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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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Bacon swaps Deltic for Eclectic

Peter Bacon has joined Eclectic Bar Group as head of marketing after 13 years at the Deltic Group, MCA understands


May Capital supporting Heineken/Patron bid for Punch

May Capital, which was behind the launch of Hawthorn Leisure, is supporting the Heineken/Patron to acquire Punch.


London restaurants face £336m rates hike

Business rates bills for restaurants across London are set to rise by £336.5m over the next five years, according to the latest data.


Stonegate trims Henry’s Café Bar estate

Stonegate Pub Company is halving the number of sites it operators under the Henry’s Café Bar brand


Franco Manca set for Canary Wharf

Franco Manca, the Fulham Shore-owned pizza chain, has lined up an opening in Canary Wharf for this spring


Boothwood secures first North East site

Boothwood, the West Yorkshire-based pub and restaurant operator, is to open its first site in the North East.


Polpo to replace Grillstock in Exeter

Polpo is to open in Exeter, taking a site in the city’s Guildhall development, which was set to house Grillstock


Mulholland secures HoC debate on pubs code implementation

Greg Mulholland, outgoing chair of the All Party Parliamentary Save the Pub Group, has secured a House of Commons debate on the Pubs Code Adjudicator role and the implantation of the code.


Balans set for Clapham

Balans, the six-strong restaurant and café group, is set to make its first move into south west London


Firezza founder launches Pan Asian restaurant group

Firezza founder Ado Medjedovic is behind a new Pan-Asian restaurant concept being developed in Brighton and Hove.

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