What The Papers Say: Whitbread’s call for last orders wins approval
Speculation surrounding the withdrawal of Whitbread from its
historical brewing roots made a muted entry into the media spotlight.
Coverage highlighted Whitbread’s plans to concentrate on its restaurants
and leisure businesses rather than continue to milk a declining beer
market - which has become overshadowed by its other divisions in recent
years. The possibility of Whitbread’s departure came as little surprise,
continuing a trend which began after the acquisition of Courage, sought
by Whitbread, went to Scottish and Newcastle in 1995.