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Boulters Lock on the River Thames in Berkshire, Peach Pubs

Peach gears up for transformative 2019

14 Aug 2018

Peach Pubs has reported like-for-like sales in 2017 up 2.4%, with turnover growing by £600,000 to £25.6m.

Deliveroo Editions

Rimmer, Tampopo and Proove sign up for Salford Deliveroo Editions

14 Aug 2018

Deliveroo has announced its latest Editions site will open in Manchester, with operators including Tampopo’s East Street, Proove Neapolitan pizza, Chilli Banana and Headless Chicken, a new virtual restaurant brand from chef Simon Rimmer.

Brakspear CEO Tom Davies

Brakspear FY managed lfls up 5%

14 Aug 2018

Brakspear saw turnover grow 11% in 2017 to £28.3m, with EBITDA down 7% to £7.7m.

Cosy Club interior

Cosy Club to double up in first location

14 Aug 2018

Loungers is to open a second Cosy Club in Cardiff – the first time it has operated multiple sites for the concept in the same location.

Tim Martin at the Pub Conference

JDW founder says Brexit could create competition for Lavazza

14 Aug 2018

JD Wetherspoon founder and chairman Tim Martin has said that Brexit could open up competition for the group’s coffee supplier Lavazza.

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Latest Operator Opinion

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Pure thoughts

08 Aug 2018

Mark Wingett talks to Pure co-founder Spencer Craig about giving people a reason to visit his stores, becoming the concept of choice for landlords and working with Whitbread

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Vegan trend picks up momentum in the States

08 Aug 2018

In her latest profile of trends in US dining, Kerstin Kuhn, looks at the chains that are taking vegan cuisine mainstream across the state

Marcel Khan

A Novel Idea: No 2. How Brands Grow

03 Aug 2018

Every month, former Five Guys operations and development director Marcel Khan reads a book (so you don’t have to) and applies insight to the sector based on what he’s learned between the covers and beyond. This month: How Brands Grow by Byron Sharp

Gaucho sign

Something to stake your reputation on

09 Jul 2018

A number of runners and riders are jostling for position to invest in the struggling Gaucho business, even though some kind of restructuring seems inevitable. How will the business shape up after new investment is secured? At the same time will Brains be the perfect business for Alistair Darby to remind the pub sector of his talents? And as Leon announces plans to enter another country and roll out further Tuk Shops, could it have a another game-changing deal up its sleeve? Mark Wingett ...

high street distress

How do we ensure the survival of the high street?

26 Jun 2018

The government’s minister for local growth, Jake Berry, recently announced that his department plans to establish a panel of industry leaders in order to diagnose the real issues affecting our high streets and how best to ensure their survival. In light of this we asked a series of industry experts in the eating and drinking out sector what advice and recommendations they believe would make a difference

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The Restaurant Conference from MCA

The Restaurant Conference - 19 Sept 2018 - London

What is the next chapter for restaurant brands? Looking beyond the headlines on the casual dining sector, we will look at what growth looks like for a restaurant brand in 2018. Join the conversation with Karen Jones, Prezzo; Jon Knight, Jamie Oliver Restaurant Group; Dennis Deare, Miller & Carter; Zoe Bowley, PizzaExpress; and many more… View agenda and book >

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