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POWER LIST 2018, BUSINESS LEADERS: Ralph Findlay, CEO, Marston’s

POWER LIST 2018, BUSINESS LEADERS: Ralph Findlay, CEO, Marston’s

The Marston’s empire continues to gain scale under the guidance of Ralph Findlay, who has turned the company into one of the UK’s most envied pub operators and independent brewers during his 17 years in charge. Now numbering 1,568 pubs nationally, the company expects to open a further 15 pub restaurants and bars, and six

Marston’s is first pub chain to serve up ‘bleeding’ meatless burger

Marston’s is to become the first national pub chain to sell the UK’s first meatless ‘bleeding’ burger following a shake-up of it menu aimed at tapping into vegetarian and flexitarian diets. The ‘B12’ burger, which has been developed by Chiswick-based Moving Mountains, “sizzles, smells, tastes and bleeds like meat” but is completely plant-based. The new

Pub chain Marston’s drives down utility costs by securing self-supply water licence

Pub chain Marston’s, which operates more than 1,600 sites across the UK, has been granted a self-supply licence to supply its own water and wastewater services. It is the third company in England to be granted a self-supply licence by regulator Ofwat. Whitbread and Greene King are the other two companies with the same privilege.

DATA JUST OUT: Fall in pub and restaurant groups exposes ‘flat’ market

Britain’s managed pub and restaurant market experienced a dip in trading in May, with operators recording collective like-for-like sales down 0.4% compared to the same month last year, latest figures from the Coffer Peach Business Tracker show. Groups trading in London did slightly better with like-for-likes up 0.1%, compared to a 0.6% fall outside of

London operators enjoy 3% boost as rest of UK sees damp March trading

Restaurant and pub groups in London saw a 3% increase in like-for-like sales last month compared with the rest of the country which collectively suffered a 0.5% decrease in sales. According to a new report from sector sales monitor, Coffer Peach Business Tracker, a late Easter holiday break is the prime culprit for poor March

Marston’s cements expansion plans with £360m bank facility

Pub operator and brewer Marston’s PLC has agreed a new bank facility to replace the £257.5m existing facility which was due to expire in November 2018.  The new facility extends to March 2022 and comprises a £320m loan commitment, with an incremental £40m accordion facility providing additional flexibility, at improved terms.   The new facility will

Marston’s on track with plans for 20 new pub-restaurant kitchen fit-outs in 2017

Marston’s confirmed yesterday that it is “on track” with plans to open at least 20 new pub-restaurants and bars and five lodges in the current financial year. Investors were keen to see how the group had performed over the recent seasonal period after a run of positive results from competitors. And they weren’t left disappointed

Pub group Marston’s untroubled by spectre of higher input costs

Pub group Marston’s today said it has no plans to lower its financial forecasts as it has forward contracts in place to mitigate any impact of currency fluctuation on supply chain costs. Despite one of the most turbulent six months the British economy has ever seen, the company said there had been “no material changes”

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