All MCA Insight articles in October 2020 – Page 7

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    German Doner Kebab CEO Imran Sayeed: ‘We want to be a household name’


    Not too long ago, even the most committed fast-causal enthusiast may not have heard of German Doner Kebab.

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    UK Hospitality calls for further support in Wales


    Hospitality businesses in Wales need further support if they are to survive the winter, UK Hospitality Cymru has warned.

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    Heineken reports modest sales growth as on-trade continues to struggle


    Heineken has reported UK beer volume returned to modest growth in its third quarter as off-trade sales boosted dips in the on-trade.

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    Sacha Lord: Wet-led community pubs ‘completely shot’


    Manchester’s wet-led pubs are “completely shot” under tier 3 and “many will not reopen again,” the city’s Night Time Economy Advisor Sacha Lord has warned. Speaking at MCA’s The Conversation, Lord cited the wet-led sub-sector as his “greatest concern” and said that given that the city has been operating under at least tier 2 restrictions in all but name for the past three months, large-scale closures and redundancies are now “inevitable.”

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    Scotland to ease alcohol restrictions


    Pubs and restaurants in areas subject to Scotland’s lower three tiers will be able to serve alcohol indoors again from Monday next week, the first minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced.

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    Trade bodies call for a freeze in late-night levy payments


    Hospitality trade bodies have called on government to freeze late-night levy payments as some late-night businesses have been required to continue payments despite lockdown and curfew restrictions.

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    Analysis & Insight

    Deliveroo study: 100k jobs saved due to platform


    Deliveroo has commissioned a study which estimates delivery platforms protected 100,000 jobs in the restaurant sector during the height of the pandemic.

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    St Austell to cut 100 jobs


    St Austell Brewery has announced it is to cut up to 100 jobs from its workforce.

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    Westminster scraps al fresco charge


    Westminster City Council has scrapped plans to charge restaurant and bar operators to keep trading outside through the coming months.

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    McDonald’s backs Rashford with 1m meal pledge


    McDonald’s has joined Marcus Rashford’s campaign and is offering a million free meals for UK families over the October half term, the company announced on Friday.

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    Analysis & Insight

    UKH: ‘Extremely low level of transmission in hospitality’


    The hospitality sector has reported just 1,728 infections across the UK workforce in the 14 weeks since reopening, out of approximately 20m work shifts.

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    SEV refreshes Bounce, appoints marketing director


    Social Entertainment Ventures (SEV) is investing in a refresh of its Bounce table tennis brand and launching new technology to support Wonderball, its digitally enhanced gaming platform.

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    Sturgeon confirms five-tiered strategy for Scotland


    Scotland will enter a five-tier coronavirus alert system next month, with a degree of forced hospitality closure in the top two tiers, first Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced.

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    Big Smoke Brew Co backs Rashford campaign


    Big Smoke Brew Co, the six strong pub operator and brewer, is backing footballer Marcus Rashford’s free school meals campaign, offering 1000 free meals during half term.

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    Caffè Nero considers CVA


    Caffè Nero is exploring a company voluntary arrangement (CVA) as it looks to respond to the ongoing impact of the coronavirus crisis, Sky News reports. Last month it was reported the business had hired KPMG to look at negotiating rent cuts, and whilst it is yet to make a final decision about the CVA it is expected in the coming weeks.

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    Hawksmoor welcomes business bookings


    Steak restaurant chain Hawksmoor has confirmed it will welcome business lunches in its tier 2 and 3 sites.

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    Mark out of Ten - Bill’s Videos


    There’s been a set of videos lately on Instagram that I can’t get out of my mind that I can’t unsee, so I have to write about it and share them with you. Like the earworm of an annoying song lodged in your brain that you grow to love or becomes a guilty pleasure at the very least. I am a self confessed Bill’s lover and love Bill himself in equal amounts. I pretty much moved to Brighton on the strength of Bill’s breakfasts back in the day and I dare say my wife would leave me for a Bill’s veggie breakfast. So, as a fanboy I follow what Bill’s is doing as one of the strongest brands in our sector and I have also had the pleasure of working on the Bill’s brand to help reposition it for the future.

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    KFC to create 5,400 jobs


    KFC UK and Ireland has announced plans to create a further 5,400 jobs following a surge in takeaway demand through the coronavirus crisis, Sky News reports.

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    Costa franchise eyes expansion


    A Costa Coffee franchise based in the North of England has announced plans to expand after securing a substantial financing facility from HSBC.

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    Scottish trade bodies launch legal action against government-imposed restrictions


    Five of Scotland’s hospitality industry bodies have launched a legal process against the government-imposed restrictions placed on the licensed trade.