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21-May-2013 - Orchid, the managed operator, says it grew like-for-like sales in its carvery pubs by 3.5% over the last year.
21-May-2013 - Private-equity firm Albion Ventures is in “no rush” to sell Bravo Inns, the Cheshire-based pub company’s managing director Ken Buckley has told M&C Report.
21-May-2013 - Harveys, the Sussex brewer and pub operator, has launched a new support package for its tenants.
21-May-2013 - A package of pubs from the former Botanic Inns estate, which was placed into administration earlier this month , has been acquired by a new venture set up by ex-Botanic owner Stephen Magorrian called the Horatio Group.
20-May-2013 - Premium Bars & Restaurants (PBR), owner of the Ultimate Leisure nightclub business, is exploring options for its 14-strong Living Room chain, including a possible sale, M&C Report has learnt.
20-May-2013 - Marston’s, the brewer and pub operator, has sold a package of 27 newbuild pubs to Legal & General Property in a sale and leaseback deal worth just under £70m.
20-May-2013 - Intertain, the Walkabout bar operator, has announced changes in ownership that will see it actively pursue expansion opportunities.
16-May-2013 - C&C Group, the Irish producer of Magners cider, has reported a resilient performance for the year to 28 February despite a 15% decline in UK cider volumes in what it describes as a difficult trading environment in the UK and Republic of Ireland.
16-May-2013 - Former directors of Sarumdale, the pubco placed into administration last summer , hope to operate an estate of eight to 10 pubs within the next two years and are looking to secure their first four in June or July.
16-May-2013 - Marston’s, the brewer and pub operator, has announced the appointment of Roger Devlin, current chair of internet gaming business Gamesys, as its new chairman as it reports a decline in profits in the 26 weeks to 30 March, with trading "significantly impacted" by poor weather in January and March.
15-May-2013 - Unsecured creditors of WaverleyTBS, the drinks wholesaler that collapsed last October, are expected to receive a dividend of up to 7.6p in the pound, a new report from its administrator Deloitte shows.
15-May-2013 - Atmosphere Bars and Clubs, the 24-strong operator of late-night clubs and bars, has been placed in administration with Deloitte.
15-May-2013 - Luminar, Europe’s largest nightclub operator, is close to finalising the assignments of the few remaining leases within its 56-strong estate and is looking to acquire new sites.
14-May-2013 - JD Wetherspoon (JDW) is focused is on increasing pre-tax profits and free cash-flow rather than margins, chairman Tim Martin has told M&C Report.
14-May-2013 - Enterprise Inns has reported that the first half of its financial year had been “particularly challenging” with like-for-like net income across its estate down 4.2% in the six months to 31 March.
13-May-2013 - Crucial talks between Punch Taverns and its debt holders are approaching stalemate, according to a report in The Mail on Sunday.
08-May-2013 - Inndividual Holdings, the Midlands-based pub operator, is seeking expansion at the rate of about one site per year as it revealed its latest acquisition.
08-May-2013 - Whitbread hopes to open around 10 pub-restaurants per year over the next five years, and will continue to focus on joint sites next to its hotels, finance director Nicholas Cadbury has said.
08-May-2013 - Brains, the Cardiff-based brewer and pub operator, is to increase capacity of its new craft brewery to meet “unprecedented” demand.
08-May-2013 - Meantime Brewing Company, the London brewer led by Nick Miller, has appointed Gary Whitlie, former managing director of Miller Brands, as its non-executive chairman.
08-May-2013 - Ossett Brewing Company, the Yorkshire brewer and pub operator, aims to open four pubs this year and is looking at plans to expand the brewery.
07-May-2013 - Greene King, the brewer and pub operator, believes it can more than double the size of its 200-strong Hungry Horse brand, which it said would be at the forefront of its growth and was now positioned at the heart of the austerity “VFM sweet spot” and driving the value agenda.
07-May-2013 - City Pub Company, the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS)-funded pub operator founded by Clive Watson and David Bruce, has appointed chief executives to its two operational arms, so far raised £9.6m through its most recent round of fundraising and acquired three new pubs.
07-May-2013 - Managed operator Orchid is to rollout the “next generation” of family-friendly pubs under a sub-brand called All Inns, M&C Report has learnt.
03-May-2013 - Hall & Woodhouse tenants are to receive free health and safety audits alongside a comprehensive review of their business.
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