Georgi joined from People Management at Haymarket Media Group. Previous to that, she worked at Haymarket title Event, and spent seven years at William Reed Business Media, beginning her career at British Baker, before moving across to Meat Trades Journal and GlobalMeatNews.com.
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Following the sale of Patisserie Valerie to Causeway Capital Partners, Rhys Iley spoke to MCA deputy editor Georgi Gyton about why he is viewing it as a new chapter for the business, and what changes the management team will be putting in place, including store refreshes, longer opening hours, NPD, and a new app.
Three Cheers recently reopened The Bedford in Balham – the second project through its partnership with Ei Group, and Ei’s largest project to date – following a £3m refurbishment. Georgi Gyton went to find to find out how they spent the money and what potential the partnership holds in the future.
A common feature at leisure and retail parks across the UK, fast-casual Mexican chain Chiquito has underperformed the market in recent years. In response, parent company TRG has been investing in the brand’s development – so have their efforts been bearing fruit? Georgi Gyton investigates.
Self-order screens and bluetooth locators are soon to become the norm at McDonald’s as it rolls out its Experience the Future programme. Georgi Gyton finds out what’s been behind the development of the programme, which was awarded the Best Use of Technology gong at this year’s Retailers’ Retailer awards.
Sustainability credentials are rapidly moving from being a defining feature of a brand to a basic expectation of the consumer. As operators increasingly seek to incorporate responsible policies into their business models, Georgi Gyton looks at what impact this is having on the bottom line.
The bakery food-to-go giant announced this week that it was adopting a “more cautious” outlook regarding performance for the rest of the year as troubles on the high street start to affect growth. Georgi Gyton takes a look at how the brand is setting itself up to even out any bumps in the road
The news that JD Wetherspoon has pulled the plug on all of its social media activity prompted social, as well as the mainstream, media, to go into overdrive. Georgi Gyton asks whether it will have any impact and if it will encourage other food and drink operators to follow suit?
Georgi Gyton looks at the potential impact AI could have on the eating and drinking-out sector.
Just Eat may have reported strong order growth in its full year results yesterday – up 19% in the UK, to 105 million – but the market balked at its lower forecasts for growth in 2018, largely down to planned investment in areas like its branded restaurant delivery partnerships, in a bid to fend off increasing competition. MCA explores the potential impact of its plans.