Greene King

Concerned: pubs code adjudicator Paul Newby vows to investigate MRO issues further

PCA to confront pub owning businesses over MRO blocking

By Claire Churchard

Pub-owning businesses (POBs) are blocking tied tenants’ access to the market rent only option (MRO) and going against the spirit of the pubs code, according to a report commissioned by the pubs code adjudicator’s office.

Future plans: Greene King chief executive Rooney Anand said the pubco will target further market outperformance

Greene King reports strong annual results

By MCA

Greene King has this morning reported a 1.5% increase in like-for-like sales across its managed division in the 52 weeks to 30 April 2017, driven by a good Christmas, a stronger fourth quarter and a strong performance from its Greene King Locals pubs.

Waste commitment: Greene King has set a goal for zero waste to landfill by 2020

Greene King pledges zero waste to landfill by 2020

By Georgina Townshend

Greene King has set a new target of sending zero waste to landfill by 2020, as the pubco predicts the issue of waste will become “more and more pressing” for the sector.

Low pick-up: only a handful of licensees have taken the MRO option

Meagre MRO take up across major pubcos

By Liam Coleman

Only eight licensees have taken up the market-rent-only (MRO) option across five of the six pubcos governed by the pubs code since it came into force in July 2016.

Licensing objectives cited: Greene King loses bingo application in Court of Appeal

Greene King loses bingo licence appeal

By Georgina Townshend

The Court of Appeal has refused a Greene King application to have bingo in its pubs, after the court ruled in favour of the Gambling Commission.