Bidvest Foodservice has acquired the south-west-based distributor Caterfood in a bid to strengthen its reach, after the Publican’s Morning Advertiser (PMA) revealed the company's plans to continue its expansion.
Punch Taverns chief operating officer Neil Griffiths is a “strong candidate” for the role of chief executive, and the group would look at candidates with retail skills from inside and outside the pub sector, executive chairman Stephen Billingham has said.
Licensees running tenanted or leased (T&L) pubs have more money, health and housing worries than their freeholder or general manager counterparts, examination of the PMA’s recent survey of publicans’ wellbeing survey shows.
A group of 20 Spirit Pub Company employees have proved they are “simply the best” at the company’s annual Best Awards, recognising the most outstanding employees from across the operations team and support centre.
Punch Taverns finance director Steve Dando could receive a one-off payment of up to 100% of his annual salary - £275,000 - on successful completion of the company’s capital restructure project, according to Punch’s Annual Report (PDF).