Retail and leisure

2019 Articles

Shareholders back Wetherspoon boss after City row
Shareholders back Wetherspoon boss after City row
Outspoken JD Wetherspoon boss Tim Martin has emerged victorious from his clash with a proxy adviser after shareholders voted overwhelmingly [...]
November 21, 2019
Retail landlord New River REIT swings to a loss on weak investor sentiment
Retail landlord New River REIT swings to a loss on weak investor sentiment
Property landlord  New River REIT swung to a loss in the first half of the year as its portfolio valuation [...]
November 21, 2019
Footwear retailer Office's chief executive quits after one year
Footwear retailer Office's chief executive quits after one year
The chief executive of high street footwear retailer Office has stepped down after just a year in the role.  Lorenzo [...]
November 21, 2019
From Greggs to Franco Manca: Britain's favourite restaurants revealed
From Greggs to Franco Manca: Britain's favourite restaurants revealed
A breakdown of Britain’s favourite restaurants by region is indicative of the greater cultural divide within the country. Even the [...]
November 21, 2019
Naked Wines boss heads for the exit
Naked Wines boss heads for the exit
Naked Wines surprised the City this morning after revealing the departure of its boss ahead of a major strategic shift [...]
November 21, 2019
DEBATE: Has Fever-Tree lost its fizz as growth in UK stalls?
DEBATE: Has Fever-Tree lost its fizz as growth in UK stalls?
Has the fizz gone out of tonic water maker Fever-Tree as growth in its core UK market slows down? Joe [...]
November 21, 2019
Ex-De Vere boss Andrew Coppel to be appointed as Arcadia chairman
Ex-De Vere boss Andrew Coppel to be appointed as Arcadia chairman
Sir Philip Green’s Arcadia Group is preparing to appoint the former boss of the De Vere hotel and leisure group [...]
November 20, 2019
UK music industry pulls in £5bn as fans flock to live shows
UK music industry pulls in £5bn as fans flock to live shows
The UK music industry contributed £5.2bn to the economy last year, boosted by sell-out live performances by hit acts such [...]
November 20, 2019
Ex-M&S clothing boss Jill McDonald appointed as Costa CEO
Ex-M&S clothing boss Jill McDonald appointed as Costa CEO
Costa Coffee has appointed former Halfords and Marks & Spencer executive Jill McDonald as its new chief executive, to replace [...]
November 20, 2019
Tossed owner Zest Food seeks rent cuts in restructuring plan
Tossed owner Zest Food seeks rent cuts in restructuring plan
Zest Food, the owner of healthy eating brand Tossed, is the latest casual dining chain to seek a company voluntary [...]
November 20, 2019
B&Q owner Kingfisher suffers slump in like-for-like sales
B&Q owner Kingfisher suffers slump in like-for-like sales
B&Q owner Kingfisher saw like-for-like sales sink 3.7 per cent over its third quarter, as its new chief executive admitted [...]
November 20, 2019
All Bar One owner Mitchells & Butlers cheers rise in profit
All Bar One owner Mitchells & Butlers cheers rise in profit
All Bar One owner Mitchells & Butlers has toasted a rise in full-year profit as rising appetite for its food [...]
November 20, 2019
Fevetree cuts forecast as slowdown takes fizz out of UK sales
Fevetree cuts forecast as slowdown takes fizz out of UK sales
Drinks supplier Fevertree has cut its full-year revenue forecast amid “challenging comparators” and a slowdown in UK consumer spending in [...]
November 20, 2019
Shoppers plan to spend more on high streets this Christmas
Shoppers plan to spend more on high streets this Christmas
The Christmas trading period could deliver some much-needed festive cheer for retailers after a challenging 12 months as a new [...]
November 20, 2019