All MCA Insight articles in May 2013 – Page 6

  • high street distress

    Councils 'too slow to adapt to change' on high streets


    A Government minister has accused some local authorities of being “too slow to adapt to change” on the high streets and permit change of use of premises.

  • Wetherspoons

    Helping others to help us


    Supporting those with disabilities or those who face other challenges in gaining employment is a fantastic benefit to a company, says Sarah Williamson, JD Wetherspoon’s senior recruitment & training manager.

  • News

    Britvic to combine GB and Ireland business


    Britvic has announced plans to create a combined Great Britain and Ireland business under a single leadership team, which will see the closure of two factories in Britain and a warehouse in Northern Ireland.

  • Opinion

    Little Chef brand set to disappear


    The iconic restaurant brand could disappear from the UK’s roadsides after a number of potential buyers indicated that they may want to rebrand the 83-strong business.

  • News

    Most chains have good hygiene standards


    Major high street restaurant and retail chains generally have good food hygiene standards, although La Tasca and Little Chef were found to have had low ratings in more than 10% of outlets, a survey from Which? shows.

  • Weekend Press

    Weekend press round-up, 25-27 May


    Please see below our roundup of this weekend’s newspapers: Pubs Britain’s pubs face lost decade The pub industry faces a lost decade with sales unlikely to hit 2007 levels for at least another five years despite the government’s efforts to reduce the cost of beer in the ...

  • News

    TRG confirms next four C2C openings


    The Restaurant Group has confirmed the next four locations for its fledgling US-style restaurant format Coast to Coast.

  • Jonathanneame

    Neame: code threatens sector confidence


    Pub industry confidence, boosted after the scrapping of the beer duty escalator, is being put at risk by the uncertainty surrounding statutory regulation in the tenanted model, says Jonathan Neame.

  • News

    CAU eyes Blackheath opening


    CAU is believed to be close to securing a fourth site and first in London, in Blackheath.

  • News

    Brown to open Paesan


    Anthony Brown is to open a new Italian concept called Paesan.

  • News

    Obika launches delivery service


    Obika has launched a new delivery service in the UK.

  • News

    Leon to launch music nights


    Leon to launch live music nights across some of its restaurants.

  • News

    Wharfedale launches loyalty scheme


    Yorkshire brewer and pub operator Wharfedale launches loyalty scheme.

  • News

    Molson Coors to sell some wholesale assets


    Molson Coors is to sell some of its wholesale operations to Manchester-based drinks wholesaler LWC Drinks for an undisclosed sum, M&C Report has learnt.

  • News

    Analyst positive on SABMiller


    Leading analyst Anthony Geard has reiterated his Hold recommendation for SABMiller, the global brewer, following its full-year results this week, saying the “overall feel” of its results is “very solid” despite falling marginally short of his estimates. Geard, of Investec, increased his Target Price to “reflect some FX moves ...

  • News

    Fourth launches business data software


    Fourth has launched new software that it says will “revolutionise” how business leaders analyse and understand their businesses.

  • News

    ALMR's apprenticeship funding plea


    Take-up of apprenticeships in the pub sector is lower than elsewhere in hospitality because the funding available is significantly lower, the ALMR warns.

  • News

    Ofcom urges review of alcohol advertising rules


    Ofcom, the communications watchdog, has asked the UK’s advertising regulators to review the rules that limit children’s exposure to alcohol advertising on TV.

  • News

    Purity's beer bar venture secures first site


    The craft beer bar venture formed by Warwickshire-based Purity Brewing Company has secured its first site, M&C Report has learnt.

  • Interviews

    Five-minute Friday interview


    M&C Report talks to Stephen Oliver of Marston’s Beer Company about his best investment, the best piece of advice he’s ever received and identifies the person who has had the most influence in his career.