The chief executive of JD Wetherspoon, the pub operator, has sold shares in the company worth £42,000. John Hutson today sold 9,000 shares priced at 466.7p per share. After the disposal it leaves him with an interest of 54,801 ordinary shares in the company. Wetherspoon’s this morning revealed strong trading over the festive period, although it warned rising commodity prices would dent its full year performance.