All Harvester articles – Page 10

  • Alistair Darby

    M&B ready to push the envelope with Harvester


    Mitchells & Butlers (M&B) is ready to push the envelope when it comes to the development of Harvester, after Alistair Darby admitted that the company had moved too fast when iit entered the leisure and retail park sector with the brand

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    New M&B IT infrastructure to be game changer


    The consumer data that Mitchells & Butlers (M&B) will eventually be able to generate from the roll out of its new £33m IT system could prove to be a game changer for the company, according to chief executive Alistair Darby

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    M&B: Expansion, Crown Carvery, promos, analysts


    M&C Report takes a closer look at the full-year results for Mitchells & Butlers (M&B) and reports from an analyst presentation featuring chief executive Alistair Darby and finance director Tim Jones

  • News

    M&B’s market review


    Mitchells & Butlers (M&B) said that 2013 has not been an easy year for UK consumers and pointed out five key trends currently impacting the market: Food remains the primary long term route to sustainable growth in this sector, the market is large but fragmented, leisure spending has been protected, the importance of brands is increasing, significant economic disparities by region and by economic grouping.

  • Chris Muller
    Analysis & Insight

    Adapting strategies for success


    The type of leadership necessary for a company to be successful changes with the life cycle of said organisation, according to leading US academic Chris Muller in his book, The Leader of Managers. This lifecycle is made up of six stages. What stage are you at?

  • News

    Eating-out brands make customer experience 100


    ASK Italian, Nando’s, Harvester and TGI Friday’s were amongst the top 100 ranking food and drink brands named in the annual run-down of the best names for customer experience in the UK

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    Wagamama and YO! confirmed for Whiteley scheme


    Wagamama and YO! Sushi have been confirmed as the latest operators to sign up to the Whiteley Shopping scheme in Hampshire, completing the pipeline for “phase one” of the development

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    Zonal to supply M&B sites


    Mitchells & Butlers has signed a deal with Zonal to supply its pubs and restaurants with its hospitality technology solutions

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    Analyst corner


    Jamie Rollo at Morgan Stanley looks at the upcoming full-year results from Mitchells & Butlers (M&B) (26 November) and says he expects solid current trading, following a disappointing Q4

  • Mitchells & Butlers logo

    M&B has 'increasing growth ambitions'


    Mitchells & Butlers’ recent acquisition of four freehold London sites from Convivial Pubs is evidence of its increasing growth ambitions, and the firm could exceed its expansion target over the next few years, according to a leading analyst

  • News

    Labour 'would add regulations on healthy food'


    Operators can expect new regulations forcing them to serve healthier meals if Labour gets to power, according to Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) strategic affairs director Kate Nicholls

  • Analysis & Insight

    A bigger conversation


    Last Wednesday’s Tax Parity Day highlighted the disparity between the zero rate for food in supermarkets and the 20% VAT rate for pubs and restaurants. A day later, the British Hospitality Association’s chief executive Ufi Ibrahim rallied the troops to build momentum around its campaign to cut tourism tax in the UK to 5%. Surely it is time for the whole industry to be pulling in one direction as one voice?

  • News

    M&B’s Darby: Recovery will be patchy


    Alistair Darby, chief executive at Mitchells & Butlers (M&B) said the economic recovery will be patchy and that he expects highs and lows in trading going forward

  • Black Horse Cirencester

    Fleurets: rental market downturn may have ended


    Fleurets handled 37% more rent reviews among licensed retail premises in the past 12 months compared to the previous year, which it says could reflect an upturn in the market “or at least the end of the downturn”

  • Wetherspoons logo

    JDW: Expansion, sales mix, tax, staff


    M&C Report takes a closer look at the full-year results for JD Wetherspoon and reports from a results presentation featuring chairman Tim Martin, chief executive John Hutson and finance director Kirk Davies

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    Analysis & Insight

    Johnson sits at the top table


    It has been singled out as the market leader in the ever-growing world buffet sector, but with the backing of the Luke Johnson-led Risk Capital Partners, Red Hot World Buffet (RHWB) looks set to cement that position

  • Mitchells & Butlers logo

    Analyst corner


    Jamie Rollo at Morgan Stanley looks ahead to the Q4 update from Mitchells & Butlers (M&B), which is due at the end of September

  • News

    Harvester ad claims top spot


    The latest TV advert from Harvester, the Mitchells & Butlers-owned brand, was the most recalled TV spot of last week

  • Giraffe external shot

    Giraffe finds every little helps


    Tesco’s purchase of Giraffe earlier this year moved both the family-friendly restaurant and the grocery giant into new territory. Has it created a blueprint for a new approach for the mid-market sector? Russel and Juliette Joffe talk about life under their new owners.

  • News

    Little Chef to live on after c£15m deal


    Little Chef, the iconic restaurant chain is to live on after the c80-strong business was acquired from RCapital by the Kuwaiti company Kout Food Group Restaurants UK Limited (KFGR-UK), in a deal, which valued the business at around £15m