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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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,...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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,...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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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    September 11, 2012

    The Neil Collins portfolio

    Here, in no particular order, are Neil’s shareholdings and fixed income investments, including those of his wife, Julia…...

  28. September 4, 2012

    Money market funds are left floundering

    A critic of the shadow banking industry would need a heart of stone not to laugh at the plight of euro money market funds....

  29. September 4, 2012

    Vodafone falters over lack of progress

    The FTSE 100 recorded its sharpest drop in six weeks on Tuesday, with Vodafone among the casualties. Sanford Bernstein...

  30. September 4, 2012

    Games have minimal impact on Greene King

    The Olympic Games hurt trade at Greene King’s central London pubs but helped boost sales at its venues in the suburbs. The...

  31. July 22, 2012

    Falling dividends call for action

    Before the financial crisis, equity income fund managers relied heavily on the reliable stream of dividends from the banking...

  32. July 13, 2012

    Britain’s pubs swap pints for prams

    On a recent Wednesday the bar at the Victoria Inn in Peckham resembled the local creche rather than a hub of mid-afternoon...

  33. July 8, 2012

    Young people eat and drink out more

    Young people are casting off financial worries to eat and drink out more, helping to buoy pub, restaurant and café sales,...

  34. June 28, 2012

    Food sales boost Greene King

    Greene King’s strategy of cheering up cash-strapped consumers with what it calls “everyday treats” at its pubs and...

  35. April 23, 2012

    Special occasions boost Greene King

    Budget-conscious diners and a focus on holidays such as St Patrick’s day have boosted like-for-like sales at Greene King as...

  36. February 19, 2012

    Fuller targets the ‘genteel shires’

    Fuller, Smith & Turner said it plans to follow in the footsteps of Waitrose supermarkets by targeting acquisitions in...

  37. February 2, 2012

    Pubs bank on food, not beer, to grow

    The Two Rivers retail park in Staines does not look like a traditional site for a pub. It is a sprawling collection of...

  38. February 2, 2012

    Best Investor Communication

    The shortlist is based on independent research and scoring of the annual report (print and online) and website. Greene King...

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