Mitchells & Butlers has reported like-for-like sales growth of 5.6% over the core three-week festive period – including strong the period on all of the key festive days. Overall sales have strengthened in the seven weeks to 4 January with like-for-like growth of 3.5%, with food sales growth of 4%. Total sales have increased by 2.7% over the full year to date.
Chief executive Phil Urban said, “We are pleased with our trading performance over the festive trading season against a strong set of results last year, again demonstrating the breadth of appeal of our brands for special occasions. We achieved record sales levels across the five key festive days at growth of 6.5%. This continued progress reflects the output of our Ignite initiatives which will continue to be our focus for the year ahead.”
Mitchells & Butlers’ portfolio of brands includes Harvester, Toby Carvery, All Bar One, Miller & Carter, Premium Country Pubs, Sizzling Pubs, Stonehouse, Vintage Inns, Browns, Castle, Nicholson’s, O’Neill’s and Ember Inns.