JW Lees: price freeze this year

JW Lees freezes prices

By John Harrington

Manchester brewer JW Lees plans to freeze the wholesale and retail price of its beers during 2010. The brewer said it would be "cynical" to raise...

Enterprise Inns: £18m on rent concessions and special discounts

Enterprise reports sharp drop in profits

By The PMA Team

Enterprise Inns has reported a £55m drop in full-year pre-tax profits to £208m for the year to 30 September. Profit after exceptional items was £11m compared to £209m in 2008.

Bish: benchmarking survey a useful tool

Pub benchmarking survey open to all

By Ewan Turney

A benchmarking survey of pub operating costs — designed to help in rent calculations — has been opened up to the whole trade for the first time....


Luminar sales drop 3.3%

By The PMA Team

Nightclub company Luminar has reported same outlet sales fell by 3.3% during the first 18 weeks of the year to 2 July compared to the previous year....

Punch: challenging trading environment

Punch: leased and managed divisions stable

By The PMA Team

Punch Taverns has reported that it has stabilised performance in both its leased and managed division for the 40 weeks to 30 May. Like-for-like...

Cost of a pub meal hit a high in 2008

Pub meal prices could drop to 2006 levels

By Ewan Turney

The cost of a pub meal could drop back to 2006 levels as competition for customers increases, according to one market analyst. Peter Backman of...

Budget: bad news for leased pubs

Fears grow over tenanted & managed price gap

By Tony Halstead

The widening drinks price gap between tenanted and managed pubs grew further this week as the real effect of the Budget duty hike became clear. The...

JD Wetherspoon: like-for-like sales up 0.5% in third quarter

JD Wetherspoon: trading resilient

By Ewan Turney

JD Wetherspoon recorded a like-for-like sales increase of 0.5% for the 13 weeks to 26 April and is now "slightly more positive" about its prospects.

Harveys brewery joint MD Miles Jenner and Camra's Paula Waters express dissatisfaction at the cost to the consumer

Price of a pint up 5.5% on last year

By Ewan Turney

The price of a pint of real ale has increased by an average of 5.5% since last year's Budget, according to new figures from the Camra.