspear opens first managed pub ‘with Geronimo Inns influence’ after £750,000 investment: Henley-based tenanted pub operator Brakspear has re-opened its Bull Inn in Bell Street, Henley, close to its offices, as its first and flagsh … view
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Tuesday 2nd April 2013
Breaking News
Richard Stringer joins Faucet Inn
Marston’s to convert Hedgehog Inn to Revere

Richard Stringer joins Faucet Inn as operations director: Industry veteran Richard Stringer has joined … view
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Tuesday 2nd April 2013
City Pub Company, Harvester and Pesto
City Pub Company raises another £8m; seeks joint chief executive: City Pub Company, headed by Clive Watson and David Bruce, has become the most successful EIS company in the sector in recent years after successfully raising £15.8m in le … view
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