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Operator making hay while the sun shines

Malcolm Binnie, co-owner of Townhouse Restaurants, tells Dave Hunter why planning is everything when it comes to capitalising on the outdoor trading opportunity OPERATORS across...

Trade hit as city centre street stays closed

Operators in one of Glasgow’s busiest streets say trade has slumped after part of the road was closed more than three months ago following a fire. Bar and club owners have slammed the lengthy closure of Sauchiehall Street, between Charing Cross and Elmbank Street, which came into force after the blaze on February 8 and was still in place as SLTN went to press. Last week there was still no indication when the section of road was likely to re-open.

Love returns to city’s south side

New decor, menu and entertainment focus has consumers flocking to 1901 A LICENSED trade love affair is being rekindled on Glasgow’s south side Pub-goers from Shawlands,...

Bud springs up for summer

BUDWEISER has launched a new marketing campaign as it gears up for the summer months A 60-second TV ad for the self-styled ‘King of Beers’...

Awards roll in for Glasgow’s West

Accolades prove bar and brewing is a winning combination, owner Wetzel says THE awards have come tumbling in this year for West, the combined bar,...

The cider express

CRAFT cider brand Aspall has secured a nationwide listing with restaurant chain PizzaExpress Aspall Draught Suffolk Cyder will now be available in 330ml bottles in...

Water result for sparkling

PERTHSHIRE-based bottled water firm Highland Spring has added some fizz to its sparkling water sales Sales of sparkling were up 8% last year, according to...

Ten Scottish Oddbins sold

TEN Oddbins stores in Scotland have been sold to the firm behind Whitall’s Wine Merchants Administrators Deloitte confirmed 37 outlets across the UK have been...

Wetherspoon shows ‘resilience’

ENCOURAGING performances by its recently-opened pubs helped JD Wetherspoon deliver “resilient” sales in the past three months Publishing its third quarter trading update for the...

Belhaven buoyant as integration completes

Brewer and pubco remains on acquisition trail, says Greene King brewing boss THE integration of Belhaven into Greene King is now compete – but it...