Brewer reports positive first half against ‘difficult backdrop’

Marston’s has seen revenues climb 5% to £553.1m in the first half of the year with pre-tax profits up 2% at £37m against what it described as a “difficult backdrop” which has seen the pub sector suffer from rising costs and weaker consumer confidence. The Wolverhampton-based group, which brews ales such as Lancaster Bomber, Brakspear and Mansfield, said it has achieved underlying growth in all its divisions with like-for-like operating margins in line with last year. Total managed and franchised like-for-like sales were... You can carry on reading for free, but you have reached the maximum number of pages an unregistered user can view. To register for an account, click here or login below...