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Pub chains power up their kitchens as food drives profits

Pub chains power up their kitchens as food drives profits

Pub chains are destined to be big spenders on kitchen equipment in 2016 as the emphasis on food sales increases. FEJ takes a look at how several of the largest players are gearing up for growth in 2016 and evaluates what’s high on their strategic agendas. It’s been a long time coming — eight years

Greene King to halve the number of brands it operates

Pub operator Greene King revealed today that it plans to halve the number of brands it operates. Following the £800m acquisition of rival Spirit Pub Company earlier this year, the chain, which operates more than 3,000 sites, has been reviewing its combined brand portfolio. Currently, it operates around 20 brands and formats, including Hungry Horse,

Greene King bullish as it waits on CMA verdict

Pub operator Greene King said today that it was looking forward to pressing ahead with its acquisition of rival Spirit after revealing modest sales growth over the past year. Rooney Anand, CEO, said the group was moving closer to the takeover, with the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) set to announce its decision next week.

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