All Loch Fyne articles – Page 5

  • News

    Greene King appoints former Tesco director


    Greene King has appointed former Tesco director Matthew Todd as its new group trading director

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    Greene King restructures management team


    Greene King has restructured its management team as it gears up to complete the £773m acquisition of Spirit Pub Company

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    Greene King FY lfls up 0.4%


    Greene King has reported like-for-like sales up 0.4% for the 51 weeks to 26 April in its Retail division but said it had seen record Valentine’s Day sales of £4m and a 2.4% like-for-like increase over Easter.

  • News

    ​ Survey names and shames “saltiest” family-friendly eateries


    According to a new study by CASH, children’s meals served in “family friendly” eateries still contain worryingly high levels of salt

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    Giggling Squid sets Surrey expansion target


    Giggling Squid, the rapidly-growing Thai restaurant group, has set out plans to have four Surrey restaurants by the end of 2015 as part of plans to form a national Thai restaurant group

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    Analysis & Insight

    Byron and Browns named most satisfying brands


    Byron and Browns have been named the most satisfying eating-out brands and Five Guys the best quality in CGA Peach’s BrandTrack survey.

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    Analysis & Insight

    Feeding a casual-dining demand


    A year of rapid change in the casual-dining sector in 2014 is likely to be followed by even more activity in the year ahead, as group transactions continue unabated and consolidations fuel a pent-up demand. Cenkos Securities’ Simon French reports

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    Mexican standout


    There is a Mexican war going on in London at the moment with a number of operators fighting for the burrito pound. New Tortilla managing director Richard Morris talks to Mark Wingett about staying ahead of the pack.

  • Hungry Horse

    Greene King has £110m for acquisitions in 2015


    Greene King has stressed it retains a “flexible approach to expansion” and has a c£110m war chest for acquisitions in 2015 with a strong pipeline and targets unaffected by the Spirit transaction.

  • Hungry Horse
    Analysis & Insight

    ​Pub value brands capturing ‘hard pressed family’ vote


    Spirit’s Flaming Grill and Fayre & Square concepts, plus Greene King’s Hungry Horse and Whitbread’s Brewer’s Fayre, all feature in the top 10 brands that are most exposed to the capturing custom from “hard pressed families

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    Spirit set to recommend revised Greene King offer


    Spirit Pub Company has announced that it is willing to recommend a revised takeover offer from Greene King of approximately 109.5p, which values the company at £723.5m

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    Analysis & Insight

    M&A market back with a boom


    Two potential deals are keeping City gossip hot at the moment, but they are very different types of bid. One company is categorically saying no to an offer while silence rules the other tender, Dominic Walsh tells all

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    Deal of the decade?


    What lies behind Greene King’s approach for Spirit Pub Company, what complications does it bring and what does it tell us about the current state of the pub market? John Harrington speaks to the experts

  • Analysis & Insight

    Diners happy to pay more for sustainability


    Almost half of consumers will happily pay more when eating out at restaurants where there are clearly set out ethical practices, according to new research which found 46% of people will pay a premium

  • Liz Williams of Loch Fyne

    Fyne dining


    Liz Williams, the woman at the helm of the UK’s biggest seafood restaurant group Loch Fyne, talks discounting, the competition and chasing the grey pound

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    Tough comps 'to hit Greene King'


    Leading analyst Geof Collyer has issued a Buy recommendation for Greene King but said tough comparatives over summer may hold back its short term performance

  • Analysis & Insight

    Jamie’s tops customer satisfaction survey


    Customer service has been voted more important than food quality and value for money when choosing where to dine out

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    Analysis & Insight

    The story so far


    The first half of this year has underlined the feeling that the UK’s eating and drinking-out sector is slowly, but surely pulling itself out of the downturn. Vibrancy has returned to the market, while even pub groups are looking at entering the fast casual market, but will the next six months and beyond cement this position?

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    Greene King: 2020 vision, acquisitions, tenanted approach, analysts


    M&C Report takes a closer look at the full-year results to 4 May for Greene King and talks to chief executive Rooney Anand

  • Rooney Anand

    Greene King FY PBT grows 9.4%


    Greene King, the brewer and pub operator, has reported a 9.4% rise in pre-tax profits to £173.1m in the 53 weeks to 4 May, with the company saying it has now delivered four years of record results