March 2019

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    Consumer Dashboard

    Consumer Dashboard - March 2019


    The start of spring sees positive signals from the Eating Out market as breakfast continues to bloom. Visit frequency was up at breakfast, dinner and snacking while lunch frequency remained stable. The average spend per visit increased at all meal-times, with growth well above menu price inflation at breakfast and dinner. Breakfast is the fastest growing day-part and the largest beneficiaries of this are coffee shops/cafés, offering busy customers a quick, convenient and often on-the-go option alongside their morning caffeine boost.

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    'Peak prosecco' as sparkling wine sales dip


    Sparkling wine sales in the UK have fallen by 3 million bottles in the last year as the UK market passes ‘peak prosecco’, research from UHY Hacker Young reveals.

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    Loungers announces intention to float


    Loungers, the Lion Capital-backed café bar group, has officially announced its intention to float on the AIM market. The 146-strong Lounge and Cosy Club operator is eyeing admission by the end of this month, when it is likely to be valued at more than £250m. In its intention ...

  • Magic Rock

    Fourpure owner Lion acquires Magic Rock


    Australian-headquartered food and beverage company Lion has acquired 100% of UK craft brewer Magic Rock Brewing Company.

  • Byron

    Wilkinson appointed Byron CEO


    Byron, the better burger brand, has appointed Simon Wilkinson as its new chief executive.

  • Papa John's

    Papa John’s appoints global chief marketing officer


    Papa John’s International has appointed Karlin Linhardt as its global chief marketing officer.

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    BGF appoints new head of London investment team


    BGF has appointed Grant Paul-Florence to head up its 18-strong London investment team.