All MCA Insight articles in September 2013 – Page 8

  • News

    Bamboo Basket plans expansion


    Bamboo Basket, the Japanese concept led by Dominic Tsang, is planning to ramp up its presence in London, M&C Report understands

  • News

    H+H to replace Costa at Horsham Tesco


    Harris + Hoole, the fast-growing “artisan-style” coffee chain part-owned by Tesco, is set to replace the Costa concession at the supermarket’s store near Horsham, West Sussex

  • Eren Ali, Las Iguanas

    Las Iguanas secures Exeter Pitcher & Piano


    Las Iguanas, the Bowmark Capital-backed chain, is to open a further site in the South West, after securing the Pitcher & Piano in Exeter

  • Rufus Hall

    Orchid develops PKB-Lite format


    Orchid Pub Company, which is currently exploring its options, has developed a “Lite” model for its Pizza Kitchen & Bar (PKB) format aimed at community pubs

  • News

    ASK collects people management award


    ASK Italian won the Organisational Learning category of the CIPD People Management awards, which were held at the Hilton London Park Lane on 17 September

  • News

    Orchid to target children with Red Tractor imagery


    Orchid, the managed operator, is to start using the Red Tractor logo and imagery more explicitly at its carveries to target children

  • News

    Four bids for Botanic Inns subsidiary


    Four offers have been made for a subsidiary of Botanic Inns, the collapsed Northern Ireland pub group, the Belfast Telegraph reports

  • News

    TCG and Black Sheep join VAT campaign


    Managed pub and bar operator TCG and North Yorkshire brewer Black Sheep are the latest companies to say they’ll reduce their prices for a day as part of the industry’s VAT cut campaign

  • News

    Harvey's buys Newhaven pub


    Harvey’s, the Sussex brewer and pub operator, has bought a Grade II-listed pub in Newhaven

  • News

    Land Sec raises stake in X-Leisure


    Land Securities is to raise its stake in X-Leisure to 95%, after agreeing to purchase a further 35.6% interest in the UK’s largest leisure fund, for £104m

  • Opinion

    It's nothing personal


    Of all things the pub industry would like Government to consider to help the sector, the abolition of personal licences is quite a long way down the list, argues Rob Willock

  • News

    Coal confirmed for Swindon


    Coal Grill & Bar, the Charterhouse Leisure-owned brand, has confirmed that it has secured its third site this year, in Swindon

  • News

    Christie Group: Recovery underway


    Christie Group, the parent company of leading advisory firm Christie + Co, has said that it believes that a recovery is now under way, helped by a resurgence of demand for lifestyle businesses in the regions

  • News

    Booker lfls accelerate in Q2


    Booker Group has reported an acceleration of like-for-like sales in Q2, with the good weather lifting sales in its catering division and “solid progress” in Booker Direct, its delivered wholesale arm

  • News

    Jackson to leave the Hospitality Guild


    Suzy Jackson is leaving her position as executive director of the Hospitality Guild at the end of September

  • News

    Milton Keynes next for late-night levy


    Milton Keynes is set to be the next area to implement a late-night levy. The town’s licensing authority has overturned an earlier recommendation not to introduce the measure

  • Sir Martin Narey

    Portman Group names Narey as new chair


    Sir Martin Narey, former CEO of Barnardo’s and chief executive of the National Offender Management Service, has been named chairman of alcohol responsibility body the Portman Group

  • Joseph Holt

    Holts opens new concept


    Joseph Holt, the Manchester-based brewer and pub operator, has opened a new cask ale house concept that could be rolled out further across the estate

  • costa 2

    Costa confirms Garden Centre Group link up


    Costa Coffee, the Whitbread-owned chain, has confirmed to M&C Report that it has opened its first concession site in partnership with the c130-strong Garden Centre Group (GCC) near Northampton

  • News

    Anand: Minimum pricing not dead


    Greene King chief executive Rooney Anand has said minimum pricing of alcohol is not a “dead issue” and urged the industry to “grab the agenda”