Research news & opinion

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    Opinion

    Steve Gotham: The murky world of promotions

    2019-08-23T07:12:00Z

    MCA market insight director Steve Gotham analyses consumer use of promotional deals and suggests they may not as damaging as first thought. 

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    News

    Pub brands lose share at dinner time

    2019-08-22T07:34:00Z

    Pub brands’ share of visits at dinner time – its most important occasion – in the second quarter of 2019 (April – June), reflecting toughening competition from restaurants and growing customer expectations.

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    News

    Good value of less importance to consumers

    2019-08-20T07:32:00Z

    The need for good value has declined in importance as a mission for consumers when choosing where to eat out, according to MCA’s latest Eating Out Panel for Q2 2019 (April – June).

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    Opinion

    Steve Gotham: 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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.