Cautious optimism: JDW reports sales uplift in recent trading period (Getty/ Ingolf Hatz)

JDW ‘cautiously optimistic for future’

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Pub giant JD Wetherspoon (JDW) is “cautiously optimistic” for the future, after reporting sales growth of 13.1% versus the same period last year in a recent trading update.

Great British Pub Awards and Wetherspoons results show diversity is key

Diversity is key for the Great British pub

By Ed Bedington

The recent Great British Pub Awards was a triumphant celebration of the diversity and richness of the UK’s pub offer, with businesses of all stripes recognised for excellence across the board.

CGA BrandTrack: JDW most visited brand in six-month period (Pictured: JDW chair Tim Martin)

JDW 'most visited licensed brand'

By The Morning Advertiser

JD Wetherspoon (JDW) was the most visited licensed brand and the third most visited brand in the UK’s hospitality sector during six-month period, according to the latest CGA BrandTrack.

Tim Martin: 'One of the most surprising statistics has been the apparent low level of transmission of the virus in pubs'

Wetherspoon to put workers on its board

By Michelle Perrett

Managed pub operator Wetherspoon has revealed that it is planning to promote a number of ‘worker directors’, who are experienced pub or area managers, to board positions.

 Food supply: 'We believe that we can resume normal deliveries of bloomer bread to our pubs next week' JDW boss Tim Martin said

JDW hit by bread shortage

By Michelle Perrett

Pub chain JD Wetherspoon (JDW) has been hit by a bread shortage, which has impacted on 13 of its breakfast menu dishes.

Discount denied: 'It leaves us with no breathing space. Essentially the discount is totally irrelevant to us,' Phil Urban, CEO of M&B, said (Image: selensergen/Getty Images)

‘Business rates cap will harm pub revival’

By Stuart Stone

The Government must re-consider its proposed £2m business rates relief cap or face the continued “systemic closure” of pubs, according to Colliers International’s head of business rates.

Crestfallen: it is hoped the dispute will be solved without reference to an archaic court (image: Jaggery, Geograph)

Resolution needed over JDW carpet row

By Emily Hawkins

A town council has said it is hopeful that a dispute over the design of a JD Wetherspoon pub carpet will be resolved without legal action.

Branding: JD Wetherspoon said it does not think of itself as a ‘brand’ after it was crowned a UK winner at the 2018 World Branding Awards (image: Stephen J Mason, Wikimedia)

JD Wetherspoon says it is 'not a brand'

By Emily Hawkins

Pub giant JD Wetherspoon said it does not think of itself as a ‘brand’, following its success at the 2018 World Branding Awards.

Strong results: JD Wetherspoon has reported a 5% increase in like-for-like sales and a 2% rise in total revenue

JDW like-for-like sales up 5%

By Emily Hawkins

JD Wetherspoon has reported a 5% increase in like-for-like sales in its annual financial report.

On the dotted line: rent reviews can make the difference between making money or closing down

Wetherspoon ‘not as clever’ as it thought on rents

By The MA

Wetherspoon has pursued a strategy of agreeing “virtually no open-market rent reviews” in past 16 to 17 years to avoid rent hikes brought about by the rise of casual dining, according to the pub company's founder Tim Martin.

Wetherspoons pub sales

JDW reports positive outlook as like-for-like sales up

By John Harrington

JD Wetherspoon says it expects to achieve a slightly better outcome for its current financial year than previously anticipated, as it reports a 3.5% rise in like-for-like sales in the 11 weeks to 14 July and an increase in operating margins.

Coffee: maximise hot drink sales

Coffee: make a profit from the daily grind

By Ian Boughton

Ian Boughton explains how serving coffee can boost takings during typically quiet periods and bring in a whole new clientele to your pub. It is no...