All news articles for July 2019

Stepped down: Watt will replace Chris Jowsey (pictured) as Heineken UK on-trade director

Heineken names new UK on-trade boss

By Nicholas Robinson

Chris Jowsey, who is leaving Heineken as on-trade director to join Admiral Taverns, is to be replaced by Stephen Watt.

Perfect base: pubs have been heralded as an ideal place from which holidaymakers can explore Britain

Pub sales to take off amid staycation boom

By Stuart Stone

The increasing number of British holidaymakers staying at home rather than jet-setting overseas can boost pub accommodation sales this summer.

Cleaning up: Having a clean site is not only easy on the eye, it is a legal requirement and could lead to greater footfall

Avoid going viral

By Nikkie Thatcher

Ensuring your premises is clean is not only a legal requirement, it can also increase footfall with diners now taking more notice of food hygiene ratings at pubs they are eating in

A match made in Devon: tourism is a key component to business in Devon

Regional report

Why own a pub in Devon?

By Michelle Perrett

Although reliant on tourism, if pub bosses are astute, there’s plenty of business available to make a rich living in Devon

Capital unlocked: Stonegate boss Simon Longbottom is ready to invest in Ei estate, should the deal go through

Exclusive

Stonegate to invest in Ei Group portfolio

By Nicholas Robinson

Stonegate is prepared to pump money into all aspects of Ei Group’s estate, should the deal go through, chief executive Simon Longbottom has told The Morning Advertiser (MA).

Massive deal: Stonegate buys Ei Group for £1.3bn

BREAKING

Stonegate to buy Ei Group for £1.3bn

By Nicholas Robinson

Stonegate Pub Company has today (18 July) agreed to buy pubco Ei Group for £1.27bn, which will see the operator’s estate rise by 4,000 sites, making Stonegate the UK’s largest pub owner.

Tell me why: TripAdvisor users have given a plethora of reasons they visit the review site

TripAdvisor still important to consumers

By Nikkie Thatcher

Like it or loathe it, almost three quarters (70%) of consumers say they use TripAdvisor because of its descriptive and helpful reviews, a new global study has found.