Pecking order: Can CHIK'N become the next Nando's?

02 May 2017

“We want to be the next Nando’s” is a refrain that is probably been heard more than we care too mention at MCA. Many concepts incorporating many styles and cuisines have stated that as their goal, but with the burger and pizza categories well served in potential contenders, is it time that one from the chicken-led ranks of operators came forward, asks Finn Scott-Delany

Stonegate

The form horse

17 Mar 2017

Seven years on from its creation, Stonegate Pub Company continues to disprove the notion that you cannot thrive as a wet-led, late-night bar operator. The TDR Capital-backed group is now garnering deserved sector-wide recognition for its approach to developing complementary town and city-centre concepts and engaged teams

Why ‘real’ leaders have never been more important

16 Mar 2017

Yves Van Durme, human capital partner at Deloitte Consulting, looks at the demand for ‘real’ leaders in business. Not just captains of industry but chief executives who are able to personify their brands and can create narratives which fit into the context of wider business and social-economic challenges

David Campbell collecting the Retailers Retailer of the Year award

Campbell soups up Wagamama

14 Mar 2017

Wagamama’s David Campbell explains how he rediscovered the brand’s lost momentum. 

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