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    Jamie’s Italian calls in administrators


    Jamie Oliver Restaurant Group has confirmed it has appointed KPMG as administrators of its Jamie’s Italian business in the UK.

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    Rate of decline for wet-led pubs slows


    The long-term clear out of unsustainable wet-let pubs and bars appears to be nearing its end – in part reflecting the recent success of compelling premium drinks offers and getting the balance right with food, the latest market snapshot from CGA and AlixPartners indicates.

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    Deltic’s new concept could be rolled out further


    Deltic Group chief executive, Peter Marks, has told MCA that the group’s new concept Eden could be rolled out further if it proves successful at the former Tiger Tiger sites.

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    Amazon gives Deliveroo 'capital and kudos'


    Does Amazon’s $575m lead investment in Deliveroo represent more than just capital? MCA’s Finn Scott-Delany looks at the potential synergies of the partnership, and the implications for restaurant brands. With commentary from MCA’s Steve Gotham, CGA’s Karl Chessell and YFood’s Nadia El Hadery.

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    Sector cannot stomach further minimum wage hikes


    Significant increases to the National Minimum Wage (NMW) and National Living Wage (NLW) could have a devasting effect on the sector, those in the industry have argued.

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    Amazon/Deliveroo: 'The race is now on'


    Amazon’s re-entry into the food delivery market, leading a fresh round of investment in Deliveroo, piqued the interest of many in the industry. MCA news editor Finn Scott-Delany discusses what the move mean for the key players in the space, and prospects for consolidation.

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    Most consumers expect to reduce spend on eating out


    Eating out is cited as one of the top three areas to spend less on by four of the six age brackets monitored by PwC’s latest consumer sentiment survey.

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    'Only 7% of Gen Z regularly goes clubbing'


    Just 7% of Generation Z (18-24-year-olds) regularly go to clubs, compared to 30% of millennials (25-34s), according to research by digital start-up BLACKBX. Meanwhile 46% of Generation Z consumers said they had a local pub, compared to 85% of millennials. The survey of 2,000 people found 38% only ...

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    Laura's London launches Seedrs campaign to fund café roll out


    Premium cake and catering studio Laura’s London has launched a crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs, to help kick-start a roll-out of cafes.

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    Rohit Chugh on new concept Bambusa


    Rohit Chugh, former managing director of The Cinnamon Club and the founder of Roti Chai in Marylebone, has moved into the fast casual sector with the opening of his third London restaurant Bambusa. He speaks to BigHospitality’s James McAllister.