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Buying power: Tom Stainer says big companies are in the process of acquiring smaller ones

Consolidation could be the future of the pub trade

By Nikkie Thatcher

The pub trade is likely to see more consolidation with pub companies and breweries buying smaller businesses, Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) chief executive Tom Stainer told The Morning Advertiser.

Bar call: BrewDog is appealing for franchise partners

BrewDog offers ‘franchise’ opportunities

By Nicholas Robinson

Craft beer brewer and pub operator is attempting to ramp up the number of its sites by offering franchise opportunities to businesses already in the market.

Pubco in growth: Barons Pub Company looking at running 15 sites within five to 10 years

Barons Pub Company eyes up to 15 sites

By Nicholas Robinson

Growing pubco Barons Pub Company has boosted its estate to 10 venues following a double acquisition having recently secured a £2.8m loan from HSBC.

Retail site: the plans for new micropub will see the conversion of a lingerie store

Plans to turn Yarm lingerie shop into micropub

By Nicholas Robinson

A former retail site on Yarm High Street, Stockton-on-Tees, could be turned into a pub, a rare occurrence in the trade, which has seen vast declines over the years.

Future prediction: managed, branded and franchised pubs have been forecast to drive 1.9% growth

Managed pubs will drive sector growth in 2019

By Emily Hawkins

The UK pub market will reach a value of £23bn this year, up 1.9% from 2018, according to a prediction from foodservice and hospitality research agency MCA Insight.