Leon Restaurant

FY lfls up 7.6% at Leon

24 Sep 2017

Leon, the healthy, fast-food chain led by John Vincent, reported a 7.6% increase in like-for-like sales in 2016

Jonathan Neame

FY turnover up 11.7% at Shep Neame

20 Sep 2017

Shepherd Neame has this morning reported an 11.7% increase in turnover to £156.2m in the year to 24 June 2017

Comptoir Libanais

Comptoir sees improvement in trading

15 Sep 2017

The Comptoir Group has this morning reported seeing a noticeable improvement in trading during the last few months

Tim Martin at the Pub Conference

JDW FY lfls up 4%

15 Sep 2017

JD Wetherspoon has reported like-for-like sales up 4% for the 53 weeks to 30 July, with total sales up 4.1% to £1.7bn.

Eagle Eye heralds “transformational year”

19 Sep 2017

Eagle Eye saw its revenue increase by 71% to £11.1m in the 12 months to 30 June 2017

Soho House FY turnover up 3.4%

15 Sep 2017

Soho House saw total turnover grow 3.4% to £293.4m in 2016 as its global membership grew by 23.9%.


Booker Q2 lfls up 6%

14 Sep 2017

Booker Group, the food wholesaler, saw non-tobacco sales 5.8% rise for 12 weeks to 8 September – up 6% on a like-for-like basis.

Wildwood logo

Tasty axes pipeline for 2018

12 Sep 2017

Tasty, the Wildwood operator, has reported a loss after tax of £9.3m for the 26 weeks to 2 July and said it does not plan to open any sites in 2018.


Everyman Cinema swings into profit

01 Sep 2017

Everyman, the boutique cinema chain, swung into profit in the first half of the year as the it signalled plans for further expansion

​Deltic lfls up 3.85%

25 Aug 2017

The Deltic Group has reported that its like-for-like sales have increased 3.85% so far in its current financial year


Young’s: From dray horses to digital revolutionaries

26 May 2017

Young’s chief executive Patrick Dardis talks to MCA about regional expansion; plans to ramp up investment; it’s digital ambitions and the trends the group is seeing in its customer base.

Steve Holmes, CEO Azzurri Group

Azzurri hails transformational year

30 Nov 2015

The Azzurri Group, operator of ASK, Zizzi and Coco di Mama, has hailed 2015 as a transformational 12 months for the group, after reporting a 16.5% increase in EBITDA to £31.8m for the year to 28 June


Q2 trading update

15 Jul 2014

M&C Report talks to pub, bar and restaurant groups about trading in the second quarter of 2014, with reflections on the first six months of the calendar year. The consensus is that the strong first quarter had broadly continued in Q2, aided to some extent by the weather and sporting fixtures, and operators are largely optimistic about the year ahead


Q1 trading overview

14 Apr 2014

M&C Report talks to major pub, bar and restaurant groups about trading in the first quarter of 2014. The consensus is that Q1 was as good as or better than expected, and operators are largely optimistic about the year ahead

Tim Bacon

Venturing forward

19 Jan 2014 | By Mark Wingett

If I had to put forward one man who could dominate the UK’s eating and drinking-out scene over the coming 12 months, I would be hard pressed to look past Tim Bacon, the chief executive of Living Ventures

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