All news articles for July 06, 2011

BII's NITA awards recognise training efforts in pubs

BII shortlists pubs for training awards

By Lorraine Heller

BII, the trade group for the licensed retail sector, has announced the shortlisted companies selected for its NITA awards, which recognise training efforts in the pub sector.

Stefano Ispani, managing director of Ponti's

Business Profile: Ponti's

By Stefan Chomka

How does a relatively unheralded Italian chain go head-to-head with the big boys? Ponti's managing director Stefano Ispani says the answer lies in the country's regional cooking.

ALMR's benchmarking report reveals hope ahead for pubs

Pub operating costs stabilise, growth expected ahead

By Lorraine Heller

Pub operating costs are stabilising for the first time since 2007, indicating that Britain’s pubs and bars have a good platform for growth, reveals a benchmarking report from ALMR.

Barracuda's English breakfast

Breakfast sales grow 125% at Barracuda pubs

By Emma Eversham

Barracuda pubs have seen breakfast sales grow by 125 per cent over the past year after the group decided to increase trading hours across more of its 206-strong estate.

Prezzo chief executive Jonathan Kaye is looking to double its estate in the next five years

Prezzo plans to double estate in next five years

By Stefan Chomka

Prezzo wants to consolidate its position as the second biggest Italian food chain in the UK with a bold expansion plan that would bring it much closer in size to out-and-out category leader Pizza Express.

Husky's new icemaker range can produce up to 800kg of ice a day

Husky launches 'super-efficient' icemaker range

By Emma Eversham

Refrigeration specialist Husky has launched a range of ultra-efficient, eco-friendly icemakers for pubs, restaurants and hotels looking to maximise their profits from drinks.

Marco Pierre White has moved from Michelin stars to pubs

Marco Pierre White: I’ve had to evolve

By Becky Paskin

With a 20-strong stable of restaurants, pubs and inns Marco Pierre White has gone from Britain’s first three Michelin-starred chef to celebrated businessman.


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