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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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Antic updates on pipeline

Antic London has updated on its pipeline – with six sites in development to take it to a 50-strong pub estate.


Todd joins Patisserie Valerie

Reuben Todd, who stepped down as group operations director of Ed’s Easy Diner, earlier this year, has joined Patisserie Valerie


Ei partners with Live & Loud

Ei Publican Partnerships has announced a partnership with live music specialists Live&Loud.


Star enhances property repairs service

Star Pubs & Bars has launched an enhanced property repairs service in response to demand from licensees.


Costa FY lfls up 2%

Costa’s like-for-like sales grew 2% in the UK for the year to 2 March but there were signs of slowing spend on the high street in Q4.


Caines poised for return to Manchester and Glasgow

Chef Michael Caines plans to use the opening of his luxury country house and restaurant Lympstone Manor as a platform to launch consultancy opportunities.


Five Guys eyes further European expansion

Five Guys UK is in talks with its US parent company to expand in Europe beyond the five countries it currently operates in, according to reports.


Pubs Code Adjudicator has settled 25 cases

The pubs code adjudicator has made awards in 25 arbitration cases since the code came into force last July.


YO! appoints marketing director

YO! Sushi has appointed Luisa Fernandez, formerly of British Airways, as its new marketing director.


Westgate Oxford unveils more operators

Westgate Oxford has confirmed more operators for its £440m development, which will open in October.

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