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Fuller’s prepares for a bumper Christmas amid a surge in bookings

by LLB Finance Reporter
15th Nov 23 12:59 pm

Fuller’s has said that they are getting ready for a bumper Christmas as bookings surge and the company has shrugged off pressure for inflation.

Fuller’s have said they are “primed for a strong Christmas! As bookings are up 11%, and they reported in the six months to 30 September £14.9 million, compared to £10.7 million last year.

In the sixth month period revenues were up by 12% to £188.8 million and higher sales boosted by stronger food trade which is rising 15.5% year-on-year.

Fuller’s owns 376 pubs and hotels across the UK and revenues from accommodation rose by 13.4% and drinks sales are up by 10.9%.

Chief executive Simon Emeny said the company has made “strong progress” throughout 2023, despite the “challenging economic environment.”

“We have continued with our strong progress since the period end, with like-for-like sales for the first 32 weeks of the year growing by 11.7%.

“Trading in the City continues to grow and, although we cannot rule out further Tube or train strikes, we are looking forward to a good Christmas.

“With exciting plans in the pipeline, we are looking forward to the second half of the year with confidence.”

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