Bloomberg the Company & Products

Bloomberg Anywhere Login

Bloomberg

Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world.

Company

Financial Products

Enterprise Products

Media

Customer Support

  • Americas

    +1 212 318 2000

  • Europe, Middle East, & Africa

    +44 20 7330 7500

  • Asia Pacific

    +65 6212 1000

Communications

Industry Products

Media Services

Follow Us

JD Wetherspoon’s Chairman Tim Martin Says Euro Fears Hurt Trade

Don't Miss Out —
Follow us on:
Martin Says Euro Fears Hurt Trade
Chairman of JD Wetherspoon Plc., Tim Martin. Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

March 9 (Bloomberg) -- JD Wetherspoon Plc chairman Tim Martin said that consumer fears over issues such as the euro area debt crisis have helped create an “odd six months” of trading for the company.

“It’s been an odd six months,” Martin said in an interview on Bloomberg TV today. “A very good Christmas, pretty reasonable first-half overall. Things got tough in January. This year people will have a little more money but they are worried about things they see on the news about the euro. This all gets through to people.”

Martin also said the euro currency is “doomed,” reiterating comments he made earlier this year.

To contact the reporter on this story: Colm Heatley in Belfast at cheatley@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Colin Keatinge at ckeatinge@bloomberg.net

Please upgrade your Browser

Your browser is out-of-date. Please download one of these excellent browsers:

Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera or Internet Explorer.