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No to card payments: cash is still king at Samuel Smith’s pubs

Confusion over Sam Smith's card payment strategy

By Alice Leader

Claims that Sam Smith's payment strategy across its estate has changed, with card payments apparently being pulled from its sites, are unfounded and outdated, a source has said.

Looking ahead: Young's boss Patrick Dardis remained positive for the future of the pub group

Young’s sees profit slip

By Nikkie Thatcher

Young’s saw its operating profit drop by 3.8% in the 26 weeks to 30 September 2019, its interim results revealed.

Business service: Chris Jowsey was appointed as Admiral Taverns chief executive in July this year

Admiral eyes growth to 1,500 sites

By Nikkie Thatcher

Admiral Taverns’ CEO Chris Jowsey says the pubco has plans to increase its estate from 1,000 sites to at least 1,500 over the coming two to three years.

Peach of a plan: Hamish Stoddart wants to keep a healthy work-life balance for staff

Maintaining price point key for gastropubs’ future

By Emily Hawkins

Peach Pubs managing director Hamish Stoddart said maintaining accessible prices and competing against the lure of the stay-at-home economy are the biggest challenges for gastropubs.

Stone-cold ambition: internal promotion is big at Stonegate with a focus on training and leadership

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'Please judge us on our track record' says Stonegate boss

By Ed Bedington

It’s been a tumultuous year in the pub trade on the acquisition front but the news that Stonegate was bidding for the much larger Ei Group still caught many by surprise. One of the leading architects of the deal Simon Longbottom reveals all.

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