Economics

Licensees are displaying resilience in the face of adversity, says Rob Willock

Publicans demonstrate the power of positive thinking

By Rob Willock

The PMA’s annual Pub Market Report highlights some promising trends. Respondents to the survey cited increasingly flexible tenancy/lease contracts as one reason to be cheerful, alongside opportunities from events and occasions, food sales and hot beverages.

M&B festive sales up

M&B festive sales up

By John Harrington

Mitchells & Butlers (M&B), the managed pub operator, has reported a 6.5% rise in like-for-like sales in the nine weeks to 21 January, aided by improved weather over the Christmas period, although trading in January has been “more subdued”.

'Power of the people' - Rob Willock says pubs can create viable career paths

Enlightened self-interest

By Rob Willock

One of the most rewarding duties that befalls the editor of the Publican’s Morning Advertiser (besides all the press launches, beer tastings, industry dinners and, ahem, skiing trips) is to get involved with judging for the Publican Awards.

'Stocking the right brands is essential', writes Noli Dinkovski

Getting that range just right

By Noli Dinkovski

If you haven’t already done so, I suggest taking a look at Accolade Wine’s new website dedicated to helping the trade grow sales. Even with my suspicious approach to anything new, it didn’t take me long to realise that winningwithwine.com has some pretty...

JDW reduces long-term opening target

JDW reduces long-term opening target

By John Harrington

JD Wetherspoon, the managed pub operator, is reportedly planning to scale down its pub opening plans, blaming the tax burden being forced on the industry.

Postponed: Westminster's parking plans put on hold

Westminster parking charges delayed

By Mark Wingett

Westminster City Council will delay plans to introduce evening and weekend parking charges until after the Olympics, due to a judicial review of the new parking rates.

Brulines sees half-year results hit by pub closures

Brulines sees half-year results hit by pub closures

By John Harrington

Brulines, the beer flow monitoring company, has reported falls in turnover and pre-tax profit for the six months to 30 September 2011, on the back of pub closures and disposals.

DJ and disco nights would suffer from a hike

PPL extends consultation on controversial hike

By Adam Pescod

The British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA) has welcomed PPL’s decision to extend the consultation period on plans for huge fee rises in its Specially Featured Entertainment (SFE) tariff.

Britvic: results in line

Britvic in line with full-year expectations

Britvic, the soft drinks maker, said this morning that its trading was in line with full-year expectations as it reported a slight increase in fourth-quarter sales.