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JD Wetherspoon: non-smoking switch may win ashes battle

JD Wetherspoon's revenues have held up despite a declining off-trade market, but margins have been hit by fierce competition and anti-binge drinking measures. Looking forward, the planned UK smoking ban is a major concern: the company is dealing with this threat proactively, but it risks unnecessarily losing revenues while providing competitors with useful learning experience.

Published By Datamonitor
02 Sep 2005
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UK pubs: no smoke without ire?

Although the US experience shows falling profits, a handful of UK pubs have benefited from banning smoking. Pubs catering to diners, women and families will be most likely to profit from a ban. However, the industry would benefit from offering more choice to the consumer and self-regulation rather than legislation.

Published By Datamonitor
19 Aug 2003

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