All news articles for October 2019

Popular choice: chocolate appeared on more than three quarters of selected Michelin-starred venues’ menus

How to create a Michelin-starred menu

By Nikkie Thatcher

Chocolate, potato and onion are three of the 12 most used ingredients on Michelin-starred menus, new research has found.

Stone-cold ambition: internal promotion is big at Stonegate with a focus on training and leadership

Big interview

'Please judge us on our track record' says Stonegate boss

By Ed Bedington

It’s been a tumultuous year in the pub trade on the acquisition front but the news that Stonegate was bidding for the much larger Ei Group still caught many by surprise. One of the leading architects of the deal Simon Longbottom reveals all.

Brexit stash: pub protects its Belgian essence by stocking up on goods

Pubs stockpile for a no-deal Brexit

By Alice Leader

A Belgian-themed pub in Norwich has stockpiled goods amid fears the business could be ‘flipped onto its head’ if the UK is left with a no-deal Brexit.

Approved: Greene King shareholders back CKA takeover

Greene King deal approved

By Nicholas Robinson

The £2.7bn deal for Hong Kong firm CK Asset (CKA) to take over Greene King’s almost 3,000 pubs portfolio has been approved by the pubco and brewer’s shareholders.

Staff wellbeing: 'Anyone who works in hospitality will understand how going the extra mile can make your guests feel special. The same is true for your staff'

My Shout

Encourage mental health and wellbeing for staff

By Sarah Taylor

It is easy for tensions to fray and the mental health of employees to decline, says Sarah Taylor, content author and hospitality specialist at High Speed Training.

All aboard the Arc: Arc Inspirations claims its most recent financial year was its most successful

Arc Inspirations profits climb to £3.7m

By Stuart Stone

Premium bar operator Arc Inspirations recorded increased profits and like-for-like sales in what its chief executive has described as the ‘most successful year in the company’s history’.

What a cracker: Uphouse Pubs is on the front foot in the fight against plastic waste

Pub group cuts the crackers for Christmas

By Alice Leader

Family-run pub group, Uphouse Pubs, is breaking tradition by going crackerless this Christmas to help aid the battle against plastic waste by pubs.

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