New data has shown Saturday brunch bookings have grown 102% since 2013.
A new survey of sector leaders has shown signs of confidence returning to the market but concerns remain about the key cost of people, property and food.
Pubs are finding it tougher than ever to stand out in a crowded eating out market, the latest MCA Pub Brand Monitor data shows.
Street food and coffee shop operators have the greatest potential to grab market share in the food to go market, according to the latest data.
A record 37.3 million inbound visits were made to the UK in 2016, up 3% on 2015 with visitors spending £22.2 billion, matching 2015’s record spend.
New research shows that 94% of UK consumers are willing to join a loyalty scheme but also highlights the challenge that they have never been harder to please. James Wallin examines what the data has to say about the secret of winning consumer loyalty to your programme.
MCA director of insight, Steve Gotham, looks at which operators topped the league tables for friendly and speedy service during 2016 and what lessons we can learn from their success.
According to the latest analysis by Fourth, real hourly pay in hospitality has raced ahead of the National Living Wage to hit £7.71.
The latest data from MCA’s comprehensive Eating Out Panel has revealed a strong showing for pub companies, outperforming their restaurant counterparts in terms of net promoter scores throughout the day. MCA’s director of insight, Steve Gotham, looks at some of the reasons the Great British pub is still resonating so strongly with consumers.
Dr Ignazio Cabras, of Northumbria University, argues that his research into the societal value of pubs shows why the Government and the public must do more to support this valued institution. He insists the former should look at rate relief scheme while the latter must back up warm words with regular custom.
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In advance of what many expect to be a tougher 2017, there were mixed results in the final month of last year, MCA’s Eating Out Panel data has shown.
The latest data from MCA’s Eating Out Panel shows continued resilience in the sector throughout October.
The latest data from MCA’s Eating Out Panel shows September was another positive month for the Eating Out market
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