All Patisserie Valerie articles – Page 13

  • Rocket restaurant and bar
    Opinion

    Working on many fronts

    2014-02-14T16:00:00Z

    James Horler, CEO of 3Sixty Restaurants, tells Mel Flaherty about the firm’s turtle-like rate of growth and why restaurant diners just want to be entertained

  • Luke Johnson
    News

    Johnson: Minimum wage rise is maximum idiocy

    2014-02-05T07:38:00Z

    An increase in the national rate of minimum wage will hurt the very people the measure is intended to benefit, argues serial sector investor Luke Johnson

  • Patisserie Valerie
    News

    PV plans further restaurant sites

    2014-01-31T16:55:00Z

    Patisserie Valerie, the Risk Capital Partners-backed café chain, is looking to open further sites under its new restaurant format, after the success of the first two sites in Scotland.

  • Alan Yau
    Opinion

    Pivotal point for London

    2014-01-31T07:58:00Z

    From the best ways to deal with the sector’s ongoing recruitment problems to the growing use of technology in modern restaurants, consultant Adam Hyman shares his views on what the new year holds in store for the nation’s capital

  • Patisserie Valerie
    News

    Johnson acquires stake in stockbroker

    2014-01-17T07:50:00Z

    Serial sector investor Luke Johnson has invested c.£1.4m in buying a 9.75% stake in the small stockbroker Arden Partners, raising speculation that he would look at listing some of the companies he has backed

  • Luke Johnson
    Analysis & Insight

    Johnson: Entrepreneurs really do matter

    2014-01-16T07:50:00Z

    Serial sector investor Luke Johnson has said that entrepreneurs really do matter as they add value, create jobs and generate value

  • Patisserie Valerie
    News

    PV begins sandwich delivery rollout

    2014-01-13T09:12:00Z

    Patisserie Valerie has launched its online sandwich delivery service in central London following a successful the trial in Leeds city centre

  • Drinking beer in a pub
    Opinion

    Now the fun begins…

    2013-12-16T08:13:00Z

    Rewind 12 months ago and 2013 was being labelled as empty and difficult compared to the Olympic-driven 12 months previous. What rubbish. Without trying to sound too much like a BBC4 documentary presenter, sector commentators may look back in years to come and describe 2013 as one of the most important years in the evolution of the UK’s eating and drinking out sector and a launch pad for a new era of sustained growth and investment

  • Patisserie Valerie
    News

    Patisserie Valerie trials sandwich delivery

    2013-12-03T07:53:00Z

    Patisserie Valerie, the Risk Capital Partners-backed chain, is trialling a lunchtime sandwich delivery service in Leeds, which it hopes to roll out to more of its sites in time

  • News

    Cosmo appoints UK head of operations

    2013-11-26T07:52:00Z

    Cosmo, the Hertfordshire-based, pan-Asian restaurant operator, has appointed Thomas Pawlowski as its new UK head of operations, as it looks to ramp up openings over the next two years, M&C Report understands

  • News

    Horler to launch La Sala in the UK

    2013-11-25T06:45:00Z

    James Horler, the former chief executive of La Tasca and current interim chief executive of Red Hot World Buffet, is planning to launch and roll out La Sala, the famous Spanish restaurant, in the UK

  • Patisserie Valerie
    Opinion

    Rising to the top

    2013-11-07T07:53:00Z

    The new concessions trial with Next is just one of the bold moves Patisserie Valerie, the Risk Capital Partners-backed group has made this year. More moves into new avenues are on their way and a possible sale process/IPO play next year is a growing possibility

  • Patisserie Valerie Logo
    News

    Next plans more Patisserie Valerie openings

    2013-11-06T08:00:00Z

    Next, the fashion retailer, says it plans to open “a number” of Patisserie Valerie outlets in its shops and has told M&C Report that it’s open to working with other cafe/coffee shop operators

  • Patisserie Valerie
    Analysis & Insight

    There is no off switch anymore

    2013-11-01T16:23:00Z

    We now live in a world of constant updates and conversations, eyes glued to the screen, scrolling up and down, all in the name of marketing, says leading marketing and social media consultant Vikki O’Neill

  • Patisserie Valerie
    News

    Aberdeen confirmed for next Valerie’s Brasserie

    2013-10-30T07:51:00Z

    Patisserie Valerie, the Risk Capital Partners-backed café chain, has confirmed that it will open the second site under its new restaurant format, Valerie’s Brasserie, at Union Square in Aberdeen

  • Patisserie Valerie
    News

    Rival chains run rule over Belgique

    2013-10-24T07:49:00Z

    A number of rival chain are currently running the rule over Belgique, the continental-style bakery and delicatessen café chain, that was been placed on the market earlier this month, M&C Report has learnt

  • Luke Johnson
    News

    Johnson: On verge of revival in IPO market

    2013-10-04T16:18:00Z

    If the revival of the IPO market continues, the sector could see up to 10 restaurant companies go public over the coming 18 months, according to serial investor Luke Johnson

  • Patisserie Valerie
    News

    Patisserie Valerie rolls out gift card offer

    2013-09-12T07:52:00Z

    Patisserie Valerie, the Risk Capital Partners-backed chain, has made its first move into the gift card market

  • Patisserie Valerie
    News

    Patisserie Valerie to launch restaurant concept

    2013-08-30T16:21:00Z

    Patisserie Valerie, the Risk Capital Partners-backed café chain, is to launch a new restaurant format called Brasserie Valerie next week in Glasgow, complete with an evening offer, which if successful will form part of its roll out plans and incorporated into selected existing sites

  • Weekend Press

    Bank Holiday weekend press round-up, 24-26 August

    2013-08-27T08:44:00Z

    Restaurants Food police lose fight to outlaw rare beefburgers Beefburgers cooked rare can remain on restaurant menus after a judge rejected claims by food watchdogs that they are a health risk. A wine bar and restaurant chain had been told to stop serving the burgers unless they took certain safety ...