Georgi joined from People Management at Haymarket Media Group. Previous to that, she worked at Haymarket title Event, and spent seven years at William Reed Business Media, beginning her career at British Baker, before moving across to Meat Trades Journal and GlobalMeatNews.com.
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Greene King has appointed Michael Horan as the new business unit director of its 70-strong gastro-pub business Metropolitan Pub Company.
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.
A strong culture is often cited as the backbone to any hospitality business but is there a risk of it being neglected when in expansion mode? MCA’s deputy editor Georgi Gyton looks at the importance of culture and how operators can retain it as they grow. Includes commentary from LEON, Hard Rock Café, Urban Pubs & Bars and Hawksmoor.
Delivery has been the platform arguably making bigger waves in the world of consumer convenience, but the opportunities around click and collect should not be ignored. Georgi Gyton looks at the prospects for growth, what trends are being seen by operators, and how the entry of Deliveroo to the arena might change the game. Featuring commentary from McDonald’s, Tortilla, K10, Chop’d and HOP Vietnamese.
As McDonald’s nears the completion of its Experience the Future store programme, the operator is increasingly looking for opportunities to boost the level of personalisation in its restaurants. Jason Clark, SVP, chief operations officer, McDonald’s UK & Ireland talks to MCA deputy editor Georgi Gyton about touchscreen kiosks, the opportunities for coffee, and the potential to expand its network of delivery partners.
Following the sale of Patisserie Valerie to Causeway Capital Partners, Rhys Iley spoke to MCA deputy editor Georgi Gyton about why he is viewing it as a new chapter for the business, and what changes the management team will be putting in place, including store refreshes, longer opening hours, NPD, and a new app.
Three Cheers recently reopened The Bedford in Balham – the second project through its partnership with Ei Group, and Ei’s largest project to date – following a £3m refurbishment. Georgi Gyton went to find to find out how they spent the money and what potential the partnership holds in the future.
A common feature at leisure and retail parks across the UK, fast-casual Mexican chain Chiquito has underperformed the market in recent years. In response, parent company TRG has been investing in the brand’s development – so have their efforts been bearing fruit? Georgi Gyton investigates.