JD Wetherspoon

International Women's Day: Business leaders, in association with Plan B

International Women’s Day

The women who lead in the on-trade

By Nicholas Robinson

There are too few women at the top level in business across the world and the UK. While pubs and bars can't escape that fact either, here we tell the stories of nine women at the top in the on-trade.

Chair's viewpoint: JDW boss Tim Martin has given a written response to an article in The Guardian

JDW boss hits back at Guardian journalist

By Nikkie Sutton

JD Wetherspoon (JDW) founder Tim Martin has lambasted claims made by a journalist Owen Jones from The Guardian, who criticised the wages the pub group pays.

‘Political propaganda’: A group of JD Wetherspoon employees have called for materials advocating a no-deal Brexit to be withdrawn

JDW staff claim Brexit materials are ‘exploitative’

By Emily Hawkins

JD Wetherspoon employees have formed a group to protest the pubco chairman’s advocacy of a no-deal Brexit within his pubs, arguing “migrants don’t drive down wages; but wealthy, exploitative bosses like Tim Martin do”.

Openings: Up to 10 new JDW pubs planned for 2019

Wetherspoon to open up to 10 new pubs

By Nicholas Robinson

Tim Martin plans to open up to 10 new Wetherspoon sites this financial year, after opening two earlier and selling six.

Brexit deal: the pros and cons among trade leaders, ahead of the EU's vote on Sunday

Trade reacts to new Brexit declaration

By Emily Hawkins

Trade leaders have been responding to the announcement that the political declaration on the future relationship of the UK and EU has been agreed.

Branding: JD Wetherspoon said it does not think of itself as a ‘brand’ after it was crowned a UK winner at the 2018 World Branding Awards (image: Stephen J Mason, Wikimedia)

JD Wetherspoon says it is 'not a brand'

By Emily Hawkins

Pub giant JD Wetherspoon said it does not think of itself as a ‘brand’, following its success at the 2018 World Branding Awards.

Strong results: JD Wetherspoon has reported a 5% increase in like-for-like sales and a 2% rise in total revenue

JDW like-for-like sales up 5%

By Emily Hawkins

JD Wetherspoon has reported a 5% increase in like-for-like sales in its annual financial report.

Like-for-like increase: JD Wetherspoon reported an increase in sales for the 10 weeks to 8 July 2018

JDW like-for-like sales increase by 5.2%

By MCA

JD Wetherspoon has reported a 5.2% increase in like-for-like sales for the 10 weeks to 8 July 2018, with total sales for the period up by 5.6%.

On the dotted line: rent reviews can make the difference between making money or closing down

Wetherspoon ‘not as clever’ as it thought on rents

By The MA

Wetherspoon has pursued a strategy of agreeing “virtually no open-market rent reviews” in past 16 to 17 years to avoid rent hikes brought about by the rise of casual dining, according to the pub company's founder Tim Martin.

User offline: JDW closes social media accounts

Wetherspoon closes all social media accounts

By Nicholas Robinson

High street pub giant JD Wetherspoon (JDW) is to close all Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts for its individual sites and head office with "immediate effect", as the pub giant loses faith in social media.

Wise up: Tim Martin considers using non-EU supply chain

JD Wetherspoon could switch to non-EU suppliers

By Georgina Townshend

JD Wetherspoon’s chairman said he is considering looking at suppliers outside the EU due to the “current posturing and threats” by Brexit negotiators, who need to “wise up”.

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