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‘Don’t be fooled’: SLTA slams Heineken’s ‘dismissing concerns’ on Punch bid

The Scottish Licensed Trade Association (SLTA) claimed Heineken was trying to “dismiss concerns” regarding the ongoing bid between the Dutch company and Punch Taverns. 

SLTA has responded to Mountsteven's claims
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‘We can’t be replaced’: Brighton’s ‘only alternative pub’ given new five-year lease

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. ...

Punch Takeover

Heineken hits back at SLTA’s Punch deal concerns

09-Jan-2017 - Heineken has played down Scottish industry fears it would become a pub company “monster” north of the border.


December 2016 pub openings

03-Jan-2017 - The Morning Advertiser takes a look at new openings and pub facelifts in the last month of 2016.

2017 Predictions

2017 Predictions: Garrood says with change comes opportunity

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.

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‘Monster-tie’ Heineken/Punch deal could threaten tenants, industry warns

15-Dec-2016 - Industry figures have expressed ‘serious concern’ over Heineken’s bid to acquire almost 2,000 Punch Taverns pubs.

Punch takeover

Sale of 1,900 Punch pubs to Heineken moves one step closer

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. 


Heineken in "takeover battle" for Punch

14-Dec-2016 - Heineken is reported to have launched a bid to take control of Punch.


Punch’s commercial director John Healy to retire next year

13-Dec-2016 - Punch’s commercial director is to step down next year after 30 years with the business.


Punch: 'no intention' to close popular alternative pub

07-Dec-2016 - Punch has denied claims it plans to close Brighton's 'only alternative pub'.

Local MP backs new Punch pub development

30-Nov-2016 - Malton MP, Kevin Hollinrake, joined staff and regulars at the Royal Oak pub to celebrate its £180,000 makeover by Punch.

Punch sees record numbers attend UK roadshows

16-Nov-2016 - Punch has seen a record number of pubs – 1,765 – attend its eight roadshows this year. 


Garrood defends negative impact on Punch’s letting activity

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.


40 Punch licensees request MRO statistics

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...


Gallery: Pub openings October 2016

01-Nov-2016 - The Morning Advertiser looks at new openings and renovations in October.

PGB Audit

Pub Governing Body: BDM training has improved

18-Oct-2016 - Business development manager (BDM) training has improved, according to the annual audit by the Pub Governing Body (PGB).


Punch invests £3m to support Scotland’s ‘community locals’

18-Oct-2016 - Pub operator Punch has splashed £3m into refurbishing five sites across Scotland in a bid to support community locals. 


Punch roadshow 'best ever' in Edinburgh

13-Oct-2016 - Punch has claimed an 'astounding' footfall rate at six of its nationwide roadshows.

Pubs code

Duncan Garrood: how Punch is helping licensees with the pubs code

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.


Gallery: Pub openings September 2016

29-Sep-2016 - The Morning Advertiser takes a look at the sites which have opened and been refurbished this month.

Good Beer Guide 2017

Almost 200 Punch pubs in Good Beer Guide

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.


Paul Pavli: "Hit a sticky patch? Produce a new business plan"

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,...


Punch strategy chief to quit role

22-Sep-2016 - Punch's chief strategy officer, Neil Griffiths is standing down from his role and will leave in November 2016.


Punch launches £900 'box of promotions' for 2017

14-Sep-2016 - Punch has launched its latest 'box of promotions' for its licensees to use next year.


Punch launches personalised POS for Christmas

07-Sep-2016 - Punch has launched its Christmas catalogue of point of sale (POS) material for its pubs.