15 February 2021

Mitchells & Butlers to raise £350m from shareholders

Birmingham-based pub operator Mitchells & Butlers (M&B) has announced plans to raise Â350m through an open share offer to help it cope with the effects of […]
15 February 2021

Largest GDP slump in 300 years ‘another indicator’ of pub and brewery devastation

GDP figures published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show the UK economy contracted by 9.9% in 2020 â the largest annual slump in more […]
12 February 2021

‘Forget’ overseas tourists this summer

The Morning Advertiser’s Ed Bedington speaks with City Pub Group chairman Clive Watson to reflect on some of the week’s biggest headlines.
12 February 2021

Heineken tight-lipped on UK job cuts

Brewing giant Heineken has confirmed the loss of under 100 jobs at its UK operation.
12 February 2021

Ryan Reynolds unveils Wrexham AFC gin, Super Bock UK partnership, ‘World’s first’ Indian white spiced rum

This new product round-up includes news of UK rollouts for the âworldâs firstâ Indian white spiced rum and Portuguese pour Super Bock as well as a […]
11 February 2021

What can pubs learn about marketing during the pandemic?

Brand expert Mark McCulloch has revealed the businesses he thinks have used marketing to their advantage during the past 12 months.
11 February 2021

How sector reopens and start date ‘mission critical’

Getting a clear plan of how the sector will exit lockdown measures and a date to reopen is âmission criticalâ, one trade body boss has said.
11 February 2021

How have operators expanded portfolios in the pandemic?

Taking advantage of closure periods due to the coronavirus crisis is just one of the ways operators have managed to growth their estate, trade bosses have […]
11 February 2021

Pubs and bars to catch post-lockdown singles on the rebound, says dating expert

Dating expert Karen Mooney explains that despite an uptick in Zoom dates and socially distanced walks, romantic on-trade outings will âdefinitely bounce backâ among those looking […]
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