Research

  • GettyImages-breakfast
    Opinion

    Frequenting fall-out

    2019-08-19T06:35:00Z

    MCA market insight director Steve Gotham breaks down the data on eating out occasions to see what the real picture is when it comes to falling frequency.

  • MCA Bakery & Sandwich Tracker
    News

    Bakery brands hit the spot with trend for food-to-go

    2019-08-14T07:36:00Z

    Branded bakery is outperforming the total eating out market, as the likes of Greggs and Warrens bakery tap into the growing food-to-go channel, according to analysis by MCA.

  • GettyImages-couple in restaurant
    Opinion

    Date night opportunity knocking?

    2019-08-13T07:46:00Z

    MCA market insight director Steve Gotham analyses consumer eating out missions and deduces that there are opportunities for operators to do more when it comes to couples looking to spend money on a night out.

  • Vinoteca
    News

    Customers more critical in evenings

    2019-08-13T07:45:00Z

    Customers of restaurants and bars are most critical during the evenings, with loud music a frequent bugbear, data from Feed It Back reveals.

  • Brexit guidance published
    News

    Disorderly Brexit could cost sector £5.4bn

    2019-08-13T07:45:00Z

    The UK eating & drinking out market has lost £1.4bn in value as a result of the Brexit vote, according to economic estimates by MCA.

  • soft drinks
    News

    Price of soft drinks on the up as index reaches new high

    2019-08-13T07:45:00Z

    Inflation seen across mineral Water, soft drinks and juice has pushed the CGA Prestige Foodservice Price Index to its highest level for the non-alcoholic beverage categories – up 21.6% year-on-year in June 2019.

  • GettyImages-restaurant
    News

    Restaurants outpace pubs on July comparables

    2019-08-12T07:06:00Z

    Restaurant groups achieved a 3.8% increase in collective like-for-like (lfl) sales last month, against July last year, while pub sales slipped back -0.2% due to tougher comparables, according to the latest Coffer Peach Tracker.

  • gettyimages-1090842806-170667a
    News

    Street food leads growth in eating out market

    2019-08-09T07:30:00Z

    Street food and mobile operations are leading growth in eating out and outperforming the wider market, MCA research reveals.

  • Spending up in Q4 2018
    News

    Restaurant spending up 10% in July

    2019-08-07T07:56:00Z

    Restaurants enjoyed a 10.1% uplift in sales in July, as wider consumer spending saw muted growth of 1.7%, data from Barclaycard reveals.

  • Young people eating and talking in a casual dining restaurant
    News

    Intense competition and cost pressures a drag on eating out market

    2019-08-02T07:37:00Z

    The UK eating out market has experienced its slowest value growth in seven years and is forecast to grow 1.3% in 2019, behind inflation at c2%, according to the MCA UK Eating Out Market Report 2019.