- Bowling alley operator Hollywood Bowl said its first-half revenue had risen 5.3% after investments in technology helped it lure customers.

On a like-for-like basis, sales for the six months through March rose 4.4%, the company said. 'Further organic growth has been delivered through our focus on enhancing our customer experience through the ongoing investment in technology, the trialling and rollout of proven initiatives, all while maintaining our competitive price point,' the company said.

Hollywood Bowl said its refurbishment programme remained on track, with between seven and nine refurbishments targeted this financial year.

'The group continues to trade in line with the Board's expectations for the full year, the company said.

At 2:29pm: [LON:BOWL] Hollywood Bowl Group Plc share price was -1.5p at 218.5p

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