All JD Wetherspoon articles – Page 9

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    Analysis & Insight

    BDO: Whose round is it next?


    As M&A activity continues at a pace in the pub sector, BDO’s M&A director Tom Barnard and M&A manager Hugh Ripley look at the common themes being seen across the pub market and who might be on the receiving end of a bid next.

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    Analysis & Insight

    Growth potential for Greene King pub brands


    In light of the recent bid for Greene King by CK Asset Holdings, MCA market insight director Steve Gotham assesses what MCA’s Eating Out Panel data has to say about the performance of its four core brands.

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    Analysis & Insight

    Pub brands lose share at dinner time


    Pub brands’ share of visits at dinner time – its most important occasion – in the second quarter of 2019 (April – June), reflecting toughening competition from restaurants and growing customer expectations.

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    Analysts’ verdict: Berenberg on Greene King


    Analysts at Berenberg have said they expect the acquisition of Greene King by CK Asset Holdings to be approved by shareholders and as a result has upgraded its rating to ‘hold’ and increased its price target to the offer price.

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    Analysts’ corner: Mitchells & Butlers


    A material re-rating should lie ahead if the business continues to executive its operational improvement and de-leveraging plans, believe analysts at Berenberg.

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    McDonald’s, Nando’s and Greggs enjoy a successful June


    McDonald’s, Nando’s and Greggs are the big winners of MCA’s latest Eating Out Panel Monthly Dashboard. Compared to last year’s sweltering heatwave in June, combined with the rush of World Cup football-fever, a boost in like for like sales at lunchtime in 2019 was always going to be a tough ask.

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    Analysis & Insight

    Stonegate is buying Ei Group in a stunning £2.96bn deal. It’s a big one, but is it a good one?


    The acquisitive Stonegate has just made its biggest acquisition yet. Buying Ei Group transforms Stonegate into the biggest pub operator in the UK overnight, less than a decade after it was founded in August 2010 by TDR Capital to purchase 333 pubs from Mitchell & Butler.

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    Analysis & Insight

    Five Guys set to bring up the UK century


    Five Guys is bucking the wider market trend when it comes to expansion - but does closer analysis show there is room for improvement on food quality and value for money? MCA market insight director Steve Gotham delves into the data. 

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    Analysts corner: Goodbody on JDW


    On the back of JD Wetherspoon’s latest trading update yesterday, analyst Goodbody gives its views on the pub operator’s performance and said the numbers indicate a good finish to the year.

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    Analysis & Insight

    Cleanliness next to goodliness?


    Following reports by the BBC last month that food delivery platforms are undermining public trust by listing operators with poor hygiene ratings, MCA insight director Steve Gotham takes a look at the latest MCA Eating Out Panel data to find out how consumers view the cleanliness of their eating out experiences.

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    Wetherspoon like-for-likes up 6.9%


    J D Wetherspoon has updated on trading, with like-for-like sales up by 6.9% in the 10 weeks to 7 July 2019.

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    Analysis & Insight

    JDW top brand for awareness and usage


    JD Wetherspoon was the top pub brand for awareness and usage, though visit share growth has plateaued at dinner time, while falling at breakfast and lunch, MCA’s Pub Brand Monitor reveals.

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    JDW Q3 lfls up 7.6%


    JD Wetherspoon has announced like-for-like sales (lfls) in the 13 weeks to 28 April rose 7.6%.

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    Coronation street


    For any company succession planning is an absolute priority but for founder-led businesses it can present particular challenges. How can you ever replace a founder and how should they be involved in the process? MCA editor James Wallin talks to recruitment experts to get their view on the pitfalls of managing succession. They discuss what the sector can learn from examples such as Loungers as well as examining a high-profile internal promotion yesterday, in James Spragg’s succession to chief executive at Casual Dining Group.

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    Loungers raises £83m through IPO


    Loungers, the 146-strong café-bar group, has announced it has raised £83.3m through its IPO with admission to AIM on 29 April.

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    Analysis & Insight

    Breakfast at Tiffany’s – and McDonald’s and Costa and…


    With breakfast now the second most popular day-part behind lunch, MCA’s market insight director Steve Gotham discusses what, and who, has been driving its growth, and what we could see in the future.

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    JDW confirms disposals


    JD Wetherspoon has listed a further two public houses for sale on top of the 16 revealed last month.

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    Analysis & Insight

    Investment is crucial to boost brand momentum


    “The outperformers in the market are the ones who aren’t standing still,” Molly Johnson-Jones, head of customer and strategy at strategic consultants Stone & River told delegates at yesterday’s CGA Insight conference.

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    The real winners and losers from Theresa May’s deal


    JD Wetherspoon founder Tim Martin gives his view on the latest Brexit developments, claiming that if Theresa May’s deal is eventually approved, “the public will shun EU suppliers - and UK companies which promoted Project Fear”.

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    Analysis & Insight

    Family friendly winners unveiled


    By 2045 one in seven UK residents will be over the age of 75, with the inevitable impact on the spread of generations being catered for by the hospitality sector. MCA’s market insight director, Steve Gotham, looks at which operators are best placed to appeal to a multi-generational family.