All MCA Insight articles in December 2013 – Page 8

  • News

    BII back statutory code but urges clarity


    The British Institute of Innkeeping (BII) supports the introduction of a statutory pubco code but has called for more clarity around its principles

  • News

    RICS raises pubco code concerns


    The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has said the consultation into a statutory code of conduct for pub companies does not address the distinction between a lease and a tenancy

  • News

    JW Lees: guest beer option 'disastrous'


    The introduction of a mandatory guest beer option for pub tenants could be “disastrous” and “endanger the viability” of mid-sized brewers while reducing choice behind the bar, JW Lees has told the Government

  • News

    Nottingham eyes late-night levy


    Nottingham City Council is considering introducing a late-night levy, a move that could cost local pubs £446,000

  • Drinking beer in a pub

    Now the fun begins…


    Rewind 12 months ago and 2013 was being labelled as empty and difficult compared to the Olympic-driven 12 months previous. What rubbish. Without trying to sound too much like a BBC4 documentary presenter, sector commentators may look back in years to come and describe 2013 as one of the most important years in the evolution of the UK’s eating and drinking out sector and a launch pad for a new era of sustained growth and investment

  • Cote

    Operators sign up for Kingston development


    A number of operators have either signed up for or are under offer on units at the Kingston Riverside development, which is scheduled to open next year

  • Burger and lobster

    Burger & Lobster secures first US site


    Burger & Lobster, the Goodman Restaurants-backed concept, has secured its first site in the US, in New York City

  • News

    Thorley Taverns returns to profit; sites on market


    Thorley Taverns, the Kent-based pub, restaurant and hotel group, returned to profitability in the year to 30 June and revealed that a number of its “less successful” sites are on the market

  • News

    Ministry of Sound club revenues grow 5%


    Ministry of Sound, the music business that runs the eponymous nightclub in London’s Elephant and Castle, saw revenue in its club division grow again in the year to 31 December 2012

  • Benet Slay

    Slay steps down as Carlsberg UK CEO


    Carlsberg UK has announced that Benet Slay is to leave the company as chief executive and will be replaced by current sales director James Lousada. Lousada is to start his new role on 1 January. Slay will remain at the company during a transition period until 24 January

  • News

    Craddock takes Charnwood MD role


    Marc Craddock, former operations manager at Timothy Taylor, has become the new managing director at Charnwood Pub Company, the Midlands-based multiple

  • Giraffe Tesco Cheshunt

    Tesco eyes further sector opportunities


    Tesco, which acquired Giraffe earlier this year, is believed to be eyeing further investment opportunities in the eating-out and drinking-out sector

  • Analysis & Insight

    BDO: IPOs and more retail link up expected in 2014


    The of the sector IPO, the continued strength of the M&A market and further restaurants in retail stores are three of the 10 predictions for 2014 from advisory firm BDO

  • SSP City Bar and Grill
    Analysis & Insight

    Sector’s prospects starting to look up


    The UK economy has obviously had a tough five years. Many cash strapped consumers reined in their discretionary spending and whilst eating and drinking out have proved remarkably resilient, operators have clearly faced a very challenging environment. But after the recent strong quarter things may at last be looking up, says David Campbell partner, head of Restaurants and Bars, BDO LLP.

  • M&C20 13 December

    Punch shares grow 19% as M&C20 recovers


    Punch Taverns was the star performer in the M&C20 this week, with its share price rising 19% to 12.5p on the back of the company’s restructuring proposals announced on Monday

  • News

    ​​​Rollo: Expects slowdown at JDW


    A leading analyst has said that expects JDW to report a slight slowdown in LfL sales from 3.7% in Q1 to 2% in Q2 and aslight contraction in the operating margin in F14

  • News

    AB InBev invests in Bar Pass


    AB InBev has made an investment in start-up firm Bar Pass, which will see the company’s technology rolled out across the country nest year.

  • Coal Grill and Bar

    Coal invests c£1m on MK opening


    Coal Grill and Bar has invested nearly £1m on the opening of its latest restaurant in Milton Keynes

  • News

    Kababish owners launch street food concept


    The owners of the Kababish restaurant company have launched a new street food concept called Deli Hub at Birmingham Airport

  • News

    Upham Pub Company expansion continues


    Hampshire-based Upham Pub Company, the sister company to Upham Brewery, has exchanged contracts on its eighth site, a Punch Taverns pub in Hampshire, M&C Report has learnt