Will Marston’s follow Greene King with gloomy update?
Tuesday 10 October
All eyes will be on Marston’s (MARS) when it updates on trading on 10 October. It hasn’t commented on the strength of its business since July when it said its sales growth was ahead of the market.
Since that announcement its rival Greene King (GNK) complained about having a tough time. Greene King issued a warning on 8 September saying sales had dropped, costs were going up and weak consumer confidence was a major concern. Investors will want to know how Marston’s is surviving against that troubling backdrop.