Thursday, 28 February 2013

Snippets 20130228

Keith Bott, SIBA chairman; Jonathan Mail of CAMRA and Brigid Simmonds, BBPA chief executive SIBA chairman Keith Bott yesterday posted a ‘message in a barrel’ to the Chancellor on behalf of the association’s 652 members, requesting an end to the unpopular beer duty escalator. The barrel was sited for the day at the House of Commons, [...]

Greene King will “embrace the consultation process” for statutory regulation of the pubco/tenant relationship, according to managing director Simon Longbottom, despite his reservations about the government’s abandonment of the self-regulation process.

Pubs are struggling to convert sales growth into profit growth due to rising costs, according to the latest Pub Market Report survey from the PMA.

Admiral Taverns, the tenanted pub group, has reported improving trends at its pubs in the year to 26 May 2012, a year in which it disposed of 259 sites for £48.8m and spent £8m on capex.

Handpulls on the bar at the SIBA National Beer Competition 2012 Local beer is offering a lifeline to Britain’s troubled brewing and pub industries, with volume sales up by an estimated 6.8 per cent last year to over 1.4 million barrels, according to the Local Beer Report, published today by the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA). [...]
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