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On-trade beer sales up 0.9% in Q3

03 Dec 2018

The World Cup and the summer’s hot weather helped to stem a string of quarterly falls in on-trade beer sales, the latest Beer Barometer data has shown.

Just Eat to list hygiene ratings for all restaurants

21 Nov 2018

Just Eat, the online food delivery platform, has confirmed it will roll out the listing of hygiene ratings for all restaurants on its app in 2019.

Dine partners with Three UK

20 Nov 2018

Dine Club, the restaurant discount app, has secured a partnership with Three UK.

Poppleston Allen tops licensing law firm list

16 Nov 2018

Poppleston Allen has been named in the inaugural The Times Best Law Firms 2019 list, securing the only ranking for licensing and gambling.


Diageo to sell 19 brands for £427m

12 Nov 2018

Diageo has agreed to sell a portfolio of 19 brands to US distiller Sazerac for £427m.

Paddy & Scott’s secures TA Hotel Collection deal

08 Nov 2018

Paddy & Scott’s has signed a deal with TA Hotel Collection in East Anglia to provide a coffee solution to six hotels.


PepsiCo to acquire Pipers

05 Nov 2018

PepsiCo has announced its intention to acquire out-of-home crisps brand Pipers for an undisclosed sum.

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AG Barr appoints new non-executive director

25 Oct 2018

AG Barr has appointed Nicholas Wharton to the board as an independent non-executive director, with effect from 1 November 2018.

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AB InBev reported revenues up 4.5% in Q3

25 Oct 2018

AB InBev has reported 4.5% revenue growth in Q3 2018, with sales up 4.6% over the first nine months of the 2018/19 year.


C&C revenues up 186% after Matthew Clark/Bibendum acquisition

25 Oct 2018

C&G Group has reported total sales of €838.7m, and adjusted EBITDA of €66.2m, in six months to 31 August 2018.


BrewDog to launch bar franchise offer

09 Oct 2018

BrewDog is to launch a bar franchise offer in the UK, as part of its BrewDog Blueprint of 30 initiatives to drive growth over the next decade.

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Brexit vote forces TGI’s to switch to UK suppliers

26 Sep 2018

TGI Friday’s switched a number of suppliers from overseas providers to UK ones in the wake of the Brexit vote, its procurement and supply chain director has told Supply Management magazine.


AG Barr sees early success from Funkin on draught

25 Sep 2018

AG Barr has said its Funkin cocktail mixers business continues to grow in traditional areas but also into new formats and market segments.

Fourth acquires Choice HR

18 Sep 2018

Hospitality operations platform Fourth has acquired Choice HR, the American full-service Payroll, Benefits and HR Services business for the hospitality sector.

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Deliveroo to have 400 virtual brands by end of month

14 Sep 2018

Deliveroo is set to reach 400 virtual restaurants by the end of September, MCA understands.


EasyFood offers free subscription as expansion gears up

14 Sep 2018

Online takeaway business EasyFood, backed by EasyJet tycoon Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou, is offering its services for free to new restaurant partners in an expansion drive, MCA’s sister title The Grocer has reported.

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Just Eat working with Vessel on dark kitchens

13 Sep 2018

Just Eat has made its first foray into dark kitchens after launching its own ‘digital pop-ups’ scheme with Vessel, MCA understands.


Navitas secures £745k investment

04 Sep 2018

Navitas, the health and safety solutions provider, has secured £745,000 of equity investment from the Midlands Engine Investment Fund (MEIF) and Foresight Group.


Product watch: England’s home-grown prosecco?

29 Aug 2018

English sparkling wine has forged a proud reputation as a premium product made in the Champagne style. But a new producer is looking to defy convention with a Prosecco-style wine made in England. Finn Scott-Delany visits Divergent Drinks in Sussex.

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Coffee prices fall amid oversupply

23 Aug 2018

The price of coffee on commodities markets has reached its lowest levels in decades, partly as a result of oversupply - though the weak pound means this will make little difference to consumers.