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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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Maven Leisure secures £4.3m

Maven Leisure, the premium bar group from the directors of ETM, has secured a £4.3m fundraise Growthdeck.


Bridgepoint set to take significant stake in Itsu

Bridgepoint is poised to take a significant stake in Itsu, in a deal which would value the business at £100m, Sky News has reported.


Loungers has opportunity to sign bigger, premium sites

The expectation of record vacancy rates this year presents Loungers with the opportunity to acquire larger, premium sites, while staying true to its tight financial criteria, according to analyst Liberum.


Tampopo taken to court over unpaid rent

Tampopo founder David Fox has revealed he has been taken to court by a landlord, despite the enforcement moratorium, and ongoing negotiations over the arrears.


Hospitality collective threatens legal action

A 45-strong group of hospitality, tourism and event companies is threatening to take legal action against the government if its newly proposed date for restriction-free operating faces further delays.


Inflation pushes food prices

Food basket prices increased by 5.3% in April as pressure from inflation kicked in after months of stagnant activity, according to the latest CGA Prestige Foodservice Price Index.


Loungers sales up 26.6%

Loungers has reported like-for-like sales over the four-week period from 17 May to 13 June 2021 were up 26.6%, compared to the same period in 2019.


Whitbread reports high demand in tourist areas

Whitbread has reported food and beverage sales were down 86.0% in Q1 FY22, reflecting the government’s lockdown restrictions that were in place for most of the period.


Barkby Group adds to pub portfolio

The Barkby Group’s hospitality arm has entered in a new six-year lease agreement for The Ebrington Arms in Gloucestershire.


Ban on commercial evictions extended till 2022

The ban on landlords evicting commercial tenants is to be extended till 2022, following the announcement by the Prime Minister earlier this week that there would be at least of four-week delay to the previously proposed roadmap.

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