By M&C Report team2004-09-26T07:49:00+01:00
Inflation has soared to its highest level in nine years, with the Office for National Statistics (ONS) claiming this is down to last year’s Eat Out to Help Out scheme.
Hospitality could be experiencing a slowing in the recovery of consumer activity, weekly data compiled by the ONS has suggested.
The reopening of indoor dining helped underpin UK GDP growth during Q2 2021. Analysis from UKHospitality shows the hospitality sector was responsible for 40% of total economic growth from Q1 to Q2 2021, with Kate Nicholls calling on the Government for business rate reform and a permanently lowered rate of VAT.
There are plenty of opportunities for growth and investment in the pub sector, with “bundles of equity” available, according to Mark Crowther, chairman and investor at both Portobello Brewery and Curious Brewery.
Electra Private Equity, the backer Fridays and 63rd+1st, has said it is on track to float the brands on London Stock Exchange in the fourth quarter of this year.
Bain Capital Credit, in partnership with EBITDA Investments, has acquired Bread Holdings – parent company of the Gail’s Bakery chain and wholesale business The Bread Factory – from Risk Capital Partners (RCP) in a deal worth more than £200m.
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