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YO! appoints new ops director

23 Jul 2014

New YO! Sushi chief executive Vanessa Hall has made her first key appointment after hiring Paul Reynolds as the group’s new operations director

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Coffee shops too expensive say 73% of consumers

23 Jul 2014

Most people believe food and drinks at coffee and sandwich shops are too expensive and more than half would visit more often if prices were lowered

Pop-up retailers contribute £2.1bn to UK economy

23 Jul 2014

Pop-up retailers contribute £2.1bn to the UK economy each year and the sector is expected to grow by 8.4% over the next 12 months

Coffee shops resilience will continue if they follow trends

23 Jul 2014

Coffee shops must continue to adapt to the latest trends and modernise product ranges in line with these to maintain a strong consumer following in the face of rising coffee prices, according to the Key Note Market Report 2014 on coffee & sandwich shops

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Shake Shack in Victoria talks

23 Jul 2014

Shake Shack, the Danny Meyer-founded burger concept, is in talks to take a site at Land Securities Nova development in London’s Victoria

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PizzaExpress launches £610m bond

23 Jul 2014

PizzaExpress has started marketing a £610m bond to fund its leverage buyout by Chinese private equity group Hony Capital

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World Cup blamed for subdued leisure spending in June

23 Jul 2014

Household spending on leisure fell by 6% in June, a decrease of £12 from the previous month thanks to a “stay at home World Cup”, according to the Greene King Leisure Tracker

Cirrus Inns appoints new ops director

23 Jul 2014

Cirrus Inns has appointed Paul Boyce, formerly food and beverage director at De Vere Hotels and Village Urban Resorts, as its new operations director


Cote secures more openings

23 Jul 2014

Cote, the French brasserie chain backed by CBPE, has secured a further two sites for opening this year in Dorchester and West Bridgford

​Yogberries in the process of being sold

23 Jul 2014

Yogberries, the frozen yoghurt chain, is in the process of being sold, M&C Report has learnt

Inside Track


Shopping around for the right mix

21 Jul 2014

Shopping nowadays is as much ‘experience-based’ as it is ‘needs-based’. While online offers the best value and convenience, shopping centres will always have the upper hand from an experiential point of view. At least for the time being argues Richard O’Sullivan, the co-founder and CEO of Boost Juice Bars UK, who previously co-founded the 100-plus retail chain, Millie’s Cookies

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Honing his craft

18 Jul 2014

Craft Beer Co has grown to be a leading player in the craft beer bar scene in recent years. Managing director Martin Hayes discusses the past, present and future of the company, and offers his take on craft beer in general

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Little brother comes of age

16 Jul 2014

Just over a year on from joining YO! Sushi, the group’s new CEO Vanessa Hall talks to Mark Wingett about the brand, its people and the opportunities ahead


Q2 trading update

15 Jul 2014

M&C Report talks to pub, bar and restaurant groups about trading in the second quarter of 2014, with reflections on the first six months of the calendar year. The consensus is that the strong first quarter had broadly continued in Q2, aided to some extent by the weather and sporting fixtures, and operators are largely optimistic about the year ahead

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Rising stars needed to beat talent timebomb

14 Jul 2014

The ability to attract and retain new talent is one of the eating and drinking-out industry’s most significant challenges. Many school and university leavers continue to believe that the sector is not a viable career path for them to embark on

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