By M&C Report team2004-09-05T08:02:00+01:00
Inflation has soared to its highest level in nine years, with the Office for National Statistics (ONS) claiming this is down to last year’s Eat Out to Help Out scheme.
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.
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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The challenges around acquiring large freehold pub sites in great market towns has led Oakman Inns to refocus its growth strategy.
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.
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