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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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Filmore and Union eyes further John Lewis partnerships

Filmore & Union, the healthy eating café and deli group, is planning to expand on its new partnership with John Lewis after launching its first café with the retailer in York


LV to begin Red Door rollout

Red Door, the Living Ventures-backed cocktail bar concept, is to open a new site in Leeds and plans to launch two to three sites a year going forward, MCA understands.


Charles Wells continues Pizza, Pots & Pints rollout

Charles Wells has secured the fourth site for its Pizza, Pots & Pints concept.


Pizza Hut makes senior appointments

Pizza Hut Europe & UK has made two senior appointments to the marketing teams for its European and UK businesses.


Government ‘must publish rates relief payment schedule for pubs’

The Government should publish a timetable on when pubs will get £25m worth of rates relief, a leading business rates and rents specialist firm has said.


Khan launches 24-hour vision for London

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has pledged to treat the night time economy in the capital as seriously as the daytime activities, as part of a newly launched 24-hour vision for London.


Weak pound keeps foodservice price inflation high

The weak pound and a sharp increase in the price of fish have kept foodservice price inflation high at 8.8% in June, the latest edition of the CGA Prestige Foodservice Price Index reveals.


Buyer found for Handmade Burger estate

The joint administrators of the ex-Handmade Burger Co business have announced that they have found an undisclosed buyer for 20 of the group’s former 29 sites


McDonald’s UK reports record month; rolls out Signature Collection

McDonald’s UK has reported its 45th quarter of consecutive growth, including a record month for sales in April


Burning Night team launches new pub venture

Authentic Alehouses, a new pub company from the team behind the Burning Night Group, is launching a bid to revitalise what it is calling “the great British pub” after launching a £5m crowdfunding campaign.

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