Late-2000S Recession

Bish: ALMR in a strong position

ALMR boosted by membership rise

By John Harrington, M&C Report

The Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) turned around a pre-tax loss of £11,918 in 2009 to record a £6,494 surplus last year.

Saturday is busiest night out

Adapting to changing drinks market

By Tony Halstead

What strategies are operators adopting to survive pre-loading, the recession and the shift to more Saturday night trade? Tony Halstead reports.

A shift in focus

A shift in focus

By Hamish Champ

Ask any operator for a 'shopping list' of what is necessary to run a good pub and having well-trained, qualified staff is bound to feature. But...

Callaghan: buying sites back again

Callaghan buys five Yesteryear sites

By The PMA Team

The former owner of Wigan-based Yesteryear Pub Company, is understood to have bought five of the ten sites that went in to administration.

Jonathan Webster

Jonathan Webster

By The PMA Team

Jonathan Webster managing director, Greene King (GK) destination pubs (34) Jonathan Lawson managing director, GK local pubs (34), Mark Derry managing...

Heineken: first quarter volumes up

Heineken volumes boosted by S&N deal

By Ewan Turney

Heineken has reported a 12% increase in beer volumes in the first three months of 2009 thanks to the the acquisition of Scottish & Newcastle...

Buck up banks: MA is urging banks to start lending to pubs

FSB wants mediator to spark bank lending

By William Rowland

A mediator would go a long way to repairing relations be between banks and small businesses, according to trade chiefs. In a recent poll over 70% of...

Government has denied it is to have a moratorium on new laws

Gov denies plans to drop alcohol code

By Ewan Turney

The Government has denied that it is about to dump a raft of new laws, including the mandatory code on alcohol, to ease the burden on struggling...

Closed: pub insolvencies rose in 4th quarter

151% more pubs go bust over Christmas

By Ewan Turney

The number of pubs going bust in the fourth quarter of 2008 rose a massive 151% on last year as the economic downturn hit and people began to stay at...