By M&C Report team2007-07-01T08:09:00+01:00
JD Wetherspoon (JDW) has hit back at headlines in the national press that linked its current shortages with some beer to issues around the shortage of workers caused by Brexit, and reports that its pubs were running low of beer, claiming they were inaccurate.
The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has said the pandemic has demonstrated the strengths of the leased and tenanted model and that wholesale changes to the Pubs Code could undermine the relationship between pub company and tenant or lessee.
A pay deal has been struck with 1,000 draymen at drinks delivery company GXO Logistics Drinks, following the threat of strike action last month.
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Pub deals such as Admiral Taverns’ acquisition of Hawthorn and Punch’s of Ram Pub Company show buyers are willing to look “forwards, not backwards”, Simon Johnson of CBRE has said.
Electric Group, the nightclub and live music venue operator backed by family that own River Island, has secured the former O2 Newcastle Academy, with plans for a UK-wide expansion drive.
The group is open to repurposing venues as part of its plans to break the 100-site mark, with several new locations in the pipeline, including a cider brew pub in Bath.
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