Trading Conditions

What's in the news 25 November

Another Christmas lost?

By Ed Bedington

The Morning Advertiser's Ed Bedington catches up with hospitality expert Paul Pavli to get his take on the week's news, dominated by the rail union's decision to announce fresh strikes.

Mitchells & Butlers bemoans 'difficult' August

M&B bemoans 'difficult' August

By John Harrington, M&C Report

Mitchells & Butlers (M&B), the managed operator, has reported a 0.1% rise in like-for-like sales in the nine weeks to 20 September following “difficult” trading conditions in the pub sector in August.

Davies: in charge at Brakspear

Brakspear profits dip

By John Harrington, M&C Report

Brakspear, the tenanted and leased pub operator, saw pre-tax profits fall 3.9% to £3.245m in 2010 amid "challenging" trading conditions. Turnover...

Adnams: Trading is tough

Adnams issues profit warning

By M&C Report

Adnams, the Suffolk brewer, has issued a profit warning, saying that its first half operating profits would be "substantially lower" than last year's...



Trevor M Watson Director Davis Coffer Lyons It is now widely accepted that trading conditions in the leisure sector are likely to be more difficult...