Intu 2016 footfall up 1.3%

23 Feb 2017

Shopping centre landlord Intu has reported footfall up 1.3% in 2016 with estimated retailer sales in its centres up 0.2%.

Hammerson sees shopping centre footfall drop 0.5%

20 Feb 2017

Shopping centre landlord Hammerson has reported a 0.5% fall in footfall in 2016 with retailer sales down 1.1%.

Charles Wells FY turnover up 2.5%

01 Feb 2017

Charles Wells saw turnover rise 2.5% in the year to October 2016 to £193.7m.

Britvic UK revenue up 2.2% in Q1

31 Jan 2017

Britvic has reported a 2.2% increase in revenue in the first quarter to 25 December, citing growth in foodservice channels and particularly Subway as a key driver.

SSP reports “good start” to its financial year

26 Jan 2017

SSP, the travel concessions operator, has reported that it enjoyed a ‘good start to the year’

Balans lfls up 18.3% in 2016

25 Jan 2017

Balans, the London-based restaurant and café group, has reported like-for-like sales up 18.3% for the year ending 31 December.

Ralph Findlay

Marston’s lfls up 1.5% in Destination & Premium

24 Jan 2017

Marston’s has reported “encouraging” trading for the 16 weeks to 21 January as it updated ahead of its annual general meeting today.


Fever-Tree FY UK sales up 118%

24 Jan 2017

Fever-Tree, the mixers producer, has said sales in the second half of the year to 31 December are expected to be up 75% year-on-year.

McDonald's exterior

McDonald’s UK growth remains strong amid US slump

24 Jan 2017

The UK remains a bedrock of growth for McDonald’s as US sales fell 1.3% in its fourth quarter.

British Land reports ‘positive’ third quarter

19 Jan 2017

British Land has reported on a ‘positive’ third quarter in which it said footfall and sales growth continued to outperform industry benchmarks and it disposed of more non-core assets.

Steve Holmes, CEO Azzurri Group

Azzurri hails transformational year

30 Nov 2015

The Azzurri Group, operator of ASK, Zizzi and Coco di Mama, has hailed 2015 as a transformational 12 months for the group, after reporting a 16.5% increase in EBITDA to £31.8m for the year to 28 June


Q2 trading update

15 Jul 2014

M&C Report talks to pub, bar and restaurant groups about trading in the second quarter of 2014, with reflections on the first six months of the calendar year. The consensus is that the strong first quarter had broadly continued in Q2, aided to some extent by the weather and sporting fixtures, and operators are largely optimistic about the year ahead


Q1 trading overview

14 Apr 2014

M&C Report talks to major pub, bar and restaurant groups about trading in the first quarter of 2014. The consensus is that Q1 was as good as or better than expected, and operators are largely optimistic about the year ahead

Tim Bacon

Venturing forward

19 Jan 2014 | By Mark Wingett

If I had to put forward one man who could dominate the UK’s eating and drinking-out scene over the coming 12 months, I would be hard pressed to look past Tim Bacon, the chief executive of Living Ventures

JW Lees PBT grows 23.1%

15 Nov 2013

JW Lees, the Manchester-based brewer and pub operator, saw pre-tax profits grow 23.1% to £5.9m in the year to 31 March and it reiterated plans to expand after securing a £10m facility from the Royal Bank of Scotland



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