Suffolk brewer and pub operator has put its Cellar & Kitchen retail venture expansion plans on hold this year to focus on the shops it has already opened.
MA's sister title Off Licence News reports that Adnams still expects to open 30 stores by 2012 but has cancelled plans to open three more shops at earmarked sites in Oxfordshire, the Cotswolds and on the south coast this year.
Instead it will focus on the 10 shops already in its estate, including its first London area outlet, which opened in Richmond this spring, and a flagship store due to open in Southwold in November.
Retail development manager Caroline Fox said: "It is to do with the economic climate, but it is also about what we need to do with regard to setting up our new shops. It is going to be a tough year , so it is important that we concentrate on what we are doing with our existing stores.
"For example, we've just opened one in Richmond, and will concentrate on that rather than spreading ourselves far and wide this year."