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Steve, Leigh and Rhys - Be At One

Be At One sales process begins

21 Feb 2017

The sales process for Be At One, the Piper-backed bar chain, has begun, with the 31-strong business valued at up to c£60m.

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Wahaca: Back from the brink

20 Feb 2017

Admired by fellow operators and loved by consumers, Wahaca was gearing up to celebrate 10 years of success when it was hit by a norovirus outbreak last November. Co-founder Mark Selby talks to Mark Wingett about how the group is recovering and what it has learnt along the way.

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.

Snell to join Giraffe

27 Feb 2017

Matt Snell, who recently stepped down from Red’s True Barbecue, is to join Giraffe as its new brand director

Business rates shock to small business growth prospects

27 Feb 2017

A significant proportion of small businesses are preparing to reduce investment once business rates rise next month

200 Degrees set for further growth

27 Feb 2017

200 Degrees is set for further growth after securing new funding from HSBC Business Banking

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Retailers' Retailer Awards 2017

Retailers' Retailer Awards 2017

7 March 2017 - Described as the UK’s eating and drinking-out sector’s “Oscars” and the event that is in every leading operator’s diary, this year’s Retailers’ Retailer of the Year Awards will take place on the 7th March 2017.

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Food To Go Report 2017

10 Feb 2017

Launched on the 9 February 2017, this report delivers authoritative analysis, through a combination of quantitative and qualitative research of the key issues facing the Food To Go market today.

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Eating Out Panel - Q1 2016 Report

21 Jun 2016

The latest results from the Eating Out Panel, from surveying 6,000 consumers each month through quarter 1, shows that…

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