All news articles for September 2021

Acquisition trail: Brunning & Price looking for new sites

Brunning & Price on acquisition trail

By Michelle Perrett

Brunning & Price, the 55-strong pub chain, run by The Restaurant Group (TRG) is on the acquisition trail looking for is large and period or characterful leasehold or freehold sites in affluent rural, town and city centre locations across England and...

Fair opportunity: Tim Martin is calling for tax equality

JDW to slash prices for Tax Equality Day

By Michelle Perrett

Pub operator JD Wetherspoon (JDW) is to cut the price of all food and drink in its pubs by 7.5% on Thursday, 23 September – to highlight the benefit of a permanent VAT reduction in the hospitality industry.

Plan impact: UKHospitality chief executive Kate Nicholls warned that hospitality venues are in a fragile state

Industry warns of devastating impact of ‘plan B’

By Michelle Perrett

The Government’s has been warned that plans to hold vaccine passports in reserve while revealing it in its ‘Plan B’ Winter Covid plan that compulsory face masks and ‘last resort’ lockdowns could be implemented could have a drastic impact on the pub and...

Big announcement: the list reveal will be taking place later this year

Top 50 Boutique Hotels to launch later this year

By The Morning Advertiser

Following huge success in highlighting and promoting the best in the business when it comes to gastropubs and cocktail bars, the Top 50 brand is now expanding further into hospitality with the launch of the definitive guide to boutique hotels.

Large company: Stonegate, which is headed up by Simon Longbottom, is set to stay biggest pub group this year

Stonegate set to remain largest pub group in 2021

By Michelle Perrett

The 10 largest pubs groups are expected to see +7.0% growth with further consolidation in the pub market, the latest data from the Lumina Intelligence Operator Data Index has revealed.

Price rise: Food and drink inflation is expect to continue (image: Getty/Henrik Sorensen)

Food and drink prices set to rise further

By Michelle Perrett

Chronic labour shortages, insufficient manufactured stocks and post-Brexit challenges on imports are combining to create disruption and inflation across the foodservice sector, the latest CGA Prestige Foodservice Price Index has revealed.

Exclusive use: the MA Leaders Club is open to multi-site pub owners and operators

MA Leaders Club

How do I become a member of The MA Leaders Club?

By The Morning Advertiser

Want to join the biggest group of multi-site pub owners and operators you’re ever likely to see in one place? Well look no further – our comprehensive guide to the MA Leaders Club awaits below…

Pandemic impact: I say this with no expectation or not as a jibe; at the end of the day, Covid has put an exceptional strain on the hospitality sector and no one could blame someone for squeezing out more profit where possible during what has been an incredibly testing time'

Opinion

The great restaurant pricing debate

By Sarah John, director, Boss Brewing

It was popcorn at the ready for me recently as I saw the argument unfold between Wine Expert Guy Woodward and Celebrity Chef Tom Kerridge on Twitter.