Marston’s FY Destination lfls up 0.9%

10 Oct 2017

Marston’s has reported like-for-like sales in its managed Destination & Premium arm up 0.9% in the year to 30 September.


​FY revenues up 12.7% at Prezzo

05 Oct 2017

Prezzo, the TPG Capital-backed restaurant group, posted a 12.7% increase in revenue to £219.7m for the year to January 2017

​Lfls up c7% at Banana Tree

04 Oct 2017

South-east Asian restaurant group Banana Tree saw its like-for-like sales increase by c7% in the five months from May to September.

JW Lees confirms FY revenue up 5.6%

04 Oct 2017

JW Lees managing director William Lees-Jones has said the 2017 financial year laid the foundations for the next chapter of the family business.

Keith Edelman

Revolution FY lfls up 1.5%

03 Oct 2017

Revolution Bars Group, grew like-for-like sales by 1.5% in the year to 1 July.

​D&D reports “lousy couple of months of trading”

03 Oct 2017

D&D London has reported “a lousy last couple of months” of trading amid poor summer weather and growing political and economic uncertainty

Jamie Oliver

Jamie’s Italian posts FY loss

02 Oct 2017

After a £10.9m hit from closing six sites at the start of this year, Jamie’s Italian slumped from a full-year pre-tax profit of £2.4m to a loss of £9.9m

Hall & Woodhouse sees FY turnover fall 0.8%

26 Sep 2017

Hall & Woodhouse has reported sales down 0.8% for the year to 28 January.

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


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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