Punch Pubs & Co

Deal struck: Marston's will distribute beer to part of Punch's current estate

Punch strikes distribution deal with Marston’s

By Nicholas Robinson

Punch will change its delivery service ahead of its proposed takeover by Heineken and Patron Capital, following current distributor Carlsberg’s announcement to withdraw its UK delivery service.

Free of charge: customers will be able to claim a complimentary drink at participating Punch pubs

Punch brings back free pint promo

By Nikkie Sutton

Punch has announced the return of its free drinks promotion in partnership with Carling, Stella and Rekorderlig Cider.

Full co-operation: Punch update tenants on Heineken deal

Punch updates tenants on Heineken bid

By Georgina Townshend

Punch has emailed its tenants to tell them that the sale of 1,900 pubs to Heineken is expected to be completed before the end of August.

Making a difference: the licensees honoured at the event

Punch honours seven pubs for community spirit

By Liam Coleman

Punch has praised tenants from the company’s Mercury division in the north of England and Wales in a special awards ceremony to celebrate top performance.

Expansion: Punch's initial Village Pub & Kitchen sites performed ahead of expectation

Punch grows Village Pub & Kitchen estate

By James Wallin, MCA

Punch has grown its Village Pub & Kitchen format to seven sites and is assessing its estate for the next stage of rollout, MCA has learnt.

Punch shareholders back Heineken/Patron bid

Punch shareholders back Heineken/Patron bid

By James Wallin, MCA

Punch shareholders have overwhelmingly backed the Patron/Heineken bid to acquire the company in a deal valuing the UK’s second biggest pub company at £1.8bn.

Takeover: the Punch board will meet on Friday to discuss Heineken's bid

Heineken's Punch takeover not a blanket MRO trigger

By Liam Coleman

Heineken’s proposed deal to buy 1,900 Punch pubs will not act as an immediate blanket trigger for all the tenants to be able to request the market-rent-only (MRO) option, according to a letter from the pubs code adjudicator's (PCA) office.

Takeover: Heineken is now the sole bidder for 1,900 Punch pubs

Route clear for Heineken's Punch pubs takeover

By Liam Coleman

Heineken is now the only remaining bidder for a portfolio of 1,900 Punch pubs after rival bidder Emerald Investment confirmed that it would not pursue its bid further.

Revamp: The Cross Keys is undergoing a £160,000 investment

Punch pumps funds into Liverpool pubs

By Liam Coleman

Punch has announced plans to capitalise on an "exciting time for the city" of Liverpool by investing £450,000 in two of its city centre pubs.

Punch tenants want clarity over Heineken

Punch tenants demand clarification on Heineken deal

By Michelle Perrett

The Punch Tenant Network (PTN), the campaign group representing Punch licensees, has called on the pubs code adjudicator (PCA) to clarify the position if Heineken’s bid for the pub company is successful.

December 2016 pub openings

Openings

December 2016 pub openings

By Nikkie Sutton

The Morning Advertiser takes a look at new openings and pub facelifts in the last month of 2016.

Punch licensees: some 21 requests for the MRO option are under review

MRO

40 Punch licensees request MRO statistics

By James Wallin, MCA

Punch has revealed 40 licensees have asked what the difference in costs would be if they decided to take the market rent-only option (MRO) since the pubs code came into force in July.

Proud: Duncan Garrood has congratulated all the Punch sites featured

Good Beer Guide 2017

Almost 200 Punch pubs in Good Beer Guide

By Nikkie Sutton

Almost 200 Punch pubs have featured in the Campaign for Real Ale’s Good Beer Guide 2017, which features 4,500 pubs nationwide.

Spark: Pavli is urging licensees to

Opinion

Paul Pavli: "Hit a sticky patch? Produce a new business plan"

By Paul Pavli

One thing that never changes in the British pub market is the constant changes. Not only are there the usual internal industry challenges, from changing legislation to mergers and acquisitions, but influential external factors, from the rise of casual-dining...

Punch Chief Strategy Officer Neil Griffiths, who is to stand down in November 2016

Pubcos

Punch strategy chief to quit role

By James Evison

Punch's chief strategy officer, Neil Griffiths is standing down from his role and will leave in November 2016.

On the up: CEO Garrood

Punch

Punch reports positive results

By Nikkie Sutton

Punch has released its figures for the 52-week financial year, which show positive growth, and hopes to issue its full year results for the same timeframe on 8 November this year.

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