UK: Heineken to invest GBP44 mln in its British pubs
Dutch brewer Heineken NV said on June 18 it would be investing £44 million in 2018 to upgrade its British pubs, Reuters reported.
The worlds second largest brewer bought about 1,900 pubs in Britain from Punch Taverns in 2017, making its Star Pubs & Bar estate the countrys third largest pub business. The vast majority are leased out.
Heineken said about 500 of its 2,900 pubs would benefit from the programme, including 140 larger upgrade projects costing an average of 170,000 pounds. It added the investment would create 1,000 new jobs.
The investment, its largest annual spend, will bring to 140 million pounds the amount Heineken has spent on pub refurbishments in the past five years.
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