MCA’s digital edition for September is out now 

The September issue is packed full of analysis, exclusive interviews, features and comment on the eating and drinking out market. 

MCA’s insight editor Dominic Allport explores the increasingly prominent problems that hospitality operators are facing with supplies, and how the sector might be impacted going forwards, in a special report and our cover story for this month. 

Peter Martin, MCA contributing editor, delves into the data on site closures during the pandemic, whether the numbers are better or worse than predicted, and what that means for the recovery period. 

Dominic Walsh unpicks the allegations surrounding toxic workplace culture at David Bruce’s West Berkshire Brewery in his latest column, while Prestige Purchasing’s David Read discusses the importance of operational agility. 

The edition also features exclusive interviews with Leon’s Nick Ayerst, who spoke to MCA just before he stepped down from his role as MD; Boparan Restaurant Group’s managing director Satnam Leihal talks to us about its new Restaurant Hub within Sainsbury’s; Vladimir Martynov, founder of Honi Poke shares his thoughts on the future of the Hawaiian dish and his expansion plans; and Roland Horne, founder of WatchHouse Coffee details his ambitions for speciality coffee. 

We also look at what’s next for Just Eat, assess the positives and negatives of becoming a cashless society and take a look at the journey of Pho – from its inception to the current day – following the news TriSpan had acquired a majority stake in the business. And with the sector now fully open we revive our Brandwatch series, with a look at Tim Hortons.

All that in addition to the regular news, people and opening pages. We hope you enjoy the new edition.