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  • Craft Union
    News

    Craft Union to significantly boost pub pipeline

    2019-09-17T07:25:00Z

    Craft Union is looking to build its pipeline of sites to 400 over the next year, with a continued focus on its wet-led only community pub proposition, operations director Frazer Grimbleby has told MCA.

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    News

    Hospitality productivity outperforms wider economy

    2019-09-17T07:21:00Z

    Productivity in the hospitality is on the rise, as revenues rise faster than employment levels, CGA and UKHospitality’s Future Shock report reveals.

  • TGI Friday's
    Opinion

    Brandwatch: TGI Friday’s

    2019-09-17T07:20:00Z

    It’s not immune to the struggles in the casual dining market but TGI Friday’s has ploughed on with a steady programme of openings. So what is the the journey of the brand in the UK, how it is performing against the wider market and what does it have planned for the future?

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    News

    Bricks and mortar adds ‘significant value’ despite drop in footfall

    2019-09-17T07:19:00Z

    High street bricks and mortar retail adds “significant value” to consumers, and is “far from dead”, according to a report by CACI property consulting group.

  • Star Pubs free-from menu
    News

    Menu price inflation slower than CPI

    2019-09-17T07:18:00Z

    Menu prices increased by 1.8% in Spring/Summer 2019, compared to the same period in 2018, MCA’s Menu Tracker reveals.

  • Wetherspoon motorway pub
    Opinion

    JP Morgan on JD Wetherspoon

    2019-09-16T07:28:00Z

    JD Wetherspoon’s (JDW) profit outlook does not justify its current multiple, according to the latest analysts note on the operator from JP Morgan.

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    News

    Restaurant insolvencies up by 25%

    2019-09-16T07:27:00Z

    More than 1,400 UK restaurants collapsed in the year in the year to end of June 2019 – signifying a 25% increase on the previous year, according to the latest figures from accountancy firm UHY Hacker Young.

  • Wetherspoons
    News

    No further EU product swaps planned for Wetherspoon

    2019-09-16T07:27:00Z

    JD Wetherspoon (JDW) is not planning to make any additional product swaps to non-EU sourced alternatives, following the introduction of several new lines last year.

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    News

    Fuller’s develops new all-day dining concept

    2019-09-16T07:27:00Z

    Fuller’s has invested c.£2million in a new all-day dining concept at The Chamberlain Hotel in the City.

  • Greene King
    Opinion

    Property, partnerships, people

    2019-09-16T07:27:00Z

    The surprise £2.7bn bid for Greene King from Hong Kong-based property developer CK Asset Holdings certainly woke up August – not least because it immediately set off excited speculation about who might be next.