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    Sector calls for apprenticeship protections

    2021-03-03T08:20:00Z

    Apprenticeship funding and youth employment must be protected if training and development of the future hospitality workforce are to be a cornerstone of the country’s economic recovery, sector leaders have said.

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    Fuller’s FD to step down

    2021-02-26T08:51:00Z

    Fuller’s finance director Adam Councell has informed the board of his intention to step down from his role at the pub and hotel business.

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    Pub grant ‘not enough’

    2020-12-01T14:37:00Z

    A one-off grant of £1,000 for wet-led pubs forced to close because of coronavirus has been criticised for not doing enough to support pubs through winter.

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    Fullers trading at 80% compared to last year

    2020-09-10T06:49:00Z

    Fullers has released a trading statement for the 23 weeks to 5 September 2020 ahead of its AGM later this morning (10 September). After lockdown closed its estate, Fuller’s began reopening sites on 4 July and now has over 90% of its pubs and hotels open. Like for like sales are currently 80% and the business said sales in August were boosted by the EOHO scheme. It said Cotswold Inns & Hotels, which Fuller’s acquired in October 2019, also benefitted from the staycation trend.

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    Domino’s announces board appointments

    2020-09-02T07:48:00Z

    Domino’s Pizza Group has appointed two new non-executive directors to its board, while made interim CFO Neil Smith’s role permanent.

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    Fullers 'in a stronger position than many' despite £10m hit to sales

    2020-07-30T07:16:00Z

    Fullers has reported the stark impact of the coronavirus crisis on the final month of its financial year, but said it is “in a stronger position than many to build towards sustained profitability.”

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    Abokado MD steps down

    2020-07-15T10:13:00Z

    Abokado managing director Kara Alderin has stepped down to take a role with a national pub group.

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    Opinion

    Dominic Walsh: On not-so-Super Saturday and the pain that’s yet to come

    2020-07-10T07:40:00Z

    If anyone thought that July 4 would bring down the curtain on the 15-week coronavirus purdah, they were soon disabused of the notion. Super Saturday was – like the weather – something of a damp squib. While some of the big pub companies opened as many as 80% to 85% of their estates on day one, research by CGA suggests that only 45% of hostelries opened their doors on Independence Day.

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    BBPA calls on chancellor for three-point pub support

    2020-07-08T07:19:00Z

    Given sufficient support, the pub sector could help drive the economic recovery of the UK post-coronavirus, the British Beer & Pub Association has said.

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    Emeny urges VAT cut

    2020-07-06T07:25:00Z

    Fuller’s CEO Simon Emeny has urged the Chancellor to cut VAT to prevent thousands of job losses across the hospitality industry.

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    Fuller’s to open 27 pubs tomorrow

    2020-07-03T07:34:00Z

    Fuller’s has announced a phased, gradual reopening, with 27 pubs to relaunch tomorrow. 

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    Pub sector warns of crisis over unclear opening date

    2020-06-18T07:37:00Z

    More than 50 pub company and brewery CEOs have urged the Prime Minister to give a definitive reopening date for all pubs by Friday, as the sector “hits crisis point”.

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    Opinion

    Dominic Walsh: On the Marston’s and Carlsberg JV, and Just Eat

    2020-06-12T07:49:00Z

    Phew, the relief! For the first time since the lockdown here was a story that was not about coronavirus. And what a story: Marston’s to exit brewing. Well, almost. When its £780 million brewing joint venture with Carlsberg was announced, I described it as an acceleration of “the redrawing of Britain’s brewing landscape” and I see no reason to change my view.

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    Three Joes CEO Tim Hall: ‘Everything is an option’ in The Stable acquisition

    2020-06-09T07:33:00Z

    Although Three Joes primary objective at present is to get its newly acquired pizza chain back to trading, CEO Tim Hall isn’t ruling anything out when it comes to managing the new brand.

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    Three Joes acquires The Stable

    2020-06-08T11:59:00Z

    Three Joes, the sourdough pizza and craft beer restaurant chain, has acquired 14-strong The Stable pizza chain from Fullers for an undisclosed sum.

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    Fuller’s approves £100m CCFF loan

    2020-06-01T07:17:00Z

    Fuller’s has approved the issue of commercial paper under the Covid Corporate Financing Facility (CCFF) for an initial loan of £100m.

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    Rural hospitality faces ‘toxic recipe’ of challenges

    2020-05-04T11:26:00Z

    The rural economy faces devastation and rural hospitality collapse without longer term support, an open letter to Prime Minister Boris Johnson has warned.

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    ​Emeny: Social distancing could be ‘catastrophic’ for pubs

    2020-04-29T07:21:00Z

    Fuller’s CEO Simon Emeny has warned company revenue could be down by as much as 80% under social distancing measures.

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    Rent cancellations: ‘As soon as you do it for one, you have to do it for everyone’

    2020-04-06T07:29:00Z

    Rent has emerged as one of the central and most polarising issues during the coronavirus crisis, creating an us versus them dynamic as operators look to drastically cut costs and wind down their businesses.

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    Ei and Punch extend rent deferral

    2020-04-03T07:52:00Z

    Ei Group and Punch Pubs are the latest pub companies to extend the deferral of rent and other payments as the coronavirus pandemic continues.