All MCA Insight articles in January 2015 – Page 2

  • Seafood Pub Co

    Seafood Pub Co eyes further expansion


    Seafood Pub Company, the Blackburn-based pub restaurant operator, is planning to grow to up to 20 sites over the next few years, through a mixture of its eponymous concept and other “food formats”, M&C Report has learnt.

  • Five Guys

    Five Guys set for Irish expansion


    Five Guys, the popular US burger chain is to launch in Ireland after signing a franchise deal with Brett, Ross and Derry Desmond, the sons of financier Dermot Desmond.

  • News

    Prezzo disposes of Oxford Cleaver


    Thai Leisure Group, the company behind the Chaophraya brand, has secured the Cleaver site in Oxford for Thaikhun, its street food-inspired concept, M&C Report understands.

  • Joseph Evans and Peter Borg-Neal of Oakman Inns

    Oakman to invest £400k in Lazy Cow


    Oakman Inns & Restaurants has confirmed it has acquired The Lazy Cow in Warwick from Urban & Country Leisure (UCL).

  • News

    Consumer confidence indices up for January


    Consumer confidence rose by five points in January with all five measures used to calculate the score rising on the GfK UK Consumer Confidence Index

  • News

    Jack: Fuller’s outperforming London market


    Douglas Jack, of Numis, has said Fuller’s outperformed the London pub market in the first 43 weeks of its financial year.

  • News

    Jamie Oliver secures first NZ site


    Jamie Oliver’s restaurant group has secured its first restaurant site in New Zealand in the city of Wellington

  • News

    Patisserie Holdings named IPO of the year


    Patisserie Holdings, the AIM-list group, has been named IPO of the Year at the Grant Thornton Quoted Company Awards 2015 to recognise high-achieving listed companies quoted below the FTSE 350 through to AIM and ISDX

  • News

    Robot Pub Group to focus on new concepts


    The Robot Pub Group is to focus on its expansion abroad and on developing new concepts, director Phil Neale has told M&C Report.

  • News

    Eclectic cautious about H2 trading


    Eclectic, the listed bar group led by Reuben Harley, has this morning reported that overall trading for the six months to 28 December 2014 was in line with its expectations, but that it remained cautious about trading for the second half of the year.

  • Fuller's

    Fuller’s lfls up 6.8% in managed and 4% in tenanted


    Fuller’s, the brewer and pub operator , has reported like-for-like sales up 6.8% for 43 weeks to 24 January in managed pubs and hotels and 4% in tenanted with beer and cider volumes up 4%.

  • News

    WSTA publishes election manifesto


    The Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) has today published its general election manifesto, calling on the UK’s political parties to commit to policies that will help the wine and spirit industry to grow, tackle alcohol related harm and promote responsible production, supply and consumption of alcohol across the UK.

  • News

    Late Knights to open brasserie above latest pub


    Late Knights founder Steve Keegan has told M&C Report that the company is adding a brasserie to its latest opening – the Ravensgate Arms in Ramsgate, Kent.

  • News

    Las Iguanas awarded for employee engagement


    Las Iguanas, the casual dining concept backed by Bowmark Capital, has been given the Reward & Recognition Award at the 2015 Employee Engagement Awards for its staff incentive and engagement

  • News

    Viva Brazil on the expansion trail


    Viva Brazil, the Brazilian steakhouse restaurant and bar concept, has secured sites in Newcastle and Birmingham to open later this year

  • Analysis & Insight

    Beware of the law of 'unintended consequences'


    The Government this week announced its plans to force anyone wishing to demolish or convert a pub listed as an asset of community value to first seek planning permission. The move was seen by many as an 11th hour attempt to thwart rebel MPs who wanted to amend the infrastructure bill to ensure plans to convert or demolish any pub would first have to seek planning consent. If so, the Government’s plans worked as the amendment was defeated. Mike Berry examines the task now facing the Government in making their promise a reality.

  • News

    Buenos Aires to trim non-core estate


    Buenos Aires Restaurants, the steakhouse restaurant group, is disposing of three of its non-core restaurants to concentrate on growing its estate in new locations, M&C Report has learnt

  • News

    Oxford next for Deliveroo


    Deliveroo is launching its service in Oxford next week as part of plans to be operational in c.15 cities and towns across the UK by the end of the year

  • News

    Supermarket fines edge closer


    Penalties imposed on major supermarkets for breaching the Groceries Code in relation to fair dealing with major suppliers of food and drinks have been laid in Parliament

  • News

    BrewDog begins exclusive import of Stone Brewing beers


    Brewdog, the Scottish brewer and pub operator, has signed an exclusive deal with Stone Brewing Co to import its craft beers