Marston's Half-Year Profit Rises On Cost Control, Acquisitions
Pub operator Marston's Plc has said that acquisitions and lower administrative costs helped it post a 2% rise in its half-year underlying pre-tax profit.
Revenue And Momentum
The Wolverhampton-based company, which brews ales such as Lancaster Bomber, Brakspear and Mansfield, said that underlying revenue rose 5% to £553.1 million for the 26 weeks that ended on March 30.
The company also said that momentum was maintained in the second half of the year on strong Easter sales.