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Greene King de-list best-selling beers

Following Greene King's takeover of Spirit, leading operators say they have been told they will no longer be able to stock Sharp's Doom Bar. 

An anonymous operator told the PMA his pub was being 'dismantled.'
Beer price

Enterprise licensee claims pubco is selling beer to rival for £1 cheaper

A licensee has claimed his pubco is offering its beer to a nearby pub at a discounted price, giving him no chance to match his rival’s offer.

National living wage

Younger staff or fewer opening days: Licensees mull national living wage options

National living wage requirements are fast approaching, and for many pubs “something’s got to give” as licensees weigh up their options to compensate for extra costs. Oli Gross spoke to pubs up and down the country to discover the industry’s plans and concerns for the upcoming changes.

City news

Greene King reports positive results across estate

Greene King  has reported like-for-like sales up 2.2% in its retail estate with the Spirit managed pubs seeing like-for-like growth of 1.1%, for the 40 weeks to 7 February.

City news

Heineken reports strong growth; Carlsberg sees 7% decline

Results from Heineken and Carlsberg reveal different stories of the brewing giants in the last year.

LVAs

Focus: The demise of the once-mighty LVAs

Phil Mellows investigates the demise of Licensed Victuallers Associations and what it means for licensees.

'I can't be seen to be weak': facing mental health issues in professional kitchens

Tom Kneale found himself in a drunken haze, considering throwing himself off a bridge onto the M4, shortly after returning home from a trip abroad.

Whitbread to launch new Beefeater concept in Birmingham

Whitbread is set to launch a new all-day dining concept for its Beefeater pub restaurant brand in Birmingham next month.

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