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Selling: BrewDog has been in talks about selling part of the business

BrewDog admits talks to sell almost a third of business

By James Wallin, MCA

Scottish brewer and pub operator BrewDog has admitted it is considering the timescale for a potential initial public offering (IPO) and has been in discussion with investors about selling almost a third of the company.

Receding crisis: the number of weekly closures of pubs is down to 21

Future looks bright as pub closures slow

By Nikkie Sutton

For so long in the industry we have been told pubs are closing at an alarming rate. Yes, closures are continuing but the rate is slowing and multiple operators are spotting opportunities to open more sites.

Outside the box: branding expert Aidan Keane urged operators to take influence from overseas

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Look to Dubai for inspiration says brand expert

By Nikkie Sutton

Operators need to look further afield than the UK, creative expert and founder of Keane Brands Aidan Keane told delegates at The Morning Advertiser’s MA500 event in Birmingham earlier this month (16 February).

Dark Star: company plans to grow estate to 20 in next five years

Dark Star to open fifth site

By Daniel Woolfson

Brewer and pub operator Dark Star Brewing Co will open its fifth site in Crawley, West Sussex.

Weather the storm: pubs can survive the tough times ahead

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Pub food can survive the Brexit storm

By Nicholas Robinson

Food-led pubs are in the best position to weather the storm of Brexit-induced price rises and reduced consumer confidence caused by political instability.

Pub business opportunity: Dominic Worrall says rooms offer more profit

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Pubs with rooms are 'not like Fawlty Towers now'

By Nicholas Robinson

Visitor numbers across Britain are expected to rise further as the weaker pound makes it more attractive to foreigners and Brits alike, according to Dominic Worrall, owner of the Bull in Ditchling, East Sussex.

MA500 thrilling study tour unveiled

MA500 thrilling study tour unveiled

By Nikkie Sutton

The MA500 is coming to Birmingham and has arranged a fantastic study tour of some of the city centre’s most interesting and exciting venues to follow the day’s riveting line-up.