Research

  • News

    Negative feedback on food increases

    2019-10-16T07:46:00Z

    Consumer expectations around food quality in pubs and bars have soared between February and September 2019, according to the latest data from online review specialist, Feed It Back

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    News

    Coffer Peach Tracker up 1.2% in September

    2019-10-14T07:32:00Z

    Managed pub and restaurant groups saw collective like-for-like sales grow 1.2% last month, according to latest figures from the Coffer Peach Business Tracker.

  • News

    Fish prices rise after quota changes

    2019-10-11T08:10:00Z

    Fish prices have risen again following changes to quotas, CGA Prestige Foodservice Price Index reveals.

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    News

    Spending up 12.9% at wet-led venues

    2019-10-08T07:57:00Z

    Spending at pubs, bars and clubs grew by 12.9% year-on-year in September, according to the latest data from Barclaycard.

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    News

    Food to go continues to buck the trend

    2019-10-03T07:38:00Z

    The food to go sector has continued to outperform the wider eating out market, with total visits up 6.4% year-on-year to 4.4 billion, according to MCA’s Food to Go Tracker Q2 2019.

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    News

    Brits spend £70 average on a night out

    2019-09-30T07:16:00Z

    Consumers are spending an average of £70.69 on a night out – including drinks at home, transport and food and drinks out, the latest Deltic Night Index reveals

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    News

    Savoury up and sweet down as bakery sees drop in overall occasions

    2019-09-26T07:08:00Z

    The total number of bakery occasions fell by 1% in the second quarter of 2019, with sweet items seeing a dip in popularity and savoury products on the rise, according to MCA’s Bakery & Sandwich Tracker.

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    News

    Average spend up across the board in August

    2019-09-25T07:46:00Z

    Average spend increased at every day-part during August, according to MCA’s latest UK Eating Out Panel Consumer Dashboard.

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    News

    Leaders’ confidence hits two-year low over Brexit

    2019-09-23T07:06:00Z

    Confidence among pub and restaurant leaders has hit a two year low over the long-term impact of Brexit, CGA’s Business Confidence Survey reveals.

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    News

    Growth expected for branded restaurants in 2019

    2019-09-19T06:52:00Z

    Branded restaurants are expected to see modest sales growth of 1.9% in 2019, amid overall market contraction, according to MCA’s newly-published UK Restaurant Market Report.

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    News

    Greggs tops Brand Health index

    2019-09-17T07:28:00Z

    Greggs has been named the number eating out brand in YouGov’s Brand Health Index.

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    News

    Hospitality productivity outperforms wider economy

    2019-09-17T07:21:00Z

    Productivity in the hospitality is on the rise, as revenues rise faster than employment levels, CGA and UKHospitality’s Future Shock report reveals.

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    News

    Bricks and mortar adds ‘significant value’ despite drop in footfall

    2019-09-17T07:19:00Z

    High street bricks and mortar retail adds “significant value” to consumers, and is “far from dead”, according to a report by CACI property consulting group.

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    News

    Menu price inflation slower than CPI

    2019-09-17T07:18:00Z

    Menu prices increased by 1.8% in Spring/Summer 2019, compared to the same period in 2018, MCA’s Menu Tracker reveals.

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    News

    Pub visits decline in year to July 2019

    2019-09-13T07:39:00Z

    The number of pub visits are down 1.2% for the year ended July 2019, according to the latest NPD Pub Tracker data.

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    Opinion

    Fish and chip supper anyone?

    2019-09-12T07:13:00Z

    Call me old-fashioned and a tad unadventurous if you will, but I am rather quite partial to the long-established delights of fish and chips. A moist and slightly sweet tasting cod fillet in light but crunchy batter, with some nicely seasoned thick-cut chips, minty mushy peas and chunky tartare sauce – delightful! One of the things about go-to products though, is that they become something of a KVI – a Known Value Item. 

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    News

    Beer sales down 2.2% in Q2 2019

    2019-09-11T07:24:00Z

    Beer sales in the second quarter of 2019 were down 2.2% year on year, driven by the hot weather comparative, according to the latest Beer Barometer sales data from the British Beer & Pub Association. 

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    News

    Restaurants and pubs closures among biggest net declines

    2019-09-11T07:23:00Z

    The closure of restaurants and pubs are among the highest seen by sector on Britain’s high streets, according to the latest PwC and the Local Data Company analysis.

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    News

    F&B helps drives regional shopping mall missions

    2019-09-10T07:08:00Z

    Food and beverage is helping to boost visits to regional shopping malls, with almost one in ten trips driven primarily by F&B or leisure, according to new research by location planning consultancy CACI.

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    Opinion

    M&B – Much ado about branding

    2019-09-04T07:37:00Z

    MCA market insight director Steve Gotham analyses data from MCA’s Eating Out Panel to pinpoint potential areas for improvement for some of Mitchells & Butlers’ key brands.