Jan 13 Britain's Mitchells & Butlers Plc
said like-for-like sales rose 1.7 percent so far this financial
year as the pub group notched up a 'particularly strong' trading
over the festive period.
However, the company reiterated its warning of a slide in
margins, citing increased cost pressure.
The group, whose pubs include Harvester, Toby Carvery and
All Bar One, said total sales rose by 2.3 percent during the
period with a like-for-like sales growth of 4.7 percent for the
four weeks to Jan. 7, which includes the Christmas peak.
Mitchells & Butlers, which has been focusing on its food
offerings, said like-for-like food sales grew by 2.8 percent
during the 7 weeks to Jan. 7.
(Reporting by Rahul B in Bengaluru; Editing by Gopakumar