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    Former Patisserie Valerie CFO charged with fraud


    Christopher Marsh has been charged alongside his wife, accountant Louise Marsh, financial controller Pritesh Mistry and financial consultant Nileshkumar Lad over their roles in the collapse of the chain

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    Patisserie Valerie begins reopening sites


    The Causeway Capital-backed group has returned to expansion after closing a number of loss-making sites last year as part of a  restructure to shore up its financial position

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    Patisserie Valerie back in the black


    Once close to a 200-strong estate, the brand shut nine sites in 2019 as part of a restructure, taking its estate to 25 

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    Patisserie Valerie appoints group CMO


    Martin Burke has been appointed group chief marketing officer for Patisserie Valerie and Bakers + Baristas

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    Patisserie Valerie closes nine sites


    The closures leave the Causeway Capital-backed brand with just 30 sites – down from a high of nearly 200 in 2017

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    Patisserie Valerie ex-chairman in line for payout


    Luke Johnson set to benefit as Grant Thornton settles £200m court case over coffee chain’s collapse, reports The Telegraph

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    Patisserie Valerie auditor found to have ‘serious lack of competence’


    Accountancy firm Grant Thornton has been fined more than £2.3m over numerous failings in the audits of Patisserie Valerie.

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    Patisserie Valerie made £10m loss


    Patisserie Valerie has made a £9.8m loss in the 14 months to March 2020, but the brand is now focusing on growing its routes to market and is reaping the rewards from its partnership with Sainsbury’s.

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    Pat Val appoints CFO


    Patisserie Valerie has promoted Jenni Hughes-Ward to group chief financial officer.

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    Le Pain Quotidien in emergency sale process


    Le Pain Quotidien is close to collapse amid a search for a buyer for its UK operations, Sky News reports.

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    Luke Johnson: ‘Terrible trade-off’ lies ahead in virus fight


    Luke Johnson has warned the UK could face a “Great Depression” and would have to decide if the containment measures were worth the “collateral damage” of falling living standards and damage to mental health.

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    McDonalds, Nando’s and Pret among brands to close entire estate


    McDonalds, Nando’s and Starbucks are among a list of operators that have announced estate-wide closures following Friday’s Government announcement.

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    Patisserie Valerie to merge with Bakers + Baristas


    Patisserie Valerie will be merged with 65-strong café concept Bakers + Baristas, MCA’s sister title Big Hospitality reports.

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    A stock-take on physical expansion


    A stock-take on physical expansion – Review of 2019 risers and fallers

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    Patisserie Valerie makes senior appointments


    Patisserie Valerie has appointed Kam Bains, formerly of Punch Taverns, as marketing director.

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    M&A Review of the Year


    It certainly hasn’t been a year in hospitality M&A for the faint hearted, but for those who have stuck with the sector and taken a long-term view, opportunity has knocked. Despite fears of an investor hiatus as a result of lingering uncertainty (ongoing Brexit delays certainly haven’t been helpful to M&A advisors!), the past 12 months has again proved the robustness of the M&A market in this sector, and points to further opportunities for 2020.

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    Gunwharf Quays – Restaurant and retail therapy a plenty!


    With more than 30 bars, cafés and restaurants (as well as over 90 shops) Gunwharf Quays offers an abundance of opportunities for plenty of remedial treatment. Supported by its impressive waterfront location, attractive design and assorted leisure-related reasons to visit, Gunwharf Quays is one of the UK’s finest outlet shopping centres. So amongst some Christmas shopping, I was keen to see how it is using its extensive assortment of Food & Beverage purveyors to both restore weary shoppers as well as to act as a footfall driver in its own right. But also, and more critically, I was keener to see some something new and surprising.

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    The Dom Walsh Awards


    Our monthly columnist from The Times hands out his annual awards to brands and operators who have made the past 12 months newsworthy – for better or for worse…

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    Black Sheep Coffee lines up three more before year end


    Black Sheep Coffee is planning to open three more sites before the end of the year, as it expands across the UK.

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    Donut King launches third Debanhams site


    Donut King, the Australian-founded brand from Retail Food Group (RFG), has opened its third UK site with Debenhams. The latest site opened in Debenhams’ Wigan store, and follows previous openings in Basildon’s Eastgate Shopping and Sheffield earlier this year. The partnership is being led Sam Shutt, head of retail food ...