Like-For-Like Sales

Positive news: Marston’s CEO Ralph Findlay.

Marston’s like-for-like sales rise

By Nikkie Sutton

Pubco Marston’s has released its trading update for the 16 weeks to 21 January 2017 ahead of its annual general meeting.

Accusation: Tim Martin says economists have misunderstood the EU situation for 30 years

Tim Martin calls EU predictions 'catastrophically poor'

By Michelle Perrett

JD Wetherspoon chairman Tim Martin has accused economists, politicians and intellectuals of failing to understand the implications of leaving the EU, while JD Wetherspoon reports positive results.

Simon Emeny: disposals planned in tenanted department

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Fuller's reports tough times for tenanted division

By Ma Freelance

Fuller’s chief executive Simon Emeny has told The Morning Advertiser’s sister title MCA that the group is focused on boosting profits in its tenanted division through a mixture of disposals and a greater focus on food.

Summer growth: wet-led businesses have performed well

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Strong summer performance for managed pubs

By Daniel Woolfson

Managed pub and restaurant groups performed well over the summer despite worries customers would spend less because of June’s Brexit vote.

Wet-led pubs lead growth over Christmas

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Wet-led pubs lead growth over Christmas

By MC Allegra FS

Wet-led pubs and bars drove growth over the Christmas and New Year period with like-for-like sales up 1.8%, across the Coffer Peach Business Tracker.

M&B reports revenue up 6.6%

M&B reports revenue up 6.6%

By MC Allegra FS

Mitchells & Butlers has reported like-for-like sales up 0.8% for the year to 26 September with revenue up 6.6% to £2.1bn.

Marston's announces sales growth

Marston's announces sales growth

By M&C Allegra

Marston’s has reported like-for-like sales in its managed estate up 1.8% for the year ended 3 October with Taverns growing 2% and Leased 4%.

Greene King: Sales up & Spirit integration 'going well'

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Greene King: Sales up & Spirit integration 'going well'

By Ruth Williams, MC Allegra FS

Greene King has this morning announced that like-for-like sales across its managed retail estate grew by 1.3% in the 18 weeks to 6 September, with growth of 1.9% in the last 10 weeks.

Easter is now close to joining Christmas as a benchmark period in operators’ diaries, the research shows

Strong Easter rescues disappointing March for eating out sector

By James Wallin, M&C Report

Easter weekend like-for-like sales across the eating and drinking out sector were up 5.1% year-on-year, according to the latest Coffer Peach Business Tracker, but followed the first monthly drop in like-for-like sales for two year.

M&B served more than 200,000 meals on Christmas Day

M&B like-for-like sales up 4.8% over Christmas period

By James Wallin, M&C Report

Managed pub operator Mitchells & Butlers has reported like-for-like sales up 4.8% for the festive fortnight and 7.1% on Christmas Day, when more than 200,000 meals were sold.

Marston's reported sales growth across its estate

Marston's reports full-year sales growth

By James Wallin, M&C Report

Marston’s has reported like-for-like sales up 3.1% year on year in its Premium and Destination arm for the 52 weeks to 4 October 2014.

M&B chief executive Alistair Darby said the business is 'gathering momentum'

Full-year sales and revenue up at M&B

By Mark Wingett, M&C Report

Mitchells & Butlers (M&B) has this morning reported a 0.6% increase in like-for-like sales for the 52 weeks to 27 September 2014, while total revenue climbed 4% to £1.97bn.

Food-led pubs were the big winners in July, according to Coffer Peach

Food the winner as sales grow 2.2% in July

By Ruth Williams, M&C Report

Managed operators in the pub sector have delivered consistent growth for 16 months, after reporting a 2.2% increase in like-for-like sales in July, new figures show.

Mitchells & Butlers reported positive results for the past six months

Mitchells & Butlers sees sales hike in first half of year

By John Harrington

Mitchells & Butlers (M&B) has this morning reported a 1.1% increase in like-for-like sales for the 28 weeks to 12 April 2014 and said that its performance had been underpinned by a turnaround in volume performance.

Sales were down 3.8% over the Easter weekend

Leading operators experience Easter weekend sales dip

By Mark Wingett

Like-for-like sales declined 3.8% over the Easter weekend across 25 leading pub and restaurant groups against the corresponding four-day holiday last year, according to latest figures from the Coffer Peach Business Tracker.

JDW chair Tim Martin: 'The biggest danger to the pub industry is the continuing tax disparity between supermarkets and pubs'

JD Wetherspoon like-for-like sales rise 5.2%

By John Harrington

JD Wetherspoon has reported a 5.2% rise in like-for-like sales in the 26 weeks to 26 January, with profits before tax and exceptionals up 8.5% to £37.8m.

Mitchells & Butlers: it announced a 1% decline in like-for-like sales for the nine weeks to 21 September

Mitchells & Butlers Q4 like-for-likes down 1%

By Mark Wingett

Mitchells & Butlers (M&B) has this morning announced a 1% decline in like-for-like sales for the nine weeks to 21 September, but said that it expected to deliver a full-year result in line with expectations.

Shepherd Neame has reported a 'solid' performance across its estate

Shepherd Neame reports managed like-for-like sales growth

By John Harrington

Shepherd Neame, the Kent brewer and pub operator, has reported a 3.3% rise in like-for-like sales at its managed sites in the 52 weeks to 29 June and a “robust” performance of its tenanted estate, where like-for-like EBITDA fell 1%.

Wetherspoon's revenues grew grew 7% to £1.28bn

JD Wetherspoon reports healthy sales rise

By John Harrington

JD Wetherspoon, the managed pub operator, has reported a 5.8% rise in like-for-like sales in the year to 28 July, with profits before tax and exceptionals up 6.3% to £76.9m, in what it called a “year of progress”.

M&B chief Alistair Darby said the business was on target to deliver in line with expectations

M&B reports small Q3 like-for-like sales increase

By John Harrington

Mitchells & Butlers (M&B) has this morning reported a 1.6% increase in like-for-like sales in its third quarter, including a 2% rise in performance in the most recent nine weeks.

M&B like-for-like food sales were up 1.4%

Increased food sales drive M&B profit growth

By Mark Wingett

Mitchells & Butlers (M&B) has reported a 0.3% rise in like-for-like sales for the 28 weeks to 13 April and set out what it described as its 'five-star' approach to the market.

Mitchells & Butlers like-for-like sales down despite strong Christmas

Like-for-like sales down at M&B despite strong Christmas

By M&C Report

Mitchells & Butlers has reported a 1% sales increase across its estate for the 14 weeks to 5 January, helped by a 4% rise over the Christmas period, but that challenging trading conditions since Xmas had led to like-for-like sales declining by 0.3%...

Marston's reports 1.2% rise in like-for-like sales

Marston's reports 1.2% rise in like-for-like sales

By Mark Wingett

Marston’s, the brewer and pub operator, has reported a 1.2% rise in like-for-like sales in its managed arm in the 16 weeks to 19 January, including growth of 5.8% over the festive period (three weeks to 5 January) and +10% on Christmas Day.

JDW grew its sales but issued warning over operating margin

Wetherspoon's like-for-like sales rise

By M&C Report

JD Wetherspoon has reported an 8% rise in like-for-like sales in the 11 weeks to 13 January but said it expects operating margin for H1 to be c8.2%, roughly 1.1% lower than in the previous financial year, due to rising costs.

Spirit reports 2.3% rise in like-for-like sales

Spirit reports 2.3% rise in like-for-like sales

By John Harrington

Spirit Pub Company has reported a 2.3% rise in like-for-like sales in its managed division in the 20 weeks to 5 January - with festive like-for-likes at +5% - and says it has converted eight leased sites to franchise, with five adopting the John Barras...

Whitbread reports 4.2% rise in like-for-like sales in second quarter

Whitbread reports 4.2% rise in like-for-like sales in second quarter

By Mark Wingett, M&C Report

Whitbread, the leisure group, has reported a 4.2% rise in like-for-like sales for the 11 weeks to 16 August, driven by a 5.7% rise in sales across its Costa Coffee estate and a 4.9% increase in sales through its 389-strong pub restaurant division.

Profits up to £4.5m for Brains

Profits up to £4.5m for Brains

SA Brains, the Cardiff-based brewer and pub operator, 6.2% rise in profits to £4.5m for the year ending 30 September 2011 and said that trading in its current financial year to date had been “satisfactory” and was “broadly on plan” despite the tough economic...

Whitbread reports a 2.6% increase in like-for-like sales

Whitbread reports a 2.6% increase in like-for-like sales

By Mark Wingett, M&C Report

Whitbread has reported a 2.6% increase in like-for-like sales for the year to 1 March 2012, on the back of continued growth at Costa Coffee, but said that trading had been variable during the year and that it expected that trend to continue.

Packed out: TCG’s Tattershall Castle, New Year’s Eve 2011

Festive trading brings positive results

Pub operators saw positive trade over the festive period, hailing the two long weekends and Christmas falling on a Sunday as an excuse for more people to go out.

Whitbread to meet FY expectations

Whitbread to meet FY expectations

By Mark Wingett

Whitbread, the owner of Beefeater and Brewers Fayre, said this morning that it was on track to meet full-year expectations, as it reported a rise in like-for-like sales across all its divisions for the 13 weeks to 1 December, but warned that trading continued...

Sales up at Novus Leisure

Sales up at Novus Leisure

By Mark Wingett

Novus Leisure, the privately-owned bar and club group led by Steve Richards, has reported a rise in full-year sales on the back of its pre-bookings and continued investment in its existing estate.

Marston's profits and revenues up

Marston's profits and revenues up

By John Harrington

Marston’s, the brewer and pub operator, this morning reported a 9.4% rise in pre-tax profits on revenues up 4.8% in the year to 1 October 2011, with the new build programme and the growth of the Retail Agreements credited for the performance.

Geronimo boosts Young's half year results

Geronimo boosts Young's half year results

By Mark Wingett

Young’s, the London-based pub operator, has reported a rise in half-year sales on the back of its acquisition of Geronimo Inns last December, good trading in its existing estate and strong growth in profits across it hotels.