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MCA is the new incarnation of a business created by the merger between two of the leading specialist information providers serving the eating and drinking out market, M&C Report and Allegra Foodservice. This unique combination of expert intelligence now provides comprehensive daily news coverage, together with essential analysis, market data, insight and trends.

In a marketplace that is constantly changing, the need for reliable information and data to help executives make informed business decisions is critical. To meet this need MCA provides trusted, independent analysis and insight on the branded UK eating and drinking out market.  MCA covers the complete breadth of the UK foodservice market, including fast food, branded restaurants, coffee bars, sandwich shops, supermarket and department store cafes, travel, leisure, workplace, hotels and fine dining, as well as the on trade licensed sector, including pubs, clubs and bars.

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Fridays to Go ready for debut

Hostmore is gearing up to debut its first Fridays quick-service restaurant concept in the centre of Dundee, Scotland, with scope for another 30 if the concept is a success


Revolution: ‘We are in a position to grow our estate again’

Revolution Bars Group is in a position to start growing its estate again for the first time in four years, chief executive Rob Pitcher told MCA.


TRG revises up its profit forecast

The group said like-for-like sales for October, November and December showed it had broadly outperformed the market, and was trading above 2019 levels before Omicron hit


City Pub Group 2021 in line with expectations

January 2022 began slowly, but in the last 10 days the pub operator reported a “significant increase in trade” as consumer confidence returns


Revolution’s cancelled Christmas parties rebook for New Year

Despite seeing Christmas cancellations, Revolution Bars Group had a mostly strong second half of 2021, with like-for-like sales from July-November +14% versus two years ago


Outlets grow for first time in five years

The Market Recovery Monitor  from CGA and AlixPartners recorded a 1.6% increase in site numbers between September and December 2021


Announcement on restriction lifting expected today

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to announce the removal coronavirus restrictions, in England, later today – with the exception of face masks.


Sales dip reaches double-digits in December

London was hit hard, with sales down 19% within the M25 – more than twice the 8% drop seen outside the motorway marker, according to the latest Coffer CGA Business Tracker.


JDW like-for-likes down +15% in Q2

JD Wetherspoons chairman Tim Martin said the company would be loss-making in H1, but hoped that the end of restrictions would contribute to a much stronger second half


Consumer confidence high despite Omicron

CGA data indicates more than two thirds (70%) now feel confident about visiting pubs, bars and restaurants - compared to 34% this time last year

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