Retailing

Vibrant industry: pub groups were lauded for their fast growth and innovation in the hospitality sector

Pub groups recognised at the Retailers’ Retailer Awards

By James Wallin, MCA

Cutting edge pub groups were recognised at this year’s Retailers’ Retailer Awards, now in their 20th year and organised by MCA, the Morning Advertiser’s sister title, at London’s Guildhall on Wednesday night.

Supermarket trading restricted: Good or bad for pubs?

Supermarket trading restricted: Good or bad for pubs?

By Oli Gross

Plans to extend Sunday trading hours for supermarkets have been pulled after David Cameron expected opposition within his party, but would a relaxation of trading laws damage trade, or be beneficial?

M&B integrates 173 pubs; director goes to Enterprise Inns

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M&B integrates 173 pubs; director goes to Enterprise Inns

By MC Allegra FS

Mitchells & Butlers (M&B) has announced it has completed the integration of the 173-strong Orchid estate it acquired for £266m last June and said that following this Steve de Polo, who was most recently Orchid programme director, has decided to...

Most of the additional cash was spent on eating out in cafes and quick service restaurants

Eating out spend rises as fuel costs drop

By Mike Berry

Spending on eating out has increased as the fall in petrol prices drove consumers to pump an additional £12.81 each into the UK economy last month, as they benefited from an extra £19.81 in their pockets.

CAMRA says two pubs each week were converted into supermarkets between January 2012 and January 2014

MPs seek to end pub planning rights ‘scandal’

By Ellie Bothwell

MPs from the Parliamentary Save the Pub Group have tabled an amendment to the Infrastructure Bill, seeking to “end the scandal” of pubs being demolished or turned into supermarkets without planning permission.