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  1. October 21, 2014

    FTSE 100 losing streak enters second session

    The FTSE 100 set course for its second straight day of losses on Tuesday, amid a lacklustre reaction to updates from two of...

  2. October 21, 2014

    Whitbread to launch Premier Inn brand in Germany

    Whitbread is to launch Premier Inn in Germany, its first foray into the budget hotel market in continental Europe. The...

  1. September 12, 2014

    Whitbread weighed by budget rivalry

    Fears that room-rental markets such as Airbnb can capture a significant share of the hotel market left Whitbread, the...

  2. September 9, 2014

    Whitbread hotel unit rebounds in regions

    Hotel rooms in the UK regions are selling at a faster rate than those in London, Whitbread said, a remarkable turnround for...

  3. September 9, 2014

    Scottish secession would make pensions do the splits

    Scotland could not be separated from the UK with a sweep of a pen. It would require microsurgery of the kind needed to...

  4. September 9, 2014

    Costa Coffee to boost French presence

    The Costa Coffee chain has been rolled out to the land of the café au lait as its owner looks to France for further...

  5. August 22, 2014

    Boardroom trades August 23

    Chris Rogers sold a quarter of his holding in Whitbread last week, banking £1m for shares that were worth half that two...

  6. July 18, 2014

    De Vere launches sale of  Village hotels chain

    De Vere Group is formally launching the sale of its mid-market Village hotels chain, the last and biggest chunk of Lloyds’...

  7. July 15, 2014

    Whitbread hires Richard Baker as chairman

    Costa Coffee and Premier Inn-owner Whitbread has appointed former Alliance Boots chief executive Richard Baker as its new...

  8. June 17, 2014

    Strong sales send Whitbread higher

    The FTSE 100 made gains in opening trade on Tuesday, amid a tentative return to risk across European equities markets led in...

  9. June 17, 2014

    Whitbread buoyed by economic recovery

    Whitbread has profited from jobs growth in the UK regions, enjoying a 6.9 per cent increase in first-quarter sales. The...

  10. May 13, 2014

    Sandwich chain Eat plans expansion with £40m refinancing

    Private equity-backed sandwich chain Eat has arranged a £40m refinancing, as “food-on-the-go” chains stock up on funding to...

  11. April 29, 2014

    Whitbread raises dividend and targets brand expansion

    Whitbread rewarded shareholders with a 20 per cent dividend increase on the back of double-digit rises in revenue and...

  12. April 3, 2014

    2013: A year of change for FTSE 100 chief executives

    Almost one in five of the UK’s largest public companies appointed new chief executives last year – the highest proportion...

  13. March 18, 2014

    Forex probe offers life on the edge for Habgood

    A little under four years ago, Anthony Habgood rejected the idea of taking on an advisory role for the UK government,...

  14. March 2, 2014

    Leisure industry executives lambast minimum wage increases

    Leisure industry bosses hit out at the proposed above-inflation increase in the national minimum wage, warning jobs in the...

  15. February 27, 2014

    Whitbread expects buoyant full-year results after sales rise 7%

    Buoyant Christmas trading benefited all Whitbread’s divisions but Andy Harrison, chief executive, cautioned about the...

  16. beyondbrics

    February 26, 2014

    SE Asia: Costa Coffee's next big hope

    Brewed coffee may not be an obvious market in southeast Asia, a region with a strong tea-drinking culture thanks to the...

  17. January 17, 2014

    Boardroom trades January 18

    Senior directors at Rethink Group traded between themselves last week, and a pair of non-executives followed up with trades...

  18. January 7, 2014

    Caffè Nero restructures loans to fund expansion

    Caffè Nero laid the basis for faster international expansion with the restructuring of its £275m of loans on terms more...

  19. December 10, 2013

    Improving UK economy boosts Whitbread sales

    The improving UK economy underpinned a rapid expansion of Premier Inn hotels and the Costa Coffee shop chain to boost sales...

  20. November 22, 2013

    Whitbread rises on hotel business hopes

    Whitbread was the top performer in a flat London market on Friday on rising optimism about its hotels business. Ahead of...

  21. October 25, 2013

    The M&A break-up boys are wrong

    It’s more than a decade since Whitbread brewed its last pint and, for the shareholders, giving up the booze was the best...

  22. October 22, 2013

    Spirit Pub Company wins more flexible debt terms

    Spirit Pub Company became the latest pubs group to win more favourable terms on its debt, as creditors give the debt-laden...

  23. October 6, 2013

    Corporate diary: October 21 – October 25

    Diary commentary from FT reporters; data and company announcements, unless otherwise stated, from Thomson Reuters. Company...

  24. September 10, 2013

    Taste for coffee energises Whitbread

    Whitbread hailed the recovery of London tourism from the disruptive impact of the Olympics for helping drive double-digit...

  25. September 10, 2013

    London shares climb on Syria and China news

    London shares were lifted by a wave of good news on Syria and China that carried US and Asian markets forward overnight....

  26. September 5, 2013

    TDR Capital snaps up UK’s David Lloyd Leisure

    David Lloyd Leisure has been taken over by private equity group TDR Capital, a deal that will be followed by a fresh...

  27. September 5, 2013

    Retailers on a roll as MPC makes no change

    Well-received news from UK retailers provided a timely reminder of the challenges posed by the economic recovery to the Bank...

  28. August 23, 2013

    Premier Inn exploits rival’s weakness

    London’s budget hotel battle is set to intensify, with Premier Inn going all out to gain market share from Travelodge at a...

  29. August 18, 2013

    Whitbread accelerating ‘drive thru’ plans for Costa Coffee empire

    Whitbread has sets its sights on expanding the reach of its Costa Coffee empire further beyond the high street. The hotel,...

  30. August 9, 2013

    Slimmed down groups attract new admirers

    Breaking up can be a relief. Since News Corp split itself in two in June, shares in the film and television business that...

  31. August 9, 2013

    London’s beer makers bounce back to brewing success

    The surroundings of Fuller, Smith & Turner’s London base are rather opulent for a brewery. Fenced in by multimillion-pound...

  32. July 19, 2013

    Directors’ deals: latest trades July 19

    Increased earnings continue to drive share-price gains at Whitbread with the shares doubling since the start of last year...

  33. July 5, 2013

    RSA Insurance rises despite dividend cut

    RSA Insurance held firm in a falling London market yesterday after its house broker defended the group’s surprise dividend...

  34. July 5, 2013

    British Land rises on development buy

    London’s equity market is taking a breather after its strongest run higher in 20 months, with further direction due from the...

  35. July 2, 2013

    Whitbread has big ambitions for small room concept

    Hotel rooms continue to shrink. Premier Inn’s new “hub” hotel of compact rooms, a little over 11 sq m (118.4 sq ft) in size,...

  36. July 2, 2013

    Lombard: BP agreed a Gulf deal exposing it to legal side swipes

    A wry interpretation of BP’s deracinated acronym is that it stands for “the British Pinata”. Battered by compensation claims...

  37. July 2, 2013

    Whitbread unveils ‘compact’ hotel concept

    Whitbread has unveiled a new city-centre hotel concept with bedrooms half the size of those in its existing Premier Inn...

  38. June 28, 2013

    Highlights from this week’s Investors Chronicle

    Buy: Trifast (TRI) More savings and fatter profits are tipped to drive further growth this year, but the shares trade on...

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