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'Careful cost management': 'the directors have a view that The City and West End will take a year to return to pre-covid levels of trade,' an Urban Pubs & Bars statement said

Urban Pubs & Bars sees significant lockdown losses

By Georgia Cronin, MCA

Urban Pubs & Bars lost out on £2.5m in sales in the first month of the March lockdown, and incurred a significant shortfall in profit due to its inability to mitigate costs immediately at the point of closure.

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.

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.

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.

Young's has enjoyed an

Young's like-for-like revenue grows

By John Harrington

Young’s, the London-based pub operator, has reported a 5.6% rise in like-for-like revenue in the 26 weeks to 30 September against “strong comparatives” in the corresponding period last year.

Regular stocktaking is vital for any licensed trade outlet to

How using a stocktaker can help your pub

By ILTSA

You wouldn’t dream of buying a new car and not having it serviced by a competent mechanic, so why take such chances with your business? A stocktaker can provide advice on a regular basis at a reasonable cost. The Institute of Licensed Trade Stock Auditors...

Amber Taverns sees EBITDA increase by one-third

Amber Taverns sees EBITDA increase by one-third

By Mark Wingett

Amber Taverns, the fast-growing operator of wet-led community pubs, saw EBITDA increase by one third to £6.8m in the year to 3 February as the 86-strong company reiterated plans to open 12 sites this year.

Bottled beer volumes rose 41.7% at St Austell

St Austell turnover breaks £100m mark

By John Harrington

St Austell Brewery, the Cornish brewer and pub operator, saw turnover exceed £100m for the first time in its history in 2012 as it bought more pubs and sold more beer.

Marston's reported strong full year results

Marston's reports strong full-year results

By John Harrington

Marston’s, the brewer and pub operator, has reported a 9.2% rise in underlying pre-tax profits to £87.8m in the year to 29 September, and announced that chairman David Thompson is to retire.

Young's exceeds £100m sales in first half

Young's exceeds £100m sales in first half

By John Harrington

Young’s, the London-based pub operator, has broken the £100m revenue mark in the six months to 1 October, which it described as a period of contrasting fortunes, with the first quarter being the wettest on record followed by a second quarter that featured...

Key events help Marston's maintain

Key events help Marston's maintain "satisfactory" performance

By John Harrington

Marston’s, the brewer and pub operator, has reported that its recent performance has been satisfactory in view of the very wet weather conditions, helped by key trading events including the Jubilee weekend, Euro 2012 and Father's Day.

Wadworth: The Wiltshire brewer and pub operator is toasting a better year

Wadworth hails better year after sales and profits rise

By M&C Report

Wadworth, the Wiltshire brewer and pub operator, has credited a rise in own-beer sales, lower overheads and the recruitment of “good new licensees” for a rise in sales and underlying profits last year.

Rogers: Young's top performing manager

Young's top manager to boost London pub

By Lesley Foottit

Young’s Pub Company has asked its top manager to turn around the fortunes of an under-performing pub as part of a profit-share agreement.

Keep your customers on board, says Phil Davison

Capture customers — and don’t let them go

By Phil Davison

Leaving your customers in charge of your relationship is a recipe for disaster. Your customers are certainly not as motivated as you are to make your pub successful, so if you want to see your profits grow you need to put yourself in the driving seat.

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.

Swish site: Hall & Woodhouse's flagship pub-restaurant in the centre of Bath

Hall & Woodhouse posts drop in profit

By Mark Wingett, M&C Report

Hall & Woodhouse, the Dorset brewer and pub operator, has reported a fall in pre-tax profit for the 52 weeks to 29 January 2011, as it incurred significant start-up costs for a flagship site in Bath and started the development of its new brewery.

At the bar: Revolution outlet in America Square

Inventive reports increased losses

By John Harrington

Inventive Leisure, the Revolution Vodka Bar operator, saw pre-tax losses increase in the year to 30 June 2011 after incurring an £880,000 impairment charge and higher interest payments.

Food pubs struggle with higher operating costs

Food pubs struggle with higher operating costs

By Lesley Foottit

Food-led operators are struggling against operating costs that are up to 7% higher than their wet-led counterparts, according to the Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR).

Carlsberg: dip in non-World Cup year

Carlsberg sees 7% drop in UK volumes

By John Harrington, M&C Report

Carlsberg has reported a 7% drop in UK volumes on last year for the six months to 30 June due to a tough comparable period.

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.

Difficult times: Wadworth

Wadworth dismay as profits tumble

By John Harrington

Wadworth, the Wiltshire brewer and pub operator, criticised the ability and attitude of some of its tenants as it reported "disappointing" results...

Young's: positive results

Young's profits up 7.1%

By Michelle Perrett

Young's, the London-based pub operator and brewer, has reported a 7.1% rise in annual operating profit for the 53 weeks to 4 April. Operating...

Findlay: eight new build pubs this half

Marston's tenanted pubs return to growth

By Ewan Turney

Marston's has hailed the impact of its quasi-franchise Retail Agreement in helping to return its tenanted division to growth for the 26 weeks to 2...

Collyer: hard work needed at Spirit

Spirit 'years from profit of its peers'

By John Harrington, M&C Report

Leading City analyst Geof Collyer has claimed that Punch Taverns' Spirit is years away from being as profitable as its peers.

Adnams: weather hit pubs and hotels

Strong second half for Adnams

By Ewan Turney

Suffolk based brewer and operator Adnams has reported a strong second half as it clawed back operating profit to finish the year broadly flat on last...

Heavitree: modest fall in pre-tax profit

Heavitree pre-tax profits remain stable

By Mark Wingett, M&C Report

Heavitree Brewery, the Devon-based brewer and pub operator, has reported a modest fall of 2.2% in pre-tax profit to £1.225m for the year to 31st...

Ten years for Chameleon: Phil Strong (L) and Barry Whitehead (R)

Chameleon reports operating profit uplift

By Ewan Turney

North England based Chameleon Pub Company is looking to add two sites to its portfolio in 2011 as it celebrates its tenth anniversary. Chameleon,...

Bar Boosters: take away pizza

25% take up S&NPC Bar Boosters scheme

By Lesley Foottit

A quarter of Scottish & Newcastle Pub Company lessees have taken up the company's diversification Bar Boosters scheme after just six months.