All Flaming Grill articles – Page 2

  • News

    GK H1 sales over £1bn for first time


    Greene King has seen total revenue for its half-year grow above £1bn for the first time.

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    Operators prepare for Black Friday sales surge


    Operators are preparing to cash-in on this year’s Black Friday shopping spree

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    Analysis & Insight

    Scores on the doors


    The latest data from MCA’s comprehensive Eating Out Panel has revealed a strong showing for pub companies, outperforming their restaurant counterparts in terms of net promoter scores throughout the day. MCA’s director of insight, Steve Gotham, looks at some of the reasons the Great British pub is still resonating so strongly with consumers.

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    Barnfather: GK well-placed to tackle headwinds


    Leading analyst Anna Barnfather, at Panmure Gordon, has said Greene King is well placed to tackle inflationary headwinds.

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    Burns: Landscape shifts set to continue


    Analyst Karl Burns at Investec has said that the UK’s pub & restaurant sector is going through a period of significant change, resulting in market share shift, margin pressure and higher capex requirements, putting pressure on returns.

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    GK: Brand conversions; tenanted innovation; internationalisation


    Greene King chief executive Rooney Anand talks to MCA about his strategy for ensuring that Greene King is “Britain’s best pub company”.

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    GK managed lfls up 1.5% in ‘transformational’ FY


    Greene King has reported like-for-like sales in its managed division up 1.5% for the year to 1 May with Pub Partners’ like-for-like income up 2.7%.

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    Las Iguanas appoints Lock as COO


    Las Iguanas has appointed Gareth Lock, formerly of Spirit Pub Company, as its new chief operating officer

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    GK appoints new head of hotels


    Greene King has appointed former InterContinental UK & Ireland director of operations, Paul Harnedy, to oversee its hotels portfolio, MCA understands.

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    Analysis & Insight

    What goes up…


    So current rent levels are unsustainable but are we heading for a recalibration? According to the latest insight, our high street sandwiches and coffees are full of salt and sugar respectively, but does the sector wait for Government target setting on health issues or make the first move itself and why new M&B chief executive Phil Urban looks like he is getting to the heart of the matter

  • News

    GK pubs raise £71k for prostate cancer charity


    Greene King pubs have helped raise more than £71,000 for Prostate Cancer UK since this year’s Rugby World Cup.

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    A good fit for the king


    In a busy year for M&A activity in the sector, Greene King’s acquisition of Spirit Pub Company was one of the standout deals – creating the country’s largest managed estate and third biggest collection of tenanted and leased pubs. Publican’s Morning Advertiser editor Ed Bedington talks to chief executive Rooney Anand about the challenge of assessing which of the combined brands have a future, his philosophy on recruitment and the challenges of coping with an increasingly disloyal customer base.

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    GK: Growth brands; restructure and daytime trading


    M&C speaks to Greene King chief executive Rooney Anand on the integration of the Spirit estate during H1 and the strategy for the rest of the financial year. 

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    Greene King to halve number of brands


    Greene King expects to halve the number of brands and formats it operates across it estate through the integration of the Spirit Pub Company portfolio.

  • Analysis & Insight

    Sizzling Pubs sees sharp rise in consumer ratings


    Mitchells & Butlers’ launch of two brand extensions under the Sizzling Pubs banner has boosted customer perception of the brand, new figures have shown.

  • News

    Young to leave Spirit


    Nick Young, operations director at Spirit is to leave the business at Christmas, M&C has learnt.

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    Greene King to reduce number of brands


    Leading analyst Jamie Rollo at Morgan Stanley believes that Greene King’s main thrust for achieving revenue synergies on the back of its acquisition of Spirit will come from simplification and improvement of its brands

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    Analysis & Insight

    Toby Carvery only brand to grow NPS and revisit scores


    The latest Pub Brand Monitor has shown Toby Carvery as the only major chain to increase net promoter score and grow revisit scores at both lunch and dinner in Q2 2015.

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    Analysis & Insight

    Menus: Where less is more


    M&C Allegra Foodservice director of insight Steve Gotham discusses why –when it comes to menus – too much choice might just be a bad thing.

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    Analysis & Insight

    JDW top pub brand for consumer awareness


    JD Wetherspoon is leading the pub market in terms of consumer awareness, consideration and usage, according to M&C Allegra Foodservice’s Q1 2015 Pub Brand Monitor.