All Patisserie Valerie articles – Page 7

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    Dungey steps down from Kout


    Kris Dungey has stepped down as chief operating officer/head of the Kout Food Group UK, after just over a year in the role

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    Patisserie Holdings in talks to acquire Maison Blanc


    Patisserie Holdings, the AIM-list parent company of Patisserie Valerie, is in advanced talks to acquired Maison Blanc

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    Patisserie Valerie to focus on alternative routes to growth


    Patisserie Holdings chief executive Paul May has told MCA that the group sees “plenty of opportunity” for further partnerships in motorway service stations and with operators such as Debenhams.

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    Patisserie Holdings “well positioned for acquisitions”


    Luke Johnson, the chairman of Patisserie Holdings, has stressed that the company is “well placed to make acquisitions” as it revealed strong results for the year to 30 September.

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    Johnson joins Patisserie Valerie as MD


    Adrian Johnson, who stepped down as chief executive of EAT earlier this year, has joined Patisserie Valerie, as its new managing director

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    Debenhams to focus on “pain points” across f&b offers


    Debenhams has said it intends to focus on tackling some of the key “pain points” for customers across the food and beverage offers within its estate.

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    Perfect pitch


    As we move into the final quarter of the year, there is a sense that operators across the sector are having to reassess the levels they have set on their respective “business graphic equalisers” to match the increasing headwinds. The majority are being faced with the questions of do you dial down investment on marketing and expansion whilst fading up funding on recruitment/training and maintenance capex?

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    Burns: Landscape shifts set to continue


    Analyst Karl Burns at Investec has said that the UK’s pub & restaurant sector is going through a period of significant change, resulting in market share shift, margin pressure and higher capex requirements, putting pressure on returns.

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    Shutt steps down as Philpotts MD


    Sam Shutt has stepped down as managing director of Philpotts to join Debenhams

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    Patisserie Valerie eyes 20-strong Ireland estate


    Patisserie Valerie chief executive Paul May has said the group could build a 20-strong estate across Ireland.

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    Franco Manca to launch Debenhams concession


    Franco Manca has signed a partnership with Debenhams to open a concession unit at the department store operator’s Westfield White City site

  • Analysis & Insight

    A different class?


    A lack of quality sites for growth and expansion is sadly the restaurant industry’s Achilles heel. A shortage of supply, together with increasing rent and premiums, means that even those with ample funds and considerable appetite are finding it increasingly difficult to achieve returns for investors; and this problem is only likely to amplify as more operators join the bun fight, argues consultant Stephen Evans

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    Patisserie Valerie can ‘easily double’ in short term


    Paul May, chief executive of Patisserie Holdings, has told MCA he can easily see Patisserie Valerie doubling in size in the coming years as it continues to dominate the rollout programme.

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    H1 EBITDA up 21.3% at Patisserie Holdings


    Patisserie Holdings saw EBITDA in the six months to 31 March 2016 increase 21.3% to £10.6m, with revenue up 14.4% to £50m

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    Luke Johnson to chair Gaucho & CAU


    Serial sector investor Luke Johnson has been appointed as non-executive chairman of the Equistone-backed Gaucho chain and its sister brand CAU

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    Debenhams added 15 F&B operators in H1


    Debenhams says it added a further 15 third party branded food offers to its stores in the six months to 27 February.

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    GBK signs for Beverley shopping centre


    Gourmet Burger Kitchen is to open a unit on the Flemingate shopping centre in Beverley, East Yorkshire.

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    Patisserie Holdings to open first new Baker & Spice


    Patisserie Holdings is to open a site in Brighton next month under its Baker & Spice brand – its first new site since acquiring the brand in 2009 - MCA understands.

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    Patisserie Valerie has potential for ‘at least’ 250 more sites


    Patisserie Holdings is likely to exceed its own growth targets in the current financial year and has the potential for at least another 250 Patisserie Valeries, according to Investec.

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    Patisserie Valerie launches gluten free range


    Patisserie Valerie has launched a new gluten-free range, which will be available across its c110-strong estate from next Monday