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  • Sector cannot stomach further minimum wage hikes

  • Amazon/Deliveroo: 'The race is now on'

  • Most consumers expect to reduce spend on eating out

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The Pub Conference

2 July 2019
THe HAC, London

The UK’s dynamic pub sector is worth £22.5bn, comprising 46,000 pubs (source: MCA Insight).

Attend MCA’s Pub Conference 2019 to hear from business leaders about sector headwinds, threats and opportunities, as well as their brand journeys and winning strategies.



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Latest journals

MCA Journal April 2019

April 2019

This month’s print journal examines the topic of growth and how much appetite remains within the sector for aggressive expansion. MCA market insight director, Steve Gotham, asks whether the days of restaurant brands building to 100-plus sites is really over. Meanwhile deputy editor Georgi Gyton looks at the importance of culture and how operators can retain it as they grow. We focus on one brand that has certainly not stalled its expansion, with a look at how BrewDog has gone from a disruptor to a global beer titan in its own right. We also profile the most ambitious opening to date from Mitch Tonks’ Rockfish group and delve into the runners and riders of this year’s AlixPartners’ Growth Company Index, asking what it takes to be the fastest growing operator in the eating and drinking out sector.

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