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Foresight in talks to invest in Mowgli

17 Feb 2017

Foresight Group, the private equity firm, is in exclusive talks to take a stake in Mowgli, the Liverpool-based Indian street food restaurant

Punch is reviewing its Falcon Retail Programme

Heineken reveals plans for Punch pubs

14 Feb 2017

Heineken is to review “a number” of initiatives operating across the Punch estate – including its Falcon retail contract programme – as it seeks to “keep the best of both worlds in the newly expanded estate”, MCA has learnt.

Food to Go Tracker Q1 2016

Food to Go market to grow 3.8% in 2017

14 Feb 2017

Food to Go is set to continue to significantly out-perform the wider eating out market over the next three years as changing consumers drive the segment’s growing influence.

DoCaSA plans to double in size this year

22 Feb 2017

The Department of Coffee and Social Affairs (DoCaSA) has updated its expansion pipeline for the next year, which will see it double in size to reach 22 sites.

Snug to make Northern debut in Glossop

22 Feb 2017

Snug Bars, the Giles Fry-led group, is opening a site in Derbyshire market town Glossop, MCA understands.

​TRG appoints MD of Leisure

22 Feb 2017

TRG has appointed Murray McGowan, formerly of Costa, to the newly created role of managing director across its leisure division

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10 Feb 2017

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