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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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Kottler joins Gaucho as CFO

Former D&D London chief financial officer, Jim Kottler, has joined Gaucho in the same role.


Rufus Hall to head new management team at Epic

Rufus Hall has been appointed chairman of the 11-strong Epic Pubs estate, with Jo Probert, formerly of Slug & Lettuce coming in as MD.


Weekend press round, 23-24 February 2019

MCA presents a round-up of this weekend’s press stories relating to the sector


Antipodea goes into partnership with Jigsaw

Antipodea, the Australian-style all-day concept from the Wells group, is launching a collaboration with Jigsaw, with the debut café to open at the retailer’s Notting Hill shop in Westbourne Grove, MCA has learnt.


Food to go diversifies away from London

The Food to Go sector is diversifying away from London at the same time as reacting to changing consumer needs – with food quality now just as important as speed and convenience, the latest MCA data shows.


Jamaica Blue to open concession in Next

Jamaica Blue is to open a concession site within clothing store Next, and hints there could be more to come, it has been reported.


Taco Bell makes senior hires amid aggressive UK expansion

Taco Bell has appointed Graham McGarvie, formerly of Yum Brands stablemate KFC, as European director of operations, MCA has learnt.


NWTC named fifth best company to work for

The New World Trading Company has been named in the top 5 best companies to work for in the Sunday Times’ annual rankings.


East Coast Concepts appoints Kaye as MD

East Coast Concepts, the Manchester-based operator of Neighbourhood and Victors, has appointed Simon Kaye as managing director, as it targets growth across the UK, MCA has learnt.


BEAR eyes rollout with Jack Wills

BEAR, the East Midlands based coffee shop operator, has confirmed its partnership with Jack Wills, as flagged up by MCA earlier this month, and said the format could be rolled out across the UK and worldwide.

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