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Operating prediction: Laine directors said after reopening on 4 July, trade had exceeded expectations

Laine reports losses of £8.4m

By Finn Scott-Delany, MCA

Laine Pub Company has reported a loss after tax of £7.4m for the 50 weeks to 18 August 2019, following a profit of £1.1m in 2018.

Trade insight: operators have told of their despair around the lack of clarity as to when late-night venues can reopen

Lights out for late night?

By Georgia Cronin, MCA

Having already provided your full name and contact details, you pass by the thermal imaging camera and through the personal protection tunnel, where you remain for five seconds to ensure the chlorine dioxide has thoroughly disinfected your clothes and...

Coronavirus crisis: JD Wetherspoon said it expects an annual loss for the year ending 26 July

JD Wetherspoon pushed to annual loss

By Emily Hawkins

Pub behemoth JD Wetherspoon (JDW) has warned it will report an annual loss amid the coronavirus pandemic and its food sales will be subdued after the Government’s discount meal scheme ends.

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