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

City news

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.

Greene King reported record Valentine's Day sales

Company news

Greene King announces positive full-year results

By Mark Wingett, M&C Report

Greene King has reported like-for-like sales up 0.4% for the 51 weeks to 26 April in its Retail division but said it had seen record Valentine’s Day sales of £4m and a 2.4% like-for-like increase over Easter.

Beer Marketing Awards: The Winners


Beer Marketing Awards: The Winners

By Pete Brown

There are many awards for the beer industry and they’re almost all for the product — and rightly so. But marketing is essential to brewers if they want to sell any liquid. Pete Brown examines the winners of the new Beer Marketing Awards.

Greene King: it has seen growth in food like-for-likes

Greene King reports 4.6% rise in lfl sales across retail arm

By John Harrington

Greene King has reported a 4.6% rise in like-for-like sales across its Retail arm in the 18 weeks to 1 September, with “difficult” comparatives of the Jubilee and Euro 2012 “offset by the better summer weather”, and says it reached the 1,000 site mark...

Greene King reports 3.7% increase in like-for-like sales

Greene King reports 3.7% increase in like-for-like sales

By John Harrington

Greene King, the brewer and pub operator, has reported a 3.7% rise in like-for-like sales in its managed Retail division in the 36 weeks to 6 January and said it experienced record Christmas bookings and "strong" like-for-like sales growth during...

Greene King like-for-like sales are up

Like-for-like sales up for Greene King

By Michelle Perrett

Suffolk brewer and operator, Greene King, reported like-for-like sales growth of 4.7% in its managed pub division for the 51 weeks to 24 April 2011.

Adnams: holding prices to help licensees

Adnams freezes beer prices for a third year

By Ewan Turney

Suffolk brewer and pub operator Adnams has frozen its own beer prices to its 70 tenants and freetrade customers for a third year. Adnams will hold...

Pern: new book

Top Gastropub owner launches new cookbook

By Lesley Foottit

The chef/owner of the top gastropub in the Morning Advertiser's "Old Speckled Hen" Top 50 Gastropubs 2010 is launching a second cookbook. "Loose...

Top50gastropubs finalists announced

MA gastropub finalists named

By Jo Bruce

The finalists in the Morning Advertiser's "Old Speckled Hen" Top 50 Gastropubs 2010 special awards have been announced.

Gastropub Awards: one week to enter

One week left to enter Gastropub Awards

By Jo Bruce

Licensees have one week left to enter two special awards in the "Old Speckled Hen" Top 50 Gastropub Awards 2010. The closing date for entries is 2...

Top 50 Gastropubs: now open for entries

Top 50 Gastropub Awards: enter now

By Jo Bruce

Are you a dining pub which has added an exciting new element to your pub's business or a newly opened gastropub that deserves to get noticed? If so,...

Old Speckled Hen: Dave sponsorship continues

Old Speckled Hen to remain on Dave

By Robyn Lewis

A woman eating locusts, footballing nuns and a man on a tiny bike all star in the latest ads for Old Speckled Hen. Brewer Greene King has announced...

Greene King: Old Speckled Hen

Greene King Christmas campaign

By Lesley Foottit

Greene King has revealed its real ale offers for the Christmas season, including Abbot Reserve and Rocking Rudolph.

Play it a Hen, Sam

Play it a Hen, Sam

By Matt Eley Matt

A musical beer lover has combined his two passions to create a new version of Beethoven's Ode to Joy. Old Speckled Hen devotee Jonathan Vincent...

Old Speckled Hen: TV tie-up

TV debut for Old Speckled Hen

By Sonya Hook

Old Speckled Hen makes its TV debut as it replaces Cobra as the beer sponsor of TV channel Dave. Greene King's flagship ale brand will be on TV for...

Old Speckled Hen: The not so traditional ale

Old Speckled Hen: The not so traditional ale

By Rosie Davenport

Old Speckled Hen is to be positioned as "the not so traditional ale" in a £1.5m drive to attract a younger style-conscious crowd. Central to the...



Innis & Gunn at the Fringe Innis & Gunn oak-aged beer is sponsoring a series of gigs at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival's Acoustic Music Centre...



A pub, by any other name... A licensee is reportedly installing beds in her pub and calling it a hotel room in a bid to dodge the smoking ban. Dawn...

The perfect match

The perfect match

The Beer With Food Week extravaganza persuaded some foodies that beer is set to reclaim its position at the head of the table Last month more than...