Sales up for Soho Coffee’s first quarter The cafe operator has achieved a like-for-like sales increase of 5% in Q1 of 2019, while its London estate managed double-digit growth. For the year ended January 2019, Soho Coffee saw the turnover for its company-owned sites rise 18.2% to £9.1m. Read more.

Hollywood Bowl sees revenue rise For the six month period ended 31 March, revenue grew 5.3% and profit before tax increased by 12.5% to reach £16.4m. The performance was attributed to the company's customer-focused strategy and ongoing roll-out of new initiatives. Read more.

Mitchells & Butlers reports strong sales For the 28 weeks ended 13 April, the owner of Harvester, Toby Carvery, All Bar One and Miller & Carter brands achieved pre-tax profits of £75m, compared to £69m last year. Revenue rose 5% to £1.186bn. Read more.

Instalment payment option launched by Lastminute.com Through a partnership with Mastercard and Divido, users will be able to apply for financing as part of the checkout process. The feature will give customers the opportunity to spread the cost of their holiday purchases over a period of time. Read more.

MOD Pizza secures a further $160m This brings the pizza chain's total equity capital raised to $335m. This latest round of funding was led by private-equity investment firm Clayton, Dubilier & Rice. MOD Pizza has 433 locations, including 10 in the UK after entering the market in 2016. Read more.

Compass Group and Chelsea FC extend partnership The football club has extended its contract with Levy UK, the stadia division of Compass Group, until 2023. The partnership sees Levy cater for more than one million fans each year at Stamford Bridge, as well as over 1,000 corporate and private events. Read more.