All MCA Insight articles in June 2021

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    UKHospitality Scotland calls for further support following extension

    2021-06-23T07:43:03.500Z

    UKHospitality has called for additional support for Scottish operators after First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced yesterday that current coronavirus restrictions would remain in place until 19 July.

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    News

    Livelyhood appoints new FD

    2021-06-23T07:43:00Z

    South London pub operator Livelyhood has appointed a new director of finance as it gears up for expansion.

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    News

    Restriction lifting on track in England

    2021-06-23T07:42:00Z

    England is on track to remove all remaining lockdown restrictions, including social distancing and the wearing of facemasks, on 19 July, according to reports.

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    News

    Covid passports suggested to keep pubs open in winter

    2021-06-23T07:42:00Z

    The introduction of Covid passports is being discussed as a way of keeping pubs, bars and restaurants open this winter should cases of the virus increase.

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    News

    Thunderbird builds dark kitchen presence

    2021-06-23T07:42:00Z

    Thunderbird Fried Chicken has opened a further delivery kitchen in Streatham, joining its existing Food Stars units in Battersea and Shoreditch.

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    News

    Heartstone looking to build 30-strong estate

    2021-06-23T07:42:00Z

    Heartstone Inns is looking to acquire additional managed houses, individually or in packages, in order to build its portfolio up to around 30 sites.

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    News

    UKHospitality: ‘Further financial support is unlikely’

    2021-06-23T07:41:00Z

    It is unlikely the hospitality sector will get any additional financial support from government according to Kate Nicholls, chief executive, UKHospitality.

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    News

    Nando’s extends link up with Tesco

    2021-06-23T07:41:00Z

    Nando’s has opened a second site within a Tesco supermarket, as it looks to expand its presence in new locations.

  • MCA July
    Analysis & Insight

    JULY 2021

    2021-06-22T09:07:00Z

    MCA’s digital edition for July is out now. Featuring news, comment, analysis and features from across the sector, columnist Dominic Walsh tackles BrewDog’s latest misadventure, and asks if the company’s mea culpa is sincere. 

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    News

    Wagamama heads to Paddington

    2021-06-22T07:35:00Z

    Wagamama has opened its latest restaurant in Paddington, designed with ample space for click and collect and delivery.

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    News

    Wages driven up by staff shortages

    2021-06-22T07:34:00Z

    The average wages of pub and restaurant workers have risen by as much as 14%, driven by a shortage of staff in the hospitality sector.

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    News

    Wing Shack Co shares opening pipeline

    2021-06-22T07:34:00Z

    Wing Shack Co is preparing to open a number of new sites, as well as road-test two new spin-off concepts, co-founder Josh Jarvis has told MCA.

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    News

    Calorie labelling timing ‘counter productive and damaging’

    2021-06-22T07:34:00Z

    Plans to introduce mandatory calorie labelling on menus threatens to derail the recovery of the hospitality sector, UKHospitality has warned.

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    News

    Soho House files for IPO

    2021-06-22T07:33:00Z

    Soho House has filed for an initial public offering (IPO) in New York under the name Membership Collective Group Inc.

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    News

    Yolé eyes UK rollout

    2021-06-21T07:29:00Z

    Yolé, the international sugar-free ice cream and frozen yogurt brand, is launching in the UK, with four further sites lined up.

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    Opinion

    David Read: Why supply matters

    2021-06-21T07:28:00Z

    David Read, founder & chairman of Prestige Purchasing discusses the current shortage of HGV drivers and the outlook for supply in our sector

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    Analysis & Insight

    25k venues remain shut

    2021-06-21T07:28:00Z

    Around 25,000 licensed premises were still shut at the end of May 2021, and the delay to a complete reopening puts a significant number at risk of permanent closure.

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    News

    Normal service subject to delay

    2021-06-21T07:27:00Z

    MCA’s digital edition for July is out now. Featuring news, comment, analysis and features from across the sector, columnist Dominic Walsh tackles BrewDog’s latest misadventure, and asks if the company’s mea culpa is sincere.

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    Events

    Loungers and Franco Manco join The Conversation

    2021-06-21T07:27:00Z

    Loungers CEO Nick Collins and Fulham Shore chairman David Page join UKHospitality CEO Kate Nicholls on MCA’s The Conversation today.

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    News

    Itsu confirms significant Bridgepoint deal

    2021-06-20T19:18:00Z

    Itsu has confirmed that it has signed a significant deal with international asset group Bridgepoint, which see it acquire “a meaningful minority stake” in the Asian-inspired food brand, enabling it to add a further 100 outlets to its estate over the next five years.