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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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PizzaExpress to capitalise on 'dinnertainment'

PizzaExpress chief executive Jinlong Wang sees the experience economy as having huge potential for the group.


Corbin & King in talks with trade buyer

Jeremy King, the restaurateur and one half of Corbin & King, is in talks with a trade buyer to secure new investment for his restaurant group.


M&B lfls up 1.8%

Mitchells & Butlers (M&B) has this morning reported that its like-for-like sales for the 51 weeks to 16 September were up 1.8%


FY turnover up 11.7% at Shep Neame

Shepherd Neame has this morning reported an 11.7% increase in turnover to £156.2m in the year to 24 June 2017


HOP secures £750k for two new City sites

HOP, the Vietnamese grab and go concept, has secured £750,000 in private fundraising for its next two sites. 


NWTC to launch new concept in Bristol

New World Trading Company (NWTC) is to launch a new concept after securing a site Bristol


Comptoir sees improvement in trading

The Comptoir Group has this morning reported seeing a noticeable improvement in trading during the last few months


JDW FY lfls up 4%

JD Wetherspoon has reported like-for-like sales up 4% for the 53 weeks to 30 July, with total sales up 4.1% to £1.7bn.


Stonegate acquires Sports Bar & Grill

Stonegate Pub Company is to enter the transport hub sector for the first time after acquiring Bar Holdings – the company behind Sports Bar & Grill


Handmade Burger estate sold for under £1.5m

The administrators report into the collapse of the Handmade Burger Co business, show that the company was acquired out of administration for less than £1.5m

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