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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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Franco Manca to double up in Brighton

Franco Manca is to double up in Brighton after securing a site at the city’s marina, MCA has learnt.


Telepizza acquires Pizza Blitz

Telepizza, the largest pizza delivery company outside of the USA, has entered into a binding agreement to buy Swiss delivery brand, Pizza Blitz.


Caffè Napoli to open first UK site

Italian coffee shop brand, Caffè Napoli has secured its first international site – in central London, MCA understands.


Newby hopes for ‘cultural change’ in tenanted sector

Pubs Code Adjudicator Paul Newby has said he hopes to “achieve cultural change” where needed with the tenanted pub sector.


Greek Brewery seeks £85m damages from Heineken

A Greek brewery has filed legal action against Heineken claiming nearly two decades of anti-competitive abuse.


Oakman and NWTC top Best Companies to Work For list

Oakman Inns, New World Trading Company and Dishoom are among the firms recognised in this year’s Sunday Times Best Companies to Work For list.


TGI Fridays went into decline after staff 'stopped believing'

TGI Fridays chief executive Karen Forrester has said the company went through a period of “soul searching” last year


Poll shows 47% of leaders optimistic about sector

A new survey of sector leaders has shown signs of confidence returning to the market but concerns remain about the key cost of people, property and food.


John Lewis to cut restaurant jobs as part of restructuring

John Lewis plans to cut hundreds of jobs in a reorganisation of its soft furnishings business and changes to the way it operates its in-store restaurants


Britvic CEO joins Persimmon board

Housebuilder Persimmon has added Simon Litherland, chief executive of soft drinks company Britvic, to its board

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