All MCA Insight articles in August 2013 – Page 7

  • News

    Wolf Blass growth lifts Treasury Wine Estates


    Treasury Wine Estates, the global winemaking and distribution business, has reported a 263% rise in EBITS to $16m in the Europe, Middle East and Asia region for its 2013 full-year

  • News

    Jack Daniel's Distillery set for $100m expansion


    Brown-Forman, the US-based drinks company, is to spend more than £100m expanding its Jack Daniel’s Distillery

  • News

    SAB opens Ugandan brewery


    SABMiller, the global brewer, has opened a new brewery in western Uganda under its Nile Breweries Limited subsidiary in an investment worth US$90m

  • News

    Pasty Presto set for next stage of growth


    Pasty Presto, the pasty chain, is set for its next stage of growth, despite reporting a loss in its last financial year

  • News

    Wabi London folded owing creditors c£3m


    Wabi London, the company that operated the eponymous restaurant in London’s Kingsway, collapsed owing creditors £2.96m, according to a report from its administrator BM Advisory

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    Intertain FY EBITDA grows 7.9%


    The Walkabout operator has reported a 60% rise in pre-exceptional operating profit in the year to 2 February, with EBITDA up 7.9% to £5.3m, as it saw the benefit of its estate investment programme and surrender of leases on unprofitable sites

  • Analysis & Insight

    Diners more drawn to promotions


    More than half (54%) of consumers strongly agree that they are seeking restaurant deals and promotions more often now than they were in 2011, new research shows

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    Wagamama strengthens pipeline


    Wagamama has lined up a further seven openings in the UK for the next six months, and is in talks on a further handful

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    Prezzo to assess Cleaver potential


    Prezzo will open four sites in total this year under new brand Cleaver before assessing the potential of the chicken, burgers and ribs concept

  • News

    Hey Potato set for national roll out


    Hey Potato, the new concept backed by Bharat Patel, the largest KFC franchisee in the UK, is eyeing a national rollout, after the success of its first two sites

  • Subway

    Subway eyes 2,000 UK sites by 2015


    The UK is “top of the list” as the sandwich chain looks to accelerate growth across Europe, with up to 1,000 new sites planned continent-wide in 2014

  • News

    Salt’n Pepper to make UK debut


    Foodconsults Ltd, the Pakistan-based hospitality group, is to make its debut in the UK with the launch of its Salt’n Pepper brand in London’s Piccadilly

  • Analysis & Insight

    One million apply for hospitality jobs


    The number of applications for jobs in hospitality grew 17% in the second quarter of this year, with more than one million submitted, new research shows

  • News

    Smiths of Smithfield to launch all-day dining concept


    Smiths of Smithfield is to launch a new all-day dining concept called SMITHS

  • Analysis & Insight

    Bank Holiday ‘staycations’ to generate £1bn


    Just under 10% of the adult population of Britain will make the most of the forthcoming August Bank Holiday weekend by taking an overnight holiday trip in the UK

  • News

    PizzaExpress creates head of restaurant trading role


    PizzaExpress has created a new role, head of restaurant trading, which it hopes will help to further take its trading approach from a “solely central affair to put the balance back with restaurants”

  • News

    Diageo to sell Irish distillery


    The drinks giant is to sell Great Northern Brewery site in Dundalk to the Irish Whiskey Company and switch whiskey production to St James Gate

  • News

    Ed’s to open in York


    Ed’s Easy Diner, the fast-growing American-style casual dining chain, is understood to have secured a site in York for a further opening this year

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    Analysis & Insight

    Are we seeing a domino effect?


    Dominic Walsh assesses the actions of Nigel Wray in selling his final tranche of shares in Domino’s Pizza and muses over the reasons for, and timing of, the move. He also looks at outgoing Diageo chief executive Paul Walsh’s legacy and the good work being carried out by Fuller’s and Young’s.

  • News

    Terry swaps Harrods for Duck & Waffle


    Keiran Terry, former operations director at Caprice Holdings, has stepped down from Harrods as head of restaurants, to join ‎SushiSamba and Duck & Waffle as director of operations