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    Opinion

    Analysts’ verdict: Goodbody on The Restaurant Group

    2019-09-02T07:22:00Z

    In advance of The Restaurant Group’s H1 trading update tomorrow, analyst Goodbody says it’s expecting strong growth from Wagamama and evidence of stabilisation within its leisure division.

  • Deliveroo Sainsburys
    Opinion

    Is grocery retail disruption of foodservice fake news?

    2019-08-29T06:47:00Z

    The news that Sainsbury’s is the first UK supermarket to offer customers hot takeaways via Deliveroo struck me as further indication of the perseverance of the supermarkets to claim more of the foodservice pound.

  • Loungers
    Opinion

    Loungers sets sights on premium coffee and drinks

    2019-08-29T06:46:00Z

    As an all-day operator promising something for everyone, Loungers has never had any problem going toe to toe with high street coffee shops.

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    Shelley Sandzer on food halls: The new face of casual dining

    2019-08-28T07:34:00Z

    Leo Feldman, partner at leisure property agents Shelley Sandzer believes the revival of the food hall concept is a benefit for operators, consumers and landlords.

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    Opinion

    BDO: Whose round is it next?

    2019-08-28T07:33:00Z

    As M&A activity continues at a pace in the pub sector, BDO’s M&A director Tom Barnard and M&A manager Hugh Ripley look at the common themes being seen across the pub market and who might be on the receiving end of a bid next.

  • Greene King
    Opinion

    Growth potential for Greene King pub brands

    2019-08-27T07:11:00Z

    In light of the recent bid for Greene King by CK Asset Holdings, MCA market insight director Steve Gotham assesses what MCA’s Eating Out Panel data has to say about the performance of its four core brands.

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    Steve Gotham: The murky world of promotions

    2019-08-23T07:12:00Z

    MCA market insight director Steve Gotham analyses consumer use of promotional deals and suggests they may not as damaging as first thought. 

  • Brexit supply chain
    Opinion

    Prestige Purchasing: Playing poker with food supply

    2019-08-22T07:35:00Z

    Prestige Purchasing’s chairman, David Read, suggests that Brexit fatigue is the wrong reason to relax.

  • Pizza Hut
    Opinion

    Steve Gotham: New tricks at old dog Pizza Hut Restaurants?

    2019-08-21T07:54:00Z

    Using key consumer insights from MCA’s Eating Out Panel, to what extent are UK customers feeling and acknowledging the love for Pizza Hut Restaurants?

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    Analysts’ verdict: Berenberg on Greene King

    2019-08-21T07:54:00Z

    Analysts at Berenberg have said they expect the acquisition of Greene King by CK Asset Holdings to be approved by shareholders and as a result has upgraded its rating to ‘hold’ and increased its price target to the offer price.

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    Opinion

    Greene King: A bid out of the blue

    2019-08-21T07:51:00Z

    The dust had barely settled in the pub sector following the news that Stonegate had reached an agreement to buy Ei Group for £1.27bn, when another bombshell hit in the form of an outside investor looking to snap up Greene King.

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    Analysts’ verdict: Greene King

    2019-08-20T07:31:00Z

    Following the news that Greene King could be acquired by Hong Kong-based property developer CK Asset Holdings yesterday, analysts from JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley, and Goodbody give their views on the deal and what it represents for the sector.

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    Opinion

    Analysts’ verdict: Berenberg on Domino’s

    2019-08-20T07:31:00Z

    Following the publication of Domino’s first half results earlier this month, analysts from Berenberg share their thoughts on the challenges it faces.

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    Opinion

    Steve Gotham: Frequenting fall-out

    2019-08-19T06:35:00Z

    MCA market insight director Steve Gotham breaks down the data on eating out occasions to see what the real picture is when it comes to falling frequency.

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    Opinion

    AlixPartners: The bar remains open

    2019-08-15T06:58:00Z

    While it has certainly become more challenging to secure investment in parts of the restaurant market, the past 12 months has seen continued M&A and investment activity across the pub and bar space. The breadth of this activity highlights the current strength of this part of the sector, and this trend does not look like slowing anytime soon, argues AlixPartners’ Graeme Smith.

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    Opinion

    Peter Martin: Manchester has a new plan

    2019-08-14T07:40:00Z

    Taking inspiration from other parts of the world, as well as the UK, the city’s imaginative new blueprint for further developing its late-night economy could serve as a model for others, says MCA consulting editor Peter Martin.

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    Opinion

    Date night opportunity knocking?

    2019-08-13T07:46:00Z

    MCA market insight director Steve Gotham analyses consumer eating out missions and deduces that there are opportunities for operators to do more when it comes to couples looking to spend money on a night out.

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    Opinion

    Arcade Food Theatre

    2019-08-13T07:46:00Z

    There are plenty of theatres in the West End of London, but there’s never been one quite like Arcade. Located on the ground floor of the Centre Point building, next to Tottenham Court Road Tube station, it’s a playhouse, of sorts, where the drama is designed to unfurl behind the counters of the Theatre’s seven open-plan kitchens.

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    Opinion

    New adventures

    2019-08-12T07:06:00Z

    Tom Kidd, managing director of Adventure Bar Group, talks to Jo Bruce about expansion plans, its Leicester Square opening, and a new name.

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    MCA Introduces… Hard Rock Cafe Piccadilly

    2019-08-09T07:34:00Z

    Last month saw the opening of Hard Rock International’s new flagship European café in London’s Piccadilly Circus. MCA deputy editor Georgi Gyton spoke to area vice president Stefano Pandin about the new modern vision for the brand and how it has stood the test of time since its launch in 1971.