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  1. December 4, 2014

    Greene King expects continued consumer caution

    Greene King, the pub company and brewer, warned that consumer spending was likely to remain subdued as wage pressures cut...

  2. November 23, 2014

    Cutting beer tie not enough to save pub

    Trebles all round! Westminster voted last week to amend the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill and give tenants...

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  1. November 19, 2014

    UK pub groups rocked by MPs’ vote to call time on beer tie

    Pub companies face a decline in investor confidence and months of uncertainty after a shock decision by MPs to unwind the...

  2. November 4, 2014

    Spirit Pub Company agrees to Greene King’s £774m offer

    Greene King chief executive Rooney Anand predicted more merger deals in the pub industry after winning agreement from Spirit...

  3. October 25, 2014

    C&C shares slide after Spirit Pub approach

    C&C Group, the Dublin-based manufacturer of Bulmers and Magners cider and Tennents lager, suffered a share price fall of...

  4. October 23, 2014

    Spirit Pub Company rebuffs offer from C&C Group

    Spirit Pub Company has dismissed an approach from Irish drinks maker C&C Group, leaving Greene King in pole position to...

  5. October 22, 2014

    Spirit profits rise as Greene King deadline nears

    Spirit Pub Co, which on Monday said it would approve a merger approach from Greene King, has set aside £75m to fund...

  6. October 20, 2014

    RBS clutches adolescent P2P lending to its bosom, regardless of risk

    Peer-to-peer lending seems to be all grown up and ready to settle down. Lending Club, the world’s biggest such business, is...

  7. October 20, 2014

    Greene King offer for Spirit shows pub groups’ resilient nature

    Rising beer duties, the smoking ban, changes in drinking habits and chronic debt – all have contributed to thousands of pub...

  8. October 20, 2014

    Greene King tops up Spirit offer

    Pub operator Greene King has persuaded the board of rival group Spirit to accept a revised offer, paving the way for the...

  9. October 2, 2014

    Babcock slips as tracker funds exit

    Babcock International’s £1.6bn purchase of helicopter operator Avincis in March has come with a sting in the tail: it locks...

  10. September 23, 2014

    Greene King bids £725m for Spirit Pub

    Pub group Greene King has made a £725m approach for rivals Spirit Pub Company in a deal that would create the UK’s biggest...

  11. July 18, 2014

    Life after death for the traditional boozer

    No one has ever propped up the bar at the Paper Mill micropub in Sittingbourne, Kent – because it does not have one. Each of...

  12. July 3, 2014

    Greene King pubs highlight north-south divide in spending

    Greene King illustrated a split in the recovery of UK consumer spending, with its outlets in London flying while pubs in the...

  13. June 16, 2014

    Mitchells & Butlers completes £266m Orchid acquisition

    Mitchells & Butlers has completed its £266m purchase of rival pub chain Orchid’s estate as the UK’s biggest pub group by...

  14. June 6, 2014

    World Cup fever afflicts brokers

    Ahead of the first matches in the World Cup next week, the financial services industry has been busy churning out lists of...

  15. June 3, 2014

    ‘Tied’ publicans to gain power to challenge rents

    Publicans tied to Britain’s big pub companies are to be given new powers to challenge rents and will have an independent...

  16. May 29, 2014

    Mitchells & Butlers in talks to buy Orchid pubs

    Mitchells & Butlers has entered into exclusive talks to acquire the bulk of pubs owned by upmarket group Orchid in a £250m...

  17. May 1, 2014

    Greene King sells 275 tenanted pubs for less than book value

    Greene King has become the latest pub group to offload a big chunk of its tenanted estate by agreeing to sell a quarter of...

  18. April 30, 2014

    Greene King looks to crown strong growth with acquisitions

    The chief executive of Greene King said the pub group was open to making acquisitions, as the owner of 2,200 pubs and...

  19. March 7, 2014

    ‘Democratise drawdown’ says Nest

    Nest, the state-sponsored workplace pension scheme, is looking at ways to make income drawdown, typically the preserve of...

  20. February 6, 2014

    Listed pub sector serves up a healthier round of figures

    Pubs closing their doors. Food and drink costs rising. Britons drinking less beer. By some measures, the future of the pub...

  21. January 19, 2014

    Pub groups start the year on a frothy note

    Christmas was a good time to be a pub owner. A midweek Christmas and New Year’s eve gave many in the UK a near-two week...

  22. January 13, 2014

    Consumers get the drinks in at Greene King over Christmas

    Consumers cracked open their wallets over Christmas but are still feeling the pinch, according to the head of pub group...

  23. December 23, 2013

    Pub groups sanguine on 10 drinking days of Christmas

    Never mind the 12 days of Christmas – pub groups have their eyes on the 10 drinking day of Christmas. With both Christmas...

  24. December 3, 2013

    Greene King cheered by Christmas party boom at pubs

    A jump in Christmas business is helping the pub owner and brewer Greene King to top off a strong summer showing. Christmas...

  25. June 27, 2013

    Greene King shrugs off gloomy weather

    Luring punters into Greene King pubs during the day helped the pub and restaurant chain shrug off the worst of the bad...

  26. April 29, 2013

    Greene King chains see record Easter

    Bumper Easter weekend trading helped Greene King shrug off miserable March weather as the pub group and brewer continued to...

  27. March 15, 2013

    CGT reform should be Budget priority

    Dear Mr Osborne I’ve no doubt you are receiving advice and suggestions regarding the forthcoming Budget from many quarters,...

  28. January 29, 2013

    Top tips for income investing

    Investors are pouring more cash into UK equity income funds than at any time in the past five years, with some £220m flowing...

  29. January 25, 2013

    Beauty is in the eye of the market

    Small is beautiful. Elephants don’t gallop. A flea can jump up to 200 times its own height. There are lots of metaphors...

  30. January 21, 2013

    Amber Taverns cheers festive tipples

    Brisk drinking in the run-up to Christmas lifted sales at Amber Taverns. The privately owned company, which prides itself on...

  31. January 15, 2013

    Pub group shows signs of raised spirits

    Spirit’s leased pubs are showing signs of better health and should be breaking even by the end of the financial year,...

  32. January 14, 2013

    Christmas bookings boost Greene King

    Pub goers treating themselves to Christmas meals have boosted sales at Greene King. The operator of the Hungry Horse and Old...

  33. January 9, 2013

    Restaurant Group plans faster expansion

    The Restaurant Group is pressing ahead with the expansion of its chain in a bet that value-conscious consumers will continue...

  34. December 23, 2012

    Spirit to open pubs for Christmas lunch

    Spirit Pub Company will ensure its entire managed estate of 750 pubs – bar the odd City pub – is open for Christmas day...

  35. December 4, 2012

    Greene King toasts strong growth

    Greene King has reported a sharp improvement in pre-tax profits, as strong like-for-like sales growth at its managed pubs...

  36. October 22, 2012

    Inns prove a draw for UK pub groups

    Pub companies are investing in traditional inns to lure budget-conscious travellers away from mass-market hotels with...

  37. October 18, 2012

    Recession whets diners’ appetites

    When Northern Rock collapsed in 2008, Andrew Page, chief executive of The Restaurant Group, asked his finance director to...

  38. October 9, 2012

    M&S outperforms on bullish broker note

    Marks and Spencer was an outperformer as the FTSE 100 slipped for a second day. M&S jumped 3.2 per cent to 381.3p on nearly...

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