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  1. September 19, 2014

    Highlights from this week’s Investors Chronicle

    Buy JD Wetherspoon (JDW) The share price still looks fairly undemanding especially given forecasts of double-digit...

  2. September 12, 2014

    JD Wetherspoon chairman attacks Scotland debate ‘scaremongering’

    Business leaders are “talking nonsense” and scaremongering by trying to persuade Scots to remain part of the UK by warning...

  1. July 11, 2014

    Eating out threatens supermarkets’ bread and butter

    Enzo Moschetta has seen big changes since his family bakery, Saint Sugar of London, began selling its French bread and...

  2. July 9, 2014

    JD Wetherspoon loses out after England’s early World Cup exit

    England’s early exit from the World Cup hit JD Wetherspoon’s summer trading as the UK pub group warned that margins will...

  3. 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...

  4. March 14, 2014

    JD Wetherspoon urges George Osborne to help pub industry

    JD Wetherspoon called on George Osborne, the UK chancellor, to offer the pub industry more help after last year’s beer duty...

  5. November 25, 2013

    Tim & Tonic – JD Wetherspoon moves into Ireland via Dublin bar

    Pub operator JD Wetherspoon is embarking on its first big overseas expansion by purchasing outlets in the Republic of...

  6. November 15, 2013

    Beer ordering apps could be last bell for bar queues

    First thing on a frosty Friday morning at the Parcel Yard pub, the beer taps sit unturned, the rugs lie undisturbed, and the...

  7. September 13, 2013

    Poorly performing pubs hit Wetherspoon

    Pub operator JD Wetherspoon has reported a 3 per cent decline in its annual pre-tax profit after taking a bigger writedown...

  8. August 18, 2013

    Dames make mark on non-exec boards

    There is nothing like a dame, at least when applying for a job as a non-executive director. Just under a third of all...

  9. August 6, 2013

    Zero-hours work kept down dole queues, says CBI

    The UK’s dole queues would have topped 3m during the recession had it not been for zero-hour contracts, the CBI said on...

  10. August 6, 2013

    Zero-hours work for Britain’s zero-hours economy

    The debate over zero-hours contracts has a touch of the final scene in Spartacus. “I’m zero-hours,” admits Buckingham...

  11. July 25, 2013

    Weather brightens pub takings but consumers watch for clouds

    The sun is out and pub gardens are full – but punters are still cautious about spending money, according to some of the UK’s...

  12. June 10, 2013

    Green shoots and the UK regional divide

    Economic recovery seems to be gathering pace across the UK, not just in the capital. Yorkshire and the Humber had the...

  13. May 8, 2013

    Cut in beer duty sees Wetherspoons sales jump 6%

    JD Wetherspoon benefited from the recent reduction in beer duty as like-for-like sales at the cut-price pub chain jumped...

  14. April 3, 2013

    UK pub industry craves parity over tax

    George Osborne is rarely cheered when he enters a room. But one such exception occurred last week, when the chancellor...

  15. March 20, 2013

    Budget 2013: Osborne brings beer cheer and wine despair

    The pub industry raised a glass to George Osborne on Wednesday after the chancellor knocked a penny off a pint and scrapped...

  16. March 15, 2013

    Wetherspoon renews call for aid to pubs

    JD Wetherspoon has renewed its call for measures to help pubs compete with supermarkets in the wake of the government’s...

  17. March 12, 2013

    An eye on costs sets the tone for success

    One of the most outstanding entrepreneurs I have ever worked with has one particular trait that I think is the secret of his...

  18. February 1, 2013

    Vouchers likely to remain on the menu

    Peter Curry, a Surrey-based engineer, takes his father out for a meal once a week. They go to their local Prezzo, Zizzi, or...

  19. January 16, 2013

    Costs weigh on JD Wetherspoon margins

    Dearer food and labour costs and a higher marketing spend have hit operating margins at JD Wetherspoon, as seasonal sales...

  20. January 16, 2013

    Miners tumble on FTSE disappointment

    Xstrata and Glencore International dropped by the most in three months yesterday as hopes were dashed that the stocks would...

  21. November 27, 2012

    Dining out cushions M&B writedown

    Middle-class families spending more on eating out have softened the blow of a property writedown at Mitchells & Butlers, as...

  22. September 16, 2012

    Vapiano to expand its offering in London

    A German pizza and pasta chain plans to expand its restaurants in London tenfold and compete against Carluccio’s and...

  23. September 14, 2012

    Wetherspoon hits at tax on games machines

    JD Wetherspoon lashed out at the government over its taxation of pubs’ games machines as it announced a £9m writedown on its...

  24. August 10, 2012

    Pubs suffer as youngsters drink at home

    Cash-strapped youngsters who drink at home rather than visit their local could increase pub closures, campaigners warn....

  25. July 15, 2012

    Proposed tax might curb UK beer imports

    Beer lovers face the prospect of a drastically-reduced selection of imported ales and lagers if the government pushes ahead...

  26. 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...

  27. July 11, 2012

    Jubilee and soccer lift Wetherspoon sales

    JD Wetherspoon has posted higher than expected sales growth following trading boosts from the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and...

  28. July 11, 2012

    Aggreko hit by US supplier warning

    Aggreko was under pressure after a sales warning from one of its suppliers. Cummins, the US engine maker, cut its full-year...

  29. 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...

  30. June 5, 2012

    French veteran in fight to cut pub VAT

    An octogenarian French resistance fighter who introduced the hamburger into the homeland of haute cuisine has become the...

  31. May 25, 2012

    Pubs lift a glass to the Queen

    Britain’s pubs are expecting a significant boost to trade as drinkers celebrate the Queen’s six decades on the throne by...

  32. May 18, 2012

    Pubs face Olympian beer challenge

    Olympic organisers have been preparing for every conceivable scenario in the run-up to the games, but details have emerged...

  33. May 2, 2012

    Wetherspoon sales up despite rising costs

    Cost-conscious drinkers have boosted sales at JD Wetherspoon as the high street pub company soaked up recent cost increases...

  34. March 15, 2012

    Spirit set to sell 80 tenanted pubs

    Spirit Pub Co says it will sharply reduce its exposure to tenanted pubs after steep sales declines in its leased estate. The...

  35. March 14, 2012

    Cask ale drinkers buoy Marston’s

    Marston’s has reported a rise in beer sales in advance of the Budget, which is expected to add at least 10p to the price of...

  36. March 9, 2012

    Wetherspoon scales back expansion

    JD Wetherspoon, the high-street pub chain, is scaling back its expansion plans in the face of falling like-for-like sales...

  37. March 9, 2012

    Miners help London stocks rise

    London stocks made progress on Friday, helped by improving risk appetite after stronger-than-forecast US jobs data....

  38. January 23, 2012

    Pub closures accelerate across Britain

    The suburbs are bearing the brunt as the number of pub closures rises across Britain. An average of 16 pubs a week closed...

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