All MCA Insight articles in January 2018 – Page 2

  • News

    Adil Group updates pipeline


    The Adil Group, the multi-site franchise operator, has updated its development pipeline for 2018-19 in England and Scotland.

  • Brasserie Blanc interior

    Brasserie Bar Co achieves £8m+ sales in December


    Brasserie Bar Co turned over more than £8.6m during December, with Christmas “a big success”, MCA has learnt.

  • News

    Britvic Q1 UK revenue up 1%


    Britvic has reported UK revenue up 1% in its first quarter, to 24 December, driven by a 4.9% increase in carbonates sales.

  • Duncan Garrood

    Garrood replaces Fox as Bill’s CEO


    Bill’s Restaurants has appointed Duncan Garrood as its new chief executive with immediate effect – to lead the company “as it enters a new phase of development and expansion across the country”.

  • News

    Analysts corner: Domino’s


    The leisure team at Liberum have given their view on Domino’s Q4 results, saying two chief concerns remain.

  • News

    Fuller’s secures Royal Wharf site


    Fuller’s has acquired a riverside site in the new Royal Wharf development in London’s Royal Dock.

  • News

    Deltic launches new apprenticeship scheme


    The Deltic Group has announced a new apprenticeship programme.

  • News

    B&K appoints GK’s Spencer as group ops director


    Brewhouse & Kitchen has appointed Andy Spencer as its group operations director, MCA has learnt.

  • News

    D&D chefs launch delivery kitchen


    Two former D&D London chefs have launched a delivery-only kitchen concept, with a plan for eight sites by the end of 2018, MCA has learnt.

  • News

    Arc appoints Lowery


    Arc Inspirations has appointed former Revolutions Bar Group UK acquisitions manager Nik Lowery as property director.

  • News

    Fish price rises 'inevitable'


    Tightening cod and haddock quotas mean fish will inevitably become more expensive in the UK, analysts have warned.

  • News

    easyCoffee eyes c-store opportunities


    Peoples Coffee, which operates the easyCoffee brand, is looking to install 400 branded vending machines in convenience stores in 2018, The Grocer reports.

  • News

    Sushi Gourmet opens 50 in 2017, targets 30 in 2018


    Sushi Gourmet, the supermarket sushi kiosk concept exclusive to Sainsbury’s, opened c50 sites in the last year, with a minimum of 30 expected in 2018, MCA has learnt.

  • News

    Antic London branches out into pub accommodation


    Antic London is planning its “first foray” into overnight accommodation as part of its latest pub renovation project, with three more in the pipeline, MCA has learnt.

  • Prezzo Beckenham
    Analysis & Insight

    Brandwatch: Prezzo


    Prezzo is the latest high-profile brand to show signs of strain in a challenging market. We look at MCA data to assess how it has been performing against the wider market

  • News

    Food hall model 'more attractive than restaurants'


    London Union co-founder Jonathan Downey has told MCA the food hall model is far more attractive to operators than the restaurant market. Downey said food halls and street food markets were more in keeping with consumer tastes, and said there was plenty of space in the UK market for new ...

  • London Union's Jonathan Downey and Henry Dimbleby

    London Union to make regional debut "this year"


    London Union, the street food market concept from Jonathan Downey and Henry Dimbleby, is set to make its regional debut later this year, MCA has learnt.

  • Dominos

    Domino’s UK lfls up 4.8% in 2017


    Domino’s grew UK like-for-like (lfl) sales by 6.1% in the 13 weeks to 24 December, with full-year lfl growth at 4.8%.

  • Money
    Analysis & Insight

    Consumer confidence around disposable income grows


    Consumers ended 2017 feeling more confident about their levels of disposable income and job security.

  • Graeme Snith, AlixPartners
    Analysis & Insight

    The new normal


    After a tumultuous year across the eating and drinking-out sector, 2018 is likely to represent the establishment of a ‘new normal’ in terms of trading conditions. AlixPartners managing director Graeme Smith talks to James Wallin about the likely winners and losers of this new era