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Turtle Bay tops Growth Company Index

22 Mar 2017

Turtle Bay, the Piper-backed Caribbean chain, has topped the list of the fastest growing companies in the UK’s eating and drinking-out sector.

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​Nando’s trials its first UK delivery service

16 Mar 2017

Nando’s, the national restaurant chain, has begun a trial of its own delivery service

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Deliveroo to launch Roobox Brighton with GBK and TLG

16 Mar 2017

Deliveroo is to open its first Roobox remote kitchen outside of London – in Brighton & Hove.


BrewDog in talks on investment and IPO

16 Mar 2017

Scottish brewer and pub operator, BrewDog, has admitted it is considering the timescale for a potential IPO and has been in discussion with investors about selling almost a third of the company.

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Chilango on verge of 'national presence'

16 Mar 2017

Eric Partaker, co-founder of Chilango, has told MCA that the company will have a national presence by the end of its current financial year

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Campbell soups up Wagamama

14 Mar 2017

Wagamama’s David Campbell explains how he rediscovered the brand’s lost momentum. 

PCA confirms details of levy for pubcos

24 Mar 2017

The Pubs Code Adjudicator has confirmed the details of the levy on pubcos for the financial year 2016/2017.

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Active invests in Caravan

24 Mar 2017

Active has invested in the London-based, all-day dining concept Caravan

​YO! to open street food-influenced concept

24 Mar 2017

YO! Sushi is to open a smaller, stripped-back version of its format at Boxpark, Croydon

PF Chang’s to launch here this summer

24 Mar 2017

PF Chang’s, the Asian-themed US casual dining restaurant chain, is set to make its debut in the UK this summer

Clarke swaps Las Iguanas for Bistrot Pierre

24 Mar 2017

Bistrot Pierre, has appointed Nick Clarke, formerly of Las Iguanas, as its new property director

Pret plays down US IPO speculation

24 Mar 2017

Pret A Manger has played down renewed speculation that it is considering a New York stock market listing

​Analyst corner: Hammond on TRG

24 Mar 2017

Analyst Ned Hammond at Berenberg has downgraded The Restaurant Group to ‘sell’ from ‘hold’

WBB eyes new funding round

24 Mar 2017

The opening of West Berkshire Brewery’s £4m new facility has been pushed back to August from the original date of April.

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We’ve had our fill Phil

21 Mar 2017

Celebrating the Great British pub, via its evolution, generational shifts, The Publican Awards, the possibility of a food-led tipping point, on-going legislation, some pubs located in Surrey, the Chancellor Phillip Hammond, and the cost of a new car park…

The price is right. Or is it?

20 Mar 2017

During MCA’s Food to Go conference last month there was a lot of talk about London and ‘the regions’. This is how we have been conditioned to think about the UK and in many ways it limits us


The form horse

17 Mar 2017

Seven years on from its creation, Stonegate Pub Company continues to disprove the notion that you cannot thrive as a wet-led, late-night bar operator. The TDR Capital-backed group is now garnering deserved sector-wide recognition for its approach to developing complementary town and city-centre concepts and engaged teams

Why ‘real’ leaders have never been more important

16 Mar 2017

Yves Van Durme, human capital partner at Deloitte Consulting, looks at the demand for ‘real’ leaders in business. Not just captains of industry but chief executives who are able to personify their brands and can create narratives which fit into the context of wider business and social-economic challenges

Kate Nicholls, chief executive of the ALMR, chairs a panel of late night bar operators discussing the future of the sector

Budget shows sector voices are being heard

10 Mar 2017

Kate Nicholls, chief executive of the Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers, dissects the details of this week’s Budget announcements and its impact on the sector.

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