JD Wetherspoon chairman Tim Martin put his money where his Brexiteering mouth is on Wednesday, announcing that the pub chain would switch out a number of its continental drinks for alternatives made in the UK and outside the EU from 9 July.
Greene King will be the leisure sector's biggest winner if England do well in the FIFA World Cup while Restaurant Group and Mitchells and Butlers are likely to fare worst, according to Berenberg analysts.
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After sales from his JD Wetherspoon pub chain slowed in recent weeks, founder Tim Martin has weighed into the debate about post-Brexit customs arrangements by calling for Britain to go it alone and calling the EU a protection racket.
The Investment Association (IA) has written to one in 10 companies in the FTSE 350 - including BP - urging them to set out plans to appoint more senior female managers or face unrest at shareholder meetings.
Pub chain JD Wetherspoon said it was closing down its Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts, following "bad publicity surrounding social media" in the wake of the Facebook privacy scandal and the increasing use of social media to 'troll' public figures such MPs.
There was mixed news for retailers, pubs and restaurants on Tuesday as encouraging high street research was published by the British Retail Consortium but spending data from Barclaycard painted a more gloomy picture.
Less than a month after drinks wholesaler and retailer Conviviality found a major error in its accounts, the Bargain Booze and Wine Rack owner said it plans to call in the administrators, putting supplies to pub customers such as JD Wetherspoon at risk.
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Pub group JD Wetherspoon posted its preliminary half-year results on Friday, reporting a small 3.6% rise in revenue before exceptional items to £830.4m but "remains cautious" about the second half of the year.
Meat supplier Russell Hume was placed into administration on Monday with the loss of more than 260 jobs after an investigation by the Food Standards Agency led to a major product recall.
Pub operator JD Wetherspoon reported another strong quarter of growth and chairman Tim Martin served up another robust dose of rhetoric on the subject of food and drink prices post-Brexit.
The rise of casual dining has made up for pub closures to keep the number of drinking venues steady despite tough market conditions.
JD Wetherspoon's chairman has accused bosses of other companies of spreading misinformation about the impact of Brexit as the pub chain reported higher first-quarter sales.
Analysts at Berenberg provided a mixed review of the UK pubs sector on Wednesday, as it upgraded JD Wetherspoon to 'hold' from 'sell'.
Tullow Oil: Jefferies downgrades to Underperform with a target price of 155p.
Asos: Credit Suisse upgrades to Neutral with a target price of 5600p.
Ricardo: Berenberg downgrades to Sell with a target price of 680p.
JD Wetherspoon served up a potent shot of 43% earnings growth and a passionate diatribe about Brexit from founder and executive chairman Tim Martin.