All MCA Insight articles in December 2013 – Page 7

  • News

    SSP to launch real-time feedback programme


    SSP, the leading travel concessions operator, is to give its customers the opportunity to provide instant feedback about their experience at its bars, restaurants and cafes

  • News

    Joe & the Juice secures sixth UK site


    Joe & the Juice, the Danish juice bar operator, is understood be close to securing a fifth site in London, with an opening near Tottenham Court Road close to completion

  • News

    Survey backs action on pubcos


    A total of 96.2% of people who took part in a survey on the pub company/tenant relationship agreed that the Government should regulate, although just 11.4% of respondents were tied tenants

  • News

    Brookes to be Camerons consultant


    Tony Brookes, former managing director of pub group Head of Steam that was sold to Camerons earlier this month, has told M&C Report he will work with the brewer for 12 months to help integrate the pubs

  • Stonegate

    Stonegate and Spirit shortlisted for HR award


    Spirit Pub Company and Stonegate Pub Company have been shortlisted in the HR Distinction Awards in the Distinction in People Development category

  • News

    PizzaExpress opens in Saudi Arabia


    PizzaExpress, the Gondola-owned chain, has made its debut in Saudi Arabia as part of a franchise agreement with Alshaya International Trading

  • Slug and Lettuce

    Slug & Lettuce to add dishes to healthy options


    Slug & Lettuce is launching a limited edition menu in January with four new dishes under 500 calories

  • Searcys restaurant

    The positive pull of leisure


    Despite the backdrop of economic doom and gloom the leisure property market is bucking the trend and providing canny investors with impressive returns, argues Mark Sheehan, managing director of Coffer Corporate Leisure

  • BrewDog Camden

    BrewDog nears latest fundraising target


    BrewDog, the Scottish brewer and pub operator, has said it’s close to reach the £4.25m target for its crowdfunding scheme Equity for Punks six weeks ahead of schedule

  • Dunkin Donuts

    Dunkin Donuts opens first UK store


    Dunkin’ Donuts, one of the world’s leading coffee and baked goods chains, has opened its first UK store in Harrow, north London

  • Heineken pic, Foster's Radler

    Heineken: Government risks 'two tier' support for tenants


    The Government risks creating a “two tier” system for the level of support offered to pub tenants under plans to introduce a statutory code for only those firms with more than 500 sites, Heineken has warned

  • News

    Wellington warns on upward-only rent ban


    Wellington Pub Company, the free-of-tie leased pub operator, has criticised Government proposals to ban the use of upward-only rent review clauses by pub companies, saying that such a move risks distorting the market for commercial landlords

  • Spirit logo

    Spirit's upward-only rent warning


    Spirit Pub Company has told the Government that it may be forced to introduce upward-only rent review (UORR) clauses to leases if a free-of-tie option is made mandatory

  • Greene King logo

    Greene King would drop tied pubs to avoid code


    Greene King said it would reduce the number of tied pubs within its estate to become exempt from the proposed statutory pubco code

  • Punch logo

    Punch: statutory code threatens jobs


    Punch Taverns says 415 jobs could go among its external contractors and suppliers if the Government introduces its proposed statutory code as planned

  • News

    Trust Inns plans £4m estate capex


    Trust Inns, the tenanted and leased pub operator, plans to spend £4m per year on its c500-strong estate but would rethink the investment if the statutory code on pubco companies is introduced

  • Horts cinema from Young's

    Young's opens cinema at Bristol pub


    Young’s, the London-based pub group, is to add a 26-seat cinema as part of a £300,000 investment at a Bristol pub

  • Marston's Pedigree

    Marston's urges code exemption for franchises


    Marston’s has told the Government that its Franchise Agreement should be exempt from the proposed statutory pubco code

  • News

    Pubco code could 'fundamentally compromise' Admiral's financial position


    The cost burden of proposed statutory pubco regulation could “fundamentally compromise” Admiral Taverns’ financial position, the company has warned the Government

  • Ted Tuppen Summit

    Enterprise: CAMRA shouldn't interfere in pubco/tenant debate


    Enterprise Inns has criticised the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) for interfering in the contractual relationship between pubco and tenant in its submission to the Government on the statutory code