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Heineken offers to sell problem pubs to get Punch deal over the line

Heineken offers to sell problem pubs to get Punch deal over the line

Heineken has offered to sell pubs in 33 local areas to address competition concerns holding up its takeover of Punch Taverns. Earlier this month, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) said that Heineken’s proposed purchase of part of the Punch Taverns estate could reduce competition in 33 local areas across Great Britain. Before the merger was referred

10 champions selected in battle for National Chef of the Year

After four intensive heats, the Craft Guild of Chefs has today named the ten chefs who will battle for The National Chef of the Year title at The Restaurant Show in October. The names have been revealed after four tough heats involving 41 chef competitors and 20 judges. Young National Chef of the Year 2013

JLA holds competition for operators to win free kitchen MOT

Laundry and catering service solutions provider, JLA, will be offering visitors the chance to win a free kitchen assessment at the 2017 Great Hospitality Show taking place at NEC Birmingham next week. The JLA team will be demonstrating its services and providing show goers with advice and guidance on setting up a commercial kitchen. “A

CMA suspects 20 suppliers of price-fixing after Foster ruling

The Competition and Markets Authority has sent “warning letters” to 20 catering equipment suppliers it suspects of being involved in price fixing after it today slapped Foster Refrigerator with a £2.3m fine for restricting the online prices set by dealers. Following a formal allegation made against Foster owner ITW by the CMA earlier this year,

Synergy Grill to give away £2k worth of equipment as it talks up energy-saving technology

Catering equipment manufacturer Synergy Grill has revealed it will be giving away an energy-saving chargrill and garnish rail worth £2,240 in a prize draw at Hotelympia. The SG630 model has been designed to produce succulent and tasty food with faster cooking times. It claims to cut gas bills by half and doesn’t need to be

Competition body raises concerns over pub group merger

Greene King’s proposed £774m takeover of rival Spirit Pub Company faces fresh scrutiny after the UK’s competition said the deal will be referred for an in-depth investigation unless acceptable undertakings are offered. Greene King runs approximately 1,900 pubs, restaurants and a small number of hotels in the UK, while Spirit Pub Company runs approximately 1,200