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Mitchells & Butlers PLC Q3 Trading Update

Mitchells & Butlers plc (LON:MAB) has today provided a trading statement covering the 43 weeks ended 27 July 2019.

Operating performance

Like-for-like sales for the 10 week period since our last announcement grew by 2.8% with our performance remaining consistently ahead of the marketa. Growth in food sales was particularly strong, in comparison with a period last year that had included strong drink sales driven by the World Cup and an extended period of sunny weather, demonstrating the breadth and resilience derived from our broad range of established brands.

Total sales have increased by 4.1% in the year-to-date.

Like-for-like trading performance since the last update is set out below.

Like-for-like sales   
 33 weeks to 11 May 201910 weeks to 27 July 201943 weeks to 27 July 2019
Food3.6%5.4%3.9%
Drink3.9%(0.3%)3.1%
 Total 3.8% 2.8% 3.6%

Investments

We have opened 6 new sites and completed 230 conversions and remodels in the financial year to date. 

Phil Urban, Chief Executive, commented:

“We are pleased with sales performance which remains convincingly ahead of the market. Whilst growth across the market during the early weeks of the period reflected the World Cup and sunny weather last year, we are encouraged by how growth has strengthened in recent weeks. We remain confident in the momentum we have gained, and which continues to build, driven by the ongoing impact of numerous Ignite 2 initiatives.”

Definitions

a – As measured by the Coffer Peach business tracker.