The Scottish Licensed Trade Association (SLTA) claimed Heineken was trying to “dismiss concerns” regarding the ongoing bid between the Dutch company and Punch Taverns.
10-Jan-2017 - Punch Taverns has agreed to give Brighton’s “only alternative” site a new five-year lease after fears that the venue could have been converted into part of a pub chain. ...
09-Jan-2017 - Heineken has played down Scottish industry fears it would become a pub company “monster” north of the border.
03-Jan-2017 - The Morning Advertiser takes a look at new openings and pub facelifts in the last month of 2016.
19-Dec-2016 - Punch CEO Duncan Garrood has said that following the pubs code and Brexit paving the way for change in 2016, next year will also bring change and opportunity.
15-Dec-2016 - Industry figures have expressed ‘serious concern’ over Heineken’s bid to acquire almost 2,000 Punch Taverns pubs.
15-Dec-2016 - Heineken has moved one step closer to acquiring the lions share of Punch Taverns' pub estate, after three of the pubco’s top shareholders gave their support.
14-Dec-2016 - Heineken is reported to have launched a bid to take control of Punch.
13-Dec-2016 - Punch’s commercial director is to step down next year after 30 years with the business.
07-Dec-2016 - Punch has denied claims it plans to close Brighton's 'only alternative pub'.
30-Nov-2016 - Malton MP, Kevin Hollinrake, joined staff and regulars at the Royal Oak pub to celebrate its £180,000 makeover by Punch.
16-Nov-2016 - Punch has seen a record number of pubs – 1,765 – attend its eight roadshows this year.
10-Nov-2016 - Punch CEO Duncan Garrood has defended the negative impact on the pubco’s letting activity following the release of its figures for the first half of the financial year.
08-Nov-2016 - Punch has revealed 40 licensees have asked what the difference in costs would be if they decided to take the market rent-only option (MRO) since the pubs code came into...
01-Nov-2016 - The Morning Advertiser looks at new openings and renovations in October.
18-Oct-2016 - Business development manager (BDM) training has improved, according to the annual audit by the Pub Governing Body (PGB).
18-Oct-2016 - Pub operator Punch has splashed £3m into refurbishing five sites across Scotland in a bid to support community locals.
13-Oct-2016 - Punch has claimed an 'astounding' footfall rate at six of its nationwide roadshows.
10-Oct-2016 - Pubco Punch has been touring the country with roadshows offering its licensees resources, offers and support for their businesses along with seminars on the pubs code.
29-Sep-2016 - The Morning Advertiser takes a look at the sites which have opened and been refurbished this month.
27-Sep-2016 - Almost 200 Punch pubs have featured in the Campaign for Real Ale’s Good Beer Guide 2017, which features 4,500 pubs nationwide.
27-Sep-2016 - One thing that never changes in the British pub market is the constant changes. Not only are there the usual internal industry challenges, from changing legislation to mergers and acquisitions,...
22-Sep-2016 - Punch's chief strategy officer, Neil Griffiths is standing down from his role and will leave in November 2016.
14-Sep-2016 - Punch has launched its latest 'box of promotions' for its licensees to use next year.
07-Sep-2016 - Punch has launched its Christmas catalogue of point of sale (POS) material for its pubs.