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Revolution shareholders reject Stonegate bid

17 Oct 2017

Revolution Bars Group shareholders have voted against Stonegate’s £101.5m bid for the company.

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Jamie’s brings in advisors to consult on future strategy

17 Oct 2017

Jamie Oliver Restaurant Group has brought in an external advisor to work with its new management team to help steer it through its next phase

Rudy’s sets out expansion target

20 Oct 2017

Rudy’s, the Manchester-based pizza concept, is planning to open four new sites over the next 12 months across the North of England

​Humpit Hummus eyes expansion after investment

20 Oct 2017

Humpit Hummus, the Leeds-based vegan concept, is looking to expand further across the North and the Midlands

Lo Greco steps down as La Bottega CEO

20 Oct 2017

Piergiorgio Lo Greco has stepped down as chief executive of La Bottega, the Pembroke VCT-backed Italian deli and café concept

Blanchard joins Reiss

20 Oct 2017

Jonathan Blanchard, who recently stepped down from Carluccio’s, has returned to the retail sector as chief financial and operating officer of fashion brand Reiss

Whitbread builds Bar + Block pipeline

20 Oct 2017

Whitbread is to further strengthen its pipeline for its Bar + Block format, with an opening lined up in Leamington Spa

Wells plans third Antipodea

20 Oct 2017

Antipodea, the all-day dining restaurant concept from Jason Wells, is opening a third site in Richmond

Fordham: I’m leaving Benito’s Hat in good shape

20 Oct 2017

Ben Fordham, the co-founder and departing managing director of Benito’s Hat, has told MCA he is happy to be leaving the business in good shape

UK consumer confidence rallies

20 Oct 2017

UK consumer confidence rallied in the third quarter of 2017, increasing by three percentage points from Q2 2017 after three consecutive quarters of decline

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