Greene King

PPE help: Greene King to send out personal protective equipement kits

GK to provide PPE kits for tenants

By Nicholas Robinson

Pubco and brewer Greene King is to send out 1,000 personal protective equipment (PPE) kits worth £250 each to its 1,000 pub partners, The Morning Advertiser can reveal.

Support fund: pub company Greene King has partnered with the sector’s leading support charity to help its staff

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Greene King launches support fund for staff

By Emily Hawkins

Pub operator and brewer Greene King (GK) has launched a support fund in partnership with the Licensed Trade Charity (LTC) to help its staff members.

Pub classics: GK hopes to have 500 sites offering takeaways during the coming weeks

Coronavirus

Greene King rolls out takeaway offer

By Alice Leader

Pubco-brewer Greene King is launching a takeaway service across its sites to customers who still crave traditional pub meals and drinks while they social distance themselves due to coronavirus.

Reassuring news: Greene King has said it will not ask publicans to pay rent or associated charges until further notice (image: Sludge G, Flickr)

coronavirus

Greene King delays rent collection

By Emily Hawkins

Pub company Greene King has told its tenants it will delay the collection of rent and associated payments until further notice.

Called off: Greene King distribution and production employees will not walk out this week after a pay agreement was reached

Greene King strikes cancelled

By Emily Hawkins

Strikes at Greene King warehouses have been called off after a pay agreement was reached this week.

Winter warmer: Greene King’s January sales shine through with its low and no-alcohol stock

GK boasts huge rise in low-and-no sales

By Alice Leader

Greene King has claimed a victory during Dry January as the giant pubco announced year-on-year sales of low and no-alcohol drinks up 58% across its managed estate last month.

Rapid growth: Greene King said it will be expanding its vegan offer following substantial sales in 2019

Greene King vegan sales up 265%

By Emily Hawkins

Greene King has said it will be expanding its plant-based food offer after its total sales of vegan dishes saw a year-on-year increase of 265% in the past financial year.

Previous history: Unite issued ballots for the strike last year

Greene King strike ‘could hit beer deliveries’

By Nikkie Thatcher

Greene King workers have voted for strike action following a “paltry” pay offer by the Suffolk-based brewery, union Unite has said, which could impact on deliveries from three depots.

It’s a cracker: pubco is putting the green into Greene King

Greene King goes green with its crackers

By Alice Leader

This year, Greene King is pulling a greener Christmas as it offers an eco-friendly cracker to its customers as a step to reduce its environmental impact.

Mild concerns allayed: Greene King confirmed its XX Mild ale has not been removed from its permanent brewing portfolio

GK says popular ale has not been dropped

By Emily Hawkins

Brewer and operator Greene King (GK) has confirmed that a popular beer has not been ditched from its brewing rotation despite its sale to an international property firm.

Summer announcement: the deal was revealed in August this year (image: Sludge G, Flickr)

Greene King deal completed

By Nikkie Thatcher

The £2.7bn deal for Greene King to be taken on by Hong Kong company CK Bidco has now been completed with the pubco’s share listing now cancelled on the London Stock Exchange, The Morning Advertiser’s sister title MCA has reported.

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.

Analysis: what does the Greene King deal mean for pubs?

Spotlight

Britain’s latest export – the pub?

By Nicholas Robinson

This year has been one of the biggest years for pub trade mergers and acquisitions in recent times, leading many to question what the future has in store for the humble British pub and the pubcos behind them.

Career opportunity: Greene King pushes apprenticeships

Greene King bangs sector apprenticeships drum

By Nicholas Robinson

Greene King, which is in the throes of a sale to a Hong Kong firm, is urging recent secondary school graduates to consider pursuing an apprenticeship in the hospitality trade.

North-west investments: Greene King Pub Partners has made three refurbishments in the region (image: DV8 Designs)

Greene King invests £350k into Blackpool pub

By Emily Hawkins

A Blackpool pub has been given a £350,000 refurbishment by Greene King Pub Partners – and the team behind its revival have a personal connection to the site.

Every silver lining: Greene King pub sales in 2019 have been hampered by inclement weather compared to last year

Summer rain dampens Greene King’s 2019 sales

By Stuart Stone

According to latest trading figures, sales at Greene King pubs have been hit by poor weather after a ‘return to market outperformance’ in the year to 28 April.

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