Licensed Multiple Retailers

Trade anger: Liverpool has agreed to implement a late-night levy policy

Licensing

Industry slams Liverpool late-night levy decision

By James Evison

The Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers and British Beer & Pub Association have described the move by Liverpool City Council to implement a late-night levy as "disappointing" and questioned if the local authority has the powers to...

'Green shoots' of recovery for pubs

'Green shoots' of recovery for pubs

By Emily Sutherland

The future of pubs outside the capital is increasingly bright according to analysts CGA Strategy, with the on-trade market in growth for the first time in five years.

The polycarbonate containers Egg London has been forced to use

Police crackdown on glassware in London pubs

By Ellie Bothwell

Licensees are being forced to serve drinks in plastic “urine sample-style” containers as police and councils crackdown on glassware in pubs and clubs operating after midnight.

The prize limit will increase from £70 to £100

Gaming machine maximum prize limits to rise

By Ellie Bothwell

The prize limit for ‘Category C’ or ‘fruit’ machines has increased to £100, and the stake limit has retained at £1, after the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) and Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) lobbied for the rise.

Burdensome regulations: the late-night and early

Trade must fight new legal burdens

By Michelle Perrett

The industry needs to fight its corner to ensure the late-night levy (LNL) and early morning restriction orders (EMROs) are not too burdensome on the trade, claims Peter Coulson, the Publican’s Morning Advertiser’s legal editor.

Clear-up operation: the aftermath of the riots in Ealing, west London

Riots: Trade associations called to riot meeting

By Michelle Perrett

Trade associations were called to a crunch meeting with the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) and the Metropolitan Police over the effect of the rioting across the UK, yesterday.

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.

Bish concerned about costs

Licence fees could add 13p to a pint

By Michelle Perrett

Government plans to reform the system for setting alcohol licence fees could add the equivalent of 13p to a pint of beer, claims the Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR).

Carolyn Matthews of Daniel Thwaites was BDM of the year for 2010

ALMR seeks the top ops managers

By Gurjit Degun

The Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) is again looking for the best operations managers in the licensed leisure sector.

More costs for the pub trade? Licence fee hikes could be on the way

Postcode lottery for licence fees

By John Harrington, M&C Report

Licensees and pub operators could face a postcode lottery over the size of their licence fees from 2012. One trade body has warned it could lead to a £100m increase in licence fee costs for pubs across the country.

ALMR: recognising the best ops managers

ALMR's top operations managers revealed

By John Harrington

Winners of the Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers Operations Managers Awards were announced at the ALMR's Christmas Luncheon today.

Castle Rock: joined ALMR

ALMR unveils eight new members

By The PMA Team

The Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers has had eight companies join the trade body in the past month. They are: • Abbey Inns with four...

ALMR: disappointed with proposals

ALMR: review is top down stick bashing of pubs

By Ewan Turney & Gemma McKenna

One trade group has blasted the proposed licensing changes as top down stick bashing of pubs. The Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR)...

Bish: Award has results

Enter ALMR ops managers awards now

By John Harrington

The Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers has issued a call for more entries for its Operations Managers Awards.

More people could get access to cheap Sky Sports and Premier League football

Pubs left out of Sky price cut plans

By Ewan Turney

Pubs have been left out in the cold over the proposed deal to force Sky to slash its prices to other broadcasters. And pubs could be further hit as...

ALMRchief executive Nick Bish has asked for six months to save the pub industry

ALMR: give us 6 months to sort it out

By MA reporter

The Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers has written to BEC chairman Peter Luff asking for six months to sort the industry's problems out.

Punch: will attend talks

Punch up for ALMR crunch talks

By Ewan Turney

Punch Taverns has said it will attend the meeting to discuss plans for reforming the pubco model. The Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers is...

Trust in the Trade: time for change

Pubcos 'must evolve now'

By The PMA Team

Tenanted pub companies now need to accept criticism and engage on how to evolve their business model, a panel of leading observers has claimed.

Bish: opportunity for change needs to be grasped

ALMR: pubcos willing to change

By Ewan Turney

Many of the issues with the tie can be resolved without the interference of the competition authorities, says the ALMR.

Bish: time for change

ALMR calls for major changes to pubco model

By Ewan Turney

The Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) has proposed implementing major changes to the pubco model to ensure a "fair distribution of the economic benefit between the landlord and the lessee".

Pubs are supervised and responsible environments, says ALMR

ALMR: promote pubs as responsible

By Ewan Turney

The Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) has called on the Government to promote pubs as supervised and responsible drinking environments.

Bish: told MPs beer tie should be phased out

ALMR clarifies stance on beer tie to BEC

By Ewan Turney

The Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) has written to the Business and Enterprise Committee to clarify its position on the beer tie.