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Licensed sector shrinks by 10,000 sites

Published:  13 October, 2021

The licensed sector has shrunk by nearly 10,000 sites from pre-Covid levels, the new Market Recovery Monitor from CGA and AlixPartners has revealed.

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Freedom Day sees long-awaited return of late-night economy

Published:  19 July, 2021

The UK is celebrating the final end of the restrictions on hospitality today (July 19), with just under 12,000 venues finally able to open their doors after being shuttered since the first quarter of 2020.

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Branded hospitality closures stabilise following steep decline

Published:  05 July, 2021

Newly released data has revealed a slowdown in outlet closures for some of the sector’s biggest companies, with the numbers levelling off versus the “steep declines” of 2018 and 2019.

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GBK follows Carluccio’s to Boparan following Covid squeeze

Published:  14 October, 2020

Boparan Restaurant Group (BRG), owner of Carluccio’s, has acquired burger brand Gourmet Burger Kitchen (GBK), saving 35 trading sites national-wide.

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Black Chalk expands into vineyards

Published:  06 January, 2020

Hampshire winery Black Chalk has leased four vineyard sites from Fullerton Estate in the Test Valley.

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Carluccio’s boss calls out casual dining operators for aggressive expansion plans

Published:  04 March, 2019

Carluccio’s CEO has criticised the UK restaurant sector for focusing on “capex-heavy investments” – the same focus which almost brought the chain to brink of collapse last year.

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Single site Sicilian range Mandrarossa makes it to Liberty Wines

Published:  21 February, 2019

Liberty Wines is swelling the ranks of its Sicilian portfolio with new producer,  Mandrarossa.

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Veeno continues rapid expansion with greater-london launch

Published:  29 September, 2017

Veeno, the Italian wine café, is bringing Italian Aperitivo to Greater London for the first time with the opening of its 16th site in Kingston-upon-Thames, next month.

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