Managed Pubs

Fuller's finance: 'It has not been easy, but prudent financial management, an estate that is 92% freehold, and a strong balance sheet mean that we will be in the best possible position to get back on a growth trajectory, Simon Emeny explained

Covid measures hit Fuller’s for £22m in six months

By Stuart Stone

Pub operator Fuller, Smith & Turner has revealed a swing of around £40m from profit to loss in its financial results for the 26 weeks to 26 September after its pubs spent more than half of the period in lockdown.

Transaction data: 'JDW sales were 22.5% below the equivalent Saturday last year. It is clearly not the case pubs are ‘dangerous places to be’,' the pub group boss Tim Martin said

JDW sales slump on Saturday before ‘rule of six’ enforced

By Nikkie Thatcher

JD Wetherspoon (JDW) saw year-on-year sales drop by more than a fifth (22.5%) on Saturday 12 September amid national reports of pubs and bars being flooded with customers ahead of the Government’s ‘rule of six’ coming into force today (Monday 14 September).

Managed expectations: Ei Group's James Croft sets out his plans for the future

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Ei Group eyes 100 managed sites a year

By Nicholas Robinson

With a growing portfolio of managed businesses under its belt, how does Ei Group strategy and retail director James Croft view the future?

Future prediction: managed, branded and franchised pubs have been forecast to drive 1.9% growth

Managed pubs will drive sector growth in 2019

By Emily Hawkins

The UK pub market will reach a value of £23bn this year, up 1.9% from 2018, according to a prediction from foodservice and hospitality research agency MCA Insight.

Rob Willock:

Enterprise's two-fingered salute to its opponents

By Rob Willock

It’s a little early to assess the full implications of Enterprise Inns’ move into managed pubs — harder for me as I wrote this on the eve of the company’s interim results, when more details of its plans were expected to emerge.

Fuller's reports 4% half-year pre-tax profit increase

Fuller's reports 4% half-year pre-tax profit increase

Fuller’s, the London-based brewer and pub operator, saw revenues grow 8% to £137.9m and adjusted pre-tax profit increase 4% to £17.1m in the 26 weeks to 29 September, a period it described as an “extraordinary six months”, and revealed that it has spent...