All MCA Insight articles in March 2019

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    Consumer Dashboard

    Consumer Dashboard - March 2019

    2019-04-09T09:05:00Z

    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.

  • Housekeeping

    MCA Eating Out Panel (Consumer Insights) Subscription

    2019-04-05T09:38:00Z

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    MCA Operator Data Index Inquiry

    2019-04-05T09:06:00Z

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    2019-04-04T09:58:00Z

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  • Magnum bottles of sparkling wine
    News

    'Peak prosecco' as sparkling wine sales dip

    2019-04-01T06:09:00Z

    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.

  • Loungers
    News

    Loungers announces intention to float

    2019-04-01T06:00:00Z

    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
    News

    Fourpure owner Lion acquires Magic Rock

    2019-04-01T05:45:00Z

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

  • Byron
    News

    Wilkinson appointed Byron CEO

    2019-03-29T10:02:00Z

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

  • Papa John's
    News

    Papa John’s appoints global chief marketing officer

    2019-03-29T08:32:00Z

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

  • Grant Paul-Florence
    News

    BGF appoints new head of London investment team

    2019-03-29T08:32:00Z

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

  • Ashley Lovett
    News

    New ops director appointed to Hawthorn Leisure

    2019-03-29T08:32:00Z

    NewRiver-owned pub company Hawthorn Leisure has appointed Ashley Lovett, from Ei Group, as its operations director – south.

  • Zonal chief executive Stuart McLean
    News

    Zonal sees lfl growth margins up 4%

    2019-03-29T08:32:00Z

    Zonal has seen its like-for-like gross margin increase by 4%, to 70%, in the year ended 30 June 2018, with record investment in research and development – up 41% to £6.9m.

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    News

    Rola Wala reboots international franchising

    2019-03-29T08:31:00Z

    Rola Wala, the Indian street food brand, is set launch its international franchising business, after it was beset by political delays, MCA has learnt.

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    News

    MCA Introduces: Rockfish Exeter

    2019-03-29T08:31:00Z

    Rockfish, the seafood restaurant concept from Mitch Tonks, has just opened its most ambitious site yet in Exeter. As part of our MCA Introduces series, Finn Scott-Delany meets the chef-patron at the quayside site to talk about blazing a trail in the South West, and learning the lessons of the casual dining crisis.

  • News

    Tapa Republic secures site for AppleYard

    2019-03-29T08:31:00Z

    Tapa Republic, which previously traded as Bilbao Berria and Norte, is to launch its new concept AppleYard in Sidcup next month.

  • Cat's Pyjamas
    News

    Cat’s Pyjamas administrators contradict founder's rescue claims

    2019-03-29T08:31:00Z

    Administrators for The Cat’s Pyjamas have contradicted claims by owner Alison White that a buyer has been found for the business. Lewis Business Recovery said no buyer had been found and that rescuers are still being sought to prevent the business being wound up completely – contrary to a ...

  • KFC ad campaign
    Opinion

    Mark Out of 10: KFC - Passive aggressive much?

    2019-03-29T08:30:00Z

    In his latest column for MCA, Mark McCulloch – the brand and marketing guru behind Supersonic Inc – gives his view on KFC’s latest marketing campaign, which sees it acknowledge its many imitators littering the UK’s high streets.

  • News

    BMC report ‘misguided’ on link between alcohol and cancer

    2019-03-29T08:30:00Z

    UKHospitality has criticised a report by the British Medical Council on the link between alcohol and cancer.

  • News

    TGI to bonus staff for creating ‘buzz’

    2019-03-29T08:30:00Z

    TGI Fridays has launched a new team member incentive programme, which will see 500 team members given a bonus in return for helping generate positive ‘buzz’ for their restaurant and guests.

  • Jonathon Swaine, managing director of Fuller's Inns
    News

    Fuller’s restructure sees Swaine depart and Turner promoted

    2019-03-29T07:16:00Z

    Fuller’s has announced a restructure following the sale of its beer business, which will see Jonathon Swaine leave his role as managing director of Fuller’s Inns in October.