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.


Fourth acquires people solutions company Octane

22 Aug 2018

Hospitality software provider Fourth has acquired digital people solutions company Octane.


Carlsberg UK volumes down 5%

17 Aug 2018

Carlsberg saw double digit growth in the UK for its premium brands in the half year to 30 June but a drop in market share for its eponymous brand meant total volume decline of 5% in the territory.

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Bradford Brewery seeks buyer

15 Aug 2018

Bradford Brewery is seeking a buyer for its brewing operations and Exchange Ale House.

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Lindenberg to head AB InBev UK

13 Aug 2018

AB InBev has announced that Paula Lindenberg is to replace Jason Warner as its head of North Europe.

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BBPA in talks over new source of Co2

13 Aug 2018

The British Beer & Pub Association is in talks with energy form, Drax, about the prospect of bolstering Co2 stocks after this summer’s shortage.


Asahi launches delivery service

07 Aug 2018

Asahi has launched an online delivery service centred around its Peroni brand, offering alcohol and antipasti for home delivery.

Utopian Brewing partners with Hop Stuff

03 Aug 2018

Utopian Brewing, the Steve Cox-chaired group, is to start production after agreeing a contract brewing partnership with Hop Stuff.


AG Barr H1 revenue up 5%

01 Aug 2018

Soft drinks and mixers supplier, AG Barr, has reported a 5% increase in revenue for the 26 weeks to 28 July, to c£136m.

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Deliveroo calls for business rates overhaul

01 Aug 2018

Deliveroo has issued its own call to the Government to simplify the business rates system, and produced new data showing that 41,000 restaurants across England will hand over £1.5bn in business rates in just two years.

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Just Eat UK orders up 20% in H1

31 Jul 2018

Just Eat, the online delivery platform, saw orders grow 20% in the UK in the six months to 30 June, to 59.3 million.