All Giraffe articles – Page 15

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    Giraffe site eyed by Giggling Squid


    Giraffe is understood to have lined up a further two openings in Extra superstores in Yeading and Cheam, as Giggling Squid lines up to take on its recently closed unit in Horsham

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    Giraffe plans Abu Dhabi site


    Giraffe, the Tesco-owned restaurant chain, has lined up its second international site in Abu Dhabi, M&C Report understands

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    JDW and TRG Concessions win airport F&B awards


    JD Wetherspoon and TRG Concessions/Giraffe are among the winners in an awards scheme that recognises top food and beverage operators at airports

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    Giraffe to open training academy


    Giraffe, the Tesco-owned family dining chain, is to open a dedicated training academy called G1 in late October on the site of its first restaurant in Hampstead, north London

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    Market-restaurant hybrid trend on the rise


    In response to retail chains acquiring restaurants, restaurant groups will start buying markets, as we move towards a new hybrid offer “the markaurant”, according to Chris Muller, the leading academic expert in the field of chain restaurant

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    Operators eye York’s Monk’s Cross scheme


    Giraffe, Ed’s Easy Diner and Prezzo are believed to among the line up of operators poised to take sites at the Monk’s Cross shopping scheme in York, which is set to fully come online next spring

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    Response to new Tesco food offer “positive”


    Tesco has this morning reported that the initial customer response to its three pilot remodelled Extra sites, which include its first instore Giraffe, Harris + Hoole and Decks units, has been “very positive”

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    Theobroma to make UK dedut


    Theobroma, the Australian chocolate café brand, has chosen Touchwood Solihull for its first site in the UK this autumn

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    H+H ready to stretch its legs


    Harris + Hoole, the fast-growing “artisan-style” coffee chain part-owned by Tesco, has the potential to double in size next year and has had talks regarding opening its first sites in transport hubs

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    F&B lifts Network Rail retail lfls


    Dining brands performed the strongest of all retail sectors at Network Rail-operated stations in the three months to the end of June, as Network Rail posted its best retail results for four years, aided by investments at key locations and favourable weather

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    Tesco begins Decks rollout


    Tesco is to begin the rollout of its new casual dining format, Decks, with the opening of a second site at its Extra store in Broadstairs, Kent

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    H+H to replace Costa at Horsham Tesco


    Harris + Hoole, the fast-growing “artisan-style” coffee chain part-owned by Tesco, is set to replace the Costa concession at the supermarket’s store near Horsham, West Sussex

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    Ed’s confirmed for Norwich and MK


    Ed’s Easy Diner has confirmed it is set to open a new 3,000sq ft restaurant at intu Chapelfield, Norwich, later this month, as well as an Ed’s Outside unit at intu Midsummer Place in Milton Keynes

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    The investment case


    At four o’clock last Wednesday morning the deal for Cote, which had been nearly a year in the making, finally got over the line. Many had questioned whether it would actually happen, with rumours of a parked process and complications over finding a chairman, but there was always a sense that this was one deal that would go through. So what next for the brand and for the leisure sector as a whole and what further opportunities are on the horizon?

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    Giraffe wins design award


    Giraffe, the Tesco-owned family dining chain, has won a design award for its Burgers & Cocktails by Giraffe restaurant at Xscape Yorkshire in Castleford

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    Jack: Sector acquisitions at six-year high


    The current period is the most active for acquisitions in the licensed retail sector since 2007, a leading analyst has argued following the £100m sale of Cote and the expected imminent sale of 300 Greene King pubs

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    Bill’s closes in on Windsor opening


    Bill’s Restaurants, the fast-growing Richard Caring-backed chain, is closing in on a site in Windsor, for an opening later this year

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    H+H strengthens pipeline


    Harris + Hoole is understood to be in talks on a further eight sites as it looks to get close to the 30-site mark by the year end

  • Opinion

    Retailers take a seat at the eating-out table


    Further pressure is to be placed on the UK’s traditional eating-out industry, with a number of retailers stating their intentions to ramp up their foodservice credentials and compete with established food-led operators, says Mark Wingett.

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    Analysis & Insight

    Street-fighting brands


    There are more similarities between marketing a roaming street-food operation and a fixed high-street food brand than you might think. Getting a firm grip on the basics will win dividends in the long run, says Mark McCulloch, former head of marketing at YO! Sushi and Pret a Manger and founder of Spectacular Marketing