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Joffes step down from Giraffe

28 Jul 2014

Juliette and Russel Joffe, co-founders of Giraffe, today announced their resignation from the restaurant group they founded in 1998 and sold to Tesco last March for £48.6m

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Collyer: M&B 'supertanker' is turning the corner

28 Jul 2014

The Mitchells & Butlers (M&B) ‘supertanker’ is “slowly but perceptibly turning the corner”, according to a leading analyst who says it will take the company just over two years to deliver the “fully loaded” profits from its acquisition of 173 Orchid pubs


Regional cities rival London for pub and restaurant growth rate

28 Jul 2014

Major regional cities such as Manchester, Leeds and Liverpool are starting to rival London for the rate of new pub, bar and restaurant opening, as cities continue to dominate new openings at the expense of towns and suburbs

Rising Stars

Rising Stars: Searching for the next generation of sector leaders

28 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. M&C Report this week launches a search for the industry’s next generation of motivational leaders under the heading Rising Stars. The initiative is aimed at the full spectrum of the industry from finance to property, ...

​Eagle Eye FY revenues surge after mobile technology acquisition

28 Jul 2014

Eagle Eye, the digital loyalty company for the retail and hospitality sectors that initiated an IPO in April, has reported a 157% rise in revenues to £1.8m in FY2014 following its acquisition of mobile technology firm 2ergo in the period

Rosa’s secures expansion fund and new sites

27 Jul 2014

Rosa’s, the London-based Thai café concept led by Alex Moore, has secured £500k of new funding and two new sites in Chelsea and Angel

Vinoteca secures King’s Cross site

27 Jul 2014

Vinoteca, the fledgling wine bar and restaurant chain, has secured its fifth site in London in King’s Cross

Pub rents fall as a proportion of turnover

25 Jul 2014

Average dry rents on new pub leases from the four largest tenanted pub companies are up sharply this year, but have fallen as a proportion of projected turnover, as the market stages a steady recovery

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M&B puts Irish expansion on hold

25 Jul 2014

Mitchells & Butlers (M&B) is understood to have shelved its current plans to expand in Ireland, The Irish Examiner reports, despite having identified a number of sites in the country including locations in Cork and Dublin

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Caring takes King’s Road site

25 Jul 2014

Richard Caring, the serial restaurant sector investor, is believed to have secured the former Henry J Beans site in London’s Chelsea

Inside Track


You got that vibe?

28 Jul 2014

Consumer expectations in terms of value have never been higher, a great deal in part to the high levels of offer and service currently in play across the sector, but what can mark out that experience even further?

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Brighton: buying some cool

25 Jul 2014 | By Jessica Mason

Brighton has gone from a grubby seaside town to gaining an exclusive status that’s almost on a par with London. Jessica Mason looks at what makes this city tick and how to make a business succeed

Craft Beer Co

Honing his craft

18 Jul 2014 | By John Harrington

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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