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Punch Taverns announces new chief executive

Punch Taverns has appointed Duncan Garrood, former president of food at international franchise operator MH Alshaya, as its new chief executive.


Q&A: ALMR and BII on supporting Drop the Duty campaign

The Drop the Duty campaign is calling on Chancellor George Osborne to cut alcohol duty by 2% in the forthcoming Budget. The campaign has recently been supported by both the Association of Licensed Retailers and British Institute of Innkeeping. Here we find out why.


Greene King supports Dementia Friends initiative

Greene King has pledged its support for the Alzheimer’s Society Dementia Friends initiative, by encouraging more than 1,000 of its employees to sign up by the end of March.

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Dry bar founder tells operators alcohol-free trend 'is here to stay'

Peoples’ relationship with alcohol has changed and the pub operators of the future will need to adapt their businesses to cater for it, according to Catherine Salway, founder of dry ‘gastro-bar’ concept Redemption.

Sports Bar & Grill rejects JDW acquisition bid

Bar Holdings – the company behind the Sports Bar & Grill chain – rejected an acquisition bid from JD Wetherspoon earlier this month that initially valued the estate of seven London sites at more than £17m.


Alcohol 'not a priority' in pubs for Generation Z

Licensees that concentrate on creating an environment that attracts the next generation of pub-goers will reap the rewards, research suggests.

Majority of firms support locally-set business rates

More than two-thirds of UK businesses agree that councils should be able to set business rates locally, a national poll has revealed.


Beckham kicks off Haig Club London residency

David Beckham welcomed guests last night (1 March) to the first evening of the Haig Club residency in London - part of Diageo's plans to promote the single grain whisky brand.