Stonegate boosts profit in first half The UK's largest pub group has reported an increase in turnover for the 28 weeks to 7 April, and adjusted EBITDA up 7.7% to £196m. Stonegate's leased and tenanted estate demonstrated consistent growth with like-for-like sales up 6.2%. Read more.

Red Engine posts strong trading for first six months of 2024 The owner of the Flight Club and Electric shuffle competitive socialising brands has said that trading has been strong for the first half of the year, and announced that turnover improved by 27% in 2023 to £68.6m. Read more.

Popeyes prepares to hit 50-sites milestone The US fried chicken concept, which is backed in the UK by TDR Capital, has announced plans for a further 15 sites, which will take its total estate to 50 restaurants. Currently, Popeyes UK is the fastest-growing chicken QSR brand in the UK. Read more.

Time Out Group reports strong fourth quarter trading In a trading update for the year ended 30 June 2024, the group said it has delivered improving sales growth rates, and that it expects to deliver profits ahead of expectations. The food market business has expanded its global estate in the period. Read more.

Vue completes restructuring The cinema business has completed its restructuring, and has said that the negative impact of actors' strikes would be most material in 2024 and into 2025. The company reported revenue of £274m for the full year 2023, up from £261m in 2022. Read more.

Nimax Theatres hails ‘successful year’ The West End theatre group behind the Palace, Lyric, Apollo, Garrick, Vaudeville and Duchess venues has reported a successful year following exceptional trading. For the year to 1 October 2023, turnover reached £32.8m. Read more.