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    Le Pain Quotidien in emergency sale process


    Le Pain Quotidien is close to collapse amid a search for a buyer for its UK operations, Sky News reports.

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    Luke Johnson: ‘Terrible trade-off’ lies ahead in virus fight


    Luke Johnson has warned the UK could face a “Great Depression” and would have to decide if the containment measures were worth the “collateral damage” of falling living standards and damage to mental health.

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    McDonalds, Nando’s and Pret among brands to close entire estate


    McDonalds, Nando’s and Starbucks are among a list of operators that have announced estate-wide closures following Friday’s Government announcement.

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    Patisserie Valerie to merge with Bakers + Baristas


    Patisserie Valerie will be merged with 65-strong café concept Bakers + Baristas, MCA’s sister title Big Hospitality reports.

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    Analysis & Insight

    A stock-take on physical expansion


    A stock-take on physical expansion – Review of 2019 risers and fallers

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    Patisserie Valerie makes senior appointments


    Patisserie Valerie has appointed Kam Bains, formerly of Punch Taverns, as marketing director.

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    M&A Review of the Year


    It certainly hasn’t been a year in hospitality M&A for the faint hearted, but for those who have stuck with the sector and taken a long-term view, opportunity has knocked. Despite fears of an investor hiatus as a result of lingering uncertainty (ongoing Brexit delays certainly haven’t been helpful to M&A advisors!), the past 12 months has again proved the robustness of the M&A market in this sector, and points to further opportunities for 2020.

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    Gunwharf Quays – Restaurant and retail therapy a plenty!


    With more than 30 bars, cafés and restaurants (as well as over 90 shops) Gunwharf Quays offers an abundance of opportunities for plenty of remedial treatment. Supported by its impressive waterfront location, attractive design and assorted leisure-related reasons to visit, Gunwharf Quays is one of the UK’s finest outlet shopping centres. So amongst some Christmas shopping, I was keen to see how it is using its extensive assortment of Food & Beverage purveyors to both restore weary shoppers as well as to act as a footfall driver in its own right. But also, and more critically, I was keener to see some something new and surprising.

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    The Dom Walsh Awards


    Our monthly columnist from The Times hands out his annual awards to brands and operators who have made the past 12 months newsworthy – for better or for worse…

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    Black Sheep Coffee lines up three more before year end


    Black Sheep Coffee is planning to open three more sites before the end of the year, as it expands across the UK.

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    Donut King launches third Debanhams site


    Donut King, the Australian-founded brand from Retail Food Group (RFG), has opened its third UK site with Debenhams. The latest site opened in Debenhams’ Wigan store, and follows previous openings in Basildon’s Eastgate Shopping and Sheffield earlier this year. The partnership is being led Sam Shutt, head of ...

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    Patisserie Valerie unveils its vision of the future


    The bakery chain is overhauling its menu and branding, promising ‘no more frozen pies in microwaves’. But can its new owners secure its place on the high street?

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    KPMG updates on Patisserie Holdings administration


    Patisserie Holdings administrator KPMG does not expect to realise any value from the company’s subsidiaries, and has yet realise any money from freehold property or claims against third parties.

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    Wrapchic bought out of administration


    Indian-Mexican fusion burrito brand Wraphic has been bought out of administration after being impacted by “issues with franchisees”.

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    Black Sheep Coffee lines up third Manchester site


    Black Sheep Coffee is to open its third site in Manchester after acquiring the former Patisserie Valerie unit at 2-4 St Ann Street, MCA understands.

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    Dominic Walsh: A tale of three leaders


    In the latest of his monthly columns, Dominic Walsh takes a look at the conduct, successes and failures of several high-profile figures in the sector, and shares a story of an unfortunate seating arrangement at the tennis.

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    Patisserie Valerie confirms further 14 closures


    Patisserie Valerie owner Causeway Capital has confirmed the closure of a further 14 cafes.

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    Patisserie Valerie seeks aspirational revamp


    Patisserie Valerie is seeking to reposition itself as a more contemporary, aspirational brand with a new store design and blue colour scheme set to be piloted in three London stores, and a proposed new opening in Hammersmith.

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    Pat Val unveils slimmed down summer menu


    Patisserie Valerie has unveiled its new slimmed down menu for the summer, which it said refocusses on quality ingredients, creative designs and ethical sourcing.

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    Causeway Capital: Pat Val ‘back on track’


    Patisserie Valerie owner Causeway Capital has revealed further details of the turnaround plan for the chain, which includes a major rationalisation of its menus and product offering.