All MCA Insight articles in April 2021

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  • Adria-Wu-s-Miso-Group-launches-new-delivery-concept-and-plans-for-Operation-Falafel-rollout-street-food_wrbm_large
    News

    Miso to roll out Operation:Falafel

    2021-04-20T07:34:00Z

    Miso Group, from chef Adria Wu and Dubai-based investor Tamer Bazzari, are bringing two new concepts to the UK.

  • Hammerson
    News

    Hammerson: Footfall 80% of pre-pandemic

    2021-04-20T07:34:00Z

    Landlord Hammerson has reported 90% of operators in its UK estate are currently able to trade, with footfall is “competitive with pre-pandemic levels”.

  • Tortilla Putney
    News

    Tortilla appoints COO

    2021-04-20T07:33:00Z

    Tortilla has appointed Jason Thomas as chief operations officer.

  • Fishing trawler boat
    Analysis & Insight

    Prices to rebound as volumes recover

    2021-04-20T07:32:00Z

    Several months of falling food and non-alcoholic drinks prices are expected to come to an end as the hospitality industry reopens, the latest edition of the Foodservice Price Index from CGA and Prestige Purchasing reveals.

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    Analysis & Insight

    Surge in West End footfall

    2021-04-20T07:32:00Z

    West End footfall surged to its highest level since the coronavirus pandemic began more than a year ago during the first full weekend of reopening. 

  • Delivery
    Analysis & Insight

    How will delivery fare as dine-in re-opens?

    2021-04-20T07:31:00Z

    Demand for delivery has never been so high, and there is significantly greater supply than pre-pandemic, as foodservice operators capitalise on this increased consumer demand. Furthermore, delivery has become a lifeline whilst traditional routes to market were restricted, following just 11 weeks of ‘normal’ trading in 2020.

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    News

    Staff shortages an ‘emerging problem’

    2021-04-20T07:30:00Z

    Between 15-20% of hospitality staff are either declining, or are currently unable, to return to their existing roles as restrictions are lifted, according to UKHospitality’s recent surveys of its members.

  • Pub garden
    News

    Kate Nicholls: ‘We have to view the first week back positively’

    2021-04-20T07:29:00Z

    The reopening of outside spaces last week has to be viewed in a positive light, and as “a marker on the roadmap to recovery”, said Kate Nicholls, chief executive, UKHospitality.

  • Emma Woods
    News

    Woods to step down from Wagamama

    2021-04-19T09:41:00Z

    Wagamama CEO Emma Woods is stepping down and handing over to her internally appointed successor, Thomas Heier.

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    News

    Businesses face ‘rocky road to recovery’

    2021-04-19T07:41:00Z

    Hospitality trade bodies UKH, BBPA and BII have called for Government to extend the business rates holiday for at least a further three months to allow businesses to get back on their feet.

  • The Navigator Upham Pub Company
    News

    Upham keen to impress investors following turnaround plan

    2021-04-19T07:40:00Z

    Upham Group has said it is a strong financial position following the take-up of support offered during the pandemic, including a £1.4m CBIL, and a restructure of its operations, and keen to impress its investors.

  • Alchemist
    News

    The Alchemist refinances loans

    2021-04-19T07:40:00Z

    The Alchemist has received a new injection of capital after completing a refinancing of its banking facilities and shareholder loans.

  • John Eckbert
    News

    Five Guys: ‘Delivery is here to stay’

    2021-04-19T07:39:00Z

    Future demand for delivery may be hard to predict but the market is not going to go away, Five Guys UK chief executive John Eckert has told MCA.

  • Popeyes
    News

    Crowley joins Popeyes as UK CEO

    2021-04-19T07:38:00Z

    US fried chicken brand Popeyes has announced the appointment of Tom Crowley as its UK chief executive.

  • Green Caffe Nero web
    News

    Issas buy up Nero debt

    2021-04-19T07:38:00Z

    The new owners of Leon are close to taking control of Caffe Nero after buying up the coffee chain’s debts, The Telegraph reports. 

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    Analysis & Insight

    Delivery market reaches £11.4bn

    2021-04-19T07:33:00Z

    Food delivery grew by £3.7bn in 2020 to reach £11.4bn, as it benefitted from being one of the few routes to market during the pandemic, Lumina Intelligence reports.

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    Analysis & Insight

    One in four reopen

    2021-04-19T07:32:00Z

    One in four of England’s licensed premises opened for trade in hospitality’s first week back for outdoor-only service, according to latest figures from the Market Recovery Monitor from CGA and AlixPartners.

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    Opinion

    Peter Martin: Delivering the unexpected

    2021-04-19T07:31:00Z

    Would it be such a bad thing if pubs had to display calorie counts on draught beer pumps or restaurants the same on wine lists?

  • LEON
    News

    EG Group acquires Leon

    2021-04-18T12:40:00Z

    EG Group, the forecourt retailer and fast-food operator, has acquired Leon Restaurants.

  • Loungers
    Analysis & Insight

    Differentiation is key to a successful rollout

    2021-04-16T07:34:00Z

    The ability to provide a differentiated experience is key to a successful rollout, and one that Loungers is able to offer, according to analysts Berenberg.