Big losses: casual dining is in the spotlight

Time to go back to the wet-trade future?

By Nicholas Robinson

A spate of casual-dining chain closures has left the pub trade – once again – questioning its future, but the stories behind the doom-laden headlines of Jamie’s Italian, Prezzo and others may offer hope to our sector.

Vibrant industry: pub groups were lauded for their fast growth and innovation in the hospitality sector

Pub groups recognised at the Retailers’ Retailer Awards

By James Wallin, MCA

Cutting edge pub groups were recognised at this year’s Retailers’ Retailer Awards, now in their 20th year and organised by MCA, the Morning Advertiser’s sister title, at London’s Guildhall on Wednesday night.

Graduate landmark: Greene King records record number of apprentices

Greene King hits 10,000 apprentices milestone

By Stuart Stone

Suffolk-based pub retailer and brewer Greene King celebrated the start of National Apprenticeship Week by announcing that it’s apprenticeship schemes have helped 10,000 people graduate to roles within the organisation.

Craft credentials: Fuller’s announces Dark Star take over

Fuller’s announces Dark Star take over

By Mark Wingett, MCA

Fuller’s is set to enhance its craft beer credentials after acquiring West Sussex-based Dark Star Brewing for an undisclosed sum, The Morning Advertiser’s sister title MCA has learned.