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Casual dining manifesto on the agenda at Future of Finance & Development seminar
Wednesday 3 June 2015, Wellcome Collection, London

The new Government's attitude to casual dining, property reform and the ALMR's new manifesto for the market will be on the agenda when ALMR chief Kate Nicholls speaks at this year's CGA Peach Future of Finance & Development seminar in London on 3 June. She'll be joined by the likes of serial investor Luke Johnson and Casual Dining Group boss Steve Richards. Book your place now.

Over half of UK consumers ordering takeaways – but eating-out still a bigger attraction
22 May, 2015

Research from CGA Peach’s new BrandPulse research has revealed that 57% of the population ordered a take away meal in the last month – and probably to accompany them watching a box set or movie at home, with 37% saying they stayed in to watch a subscription TV service like Sky Movies, Netflix or Amazon Instant.

New openings round-up
21 May, 2015

Bella Italia opens two new restaurants on Bank Holiday Monday (25 May)—in Dudley and Ashton-under Lyne near Manchester. It joins many other big brands with new launch news this week, including Jamie’s Italian, Bill’s, TGI Friday’s, The Draft House, Byron, Prezzo, Loungers, Wagamama and Turtle Bay.

New openings round-up
14 May, 2015

Loungers opens its ninth Cosy Club bar and restaurant in Birmingham tomorrow (15 May)—the result of its largest investment to date. In another busy week of openings, there are launch plans from brands including Cosy Club, Walkabout, Benito’s Hat, Monkeynuts, Giraffe, Potbelly, The Stable, Suchef and Taco Bello.

Like-for-like sales grow 1.2% in April
14 May, 2015

The managed pub and restaurant sector returned to like-for-like growth in April after a brief dip in March, according to latest Coffer Peach Business Tracker figures. Collective like-for-likes among the 30 companies in the Tracker were up 1.2% on the same month last year.

Pub pioneer Clevely to reveal latest plans at Future of Finance seminar
Wednesday 3 June 2015, Wellcome Collection, London

Geronimo Inns founder Rupert Clevely is back building a pub chain again - this time with a ground-breaking deal with Enterprise Inns. He'll be talking about the new opportunities this brings when he joins the panel at the CGA Peach Future of Finance & Development seminar in London on 3 June. He joins the likes of serial investor Luke Johnson and Casual Dining Group boss Steve Richards.

Sullivan delivers the Fundamentals
12 May, 2015

More than 250 industry leaders from brands including Byron, Loungers, Hawksmoor, TGI Friday’s and many more spent the day learning from US restaurant guru Jim Sullivan at his exclusive UK Masterclass with CGA Peach yesterday (11 May).

Election implications on the agenda at Future of Finance & Development seminar
Wednesday 3 June 2015, Wellcome Collection, London

The new Government's attitude to the leisure market will be high on the agenda when serial investor Luke Johnson and ALMR chief Kate Nicholls take to the stage at this year's CGA Peach Future of Finance & Development seminar in London on 3 June. Investment, property reform and regional development will all be debated.

Busaba's Myers joins Future of Finance & Development seminar roster
Wednesday 3 June 2015, Wellcome Collection, London

Taking brands international will be one of the topics for Busaba Eathai boss and former Jumeirah Restaurants md Jason Myers when he joins the panel at CGA Peach's 2015 Future of Finance & Development seminar on 3 June. Other big names on the roster include serial investor Luke Johnson and Geronimo founder Rupert Clevely, who is now working on projects with Enterprise Inns.

New openings round-up
7 May, 2015

ASK Italian is heading to Edinburgh for its latest new opening. Other brands with launch plans this week include Wagamama, Coast to Coast, Bone Daddies, Wetherspoon, Whiting & Hammond, Prezzo, Pizza Rossa, Shake Shack, Wildwood, Pret and CAU.

Two-way trans-Atlantic lessons
6 May, 2015

It says something about how far the UK chain restaurant market has come when the CEO of a British-based business wins a standing ovation at the top US industry conference. But that’s what happened when Karen Forrester finished her presentation at this year’s Restaurant Leadership Conference in Phoenix, Arizona.

Five things we learned about Coast to Coast
6 May, 2015

The latest issue of Peach Report, out now, features a profile of The Restaurant Group’s chief executive Danny Breithaupt and its fast-growing Coast to Coast concept. Here are five of the key messages.

Five things we learned about Dirty Martini
6 May, 2015

CG Restaurants’ Dirty Martini bar concept is the subject of an in-depth profile in the latest issue of Peach Report, out now. Here are five of the key things we learned from chief executive Scott Matthews

Future of Finance & Development seminar - first speakers announced
Wednesday 3 June 2015, Wellcome Collection, London

Serial investor Luke Johnson, Geronimo founder Rupert Clevely, Numis analyst Douglas Jack and ALMR chief executive Kate Nicholls are the big names now confirmed to talk at this year's Future of Finance & Development seminar from CGA Peach.

New openings round-up
30 April, 2015

Brands including Leon, Coast to Coast, Giraffe and Pret a Manger have opened their doors at Stansted airport after major development work there. Others with expansion plans this week include Fatburger, Wahaca, Carluccio’s, Giggling Squid, Thaikhun, The Real Greek, TRG and Ed’s Easy Diner.

New openings round-up
23 April, 2015

Byron, Five Guys, Young’s, Dean’s Diner, Nando’s, Bella Italia, New Moon and Cosmo are among the brands with launch plans this week as casual dining’s new openings continue apace.

New Peach Report magazine OUT NOW

The new issue of Peach Report magazine arrives on desks this week with an exclusive interview with The Restaurant Group boss Danny Breithaupt, latest BrandTrack insight on the nation's drinking habits and full coverage of the 2015 CGA Peach Consumer Insight & Marketing Conference.

New openings round-up
16 April, 2015

Carluccio’s is to open in Cardiff Mermaid Quay, Barnet High Street and Cheltenham in the next couple of months as it steps up its rate of expansion. Other brands with opening news this week include Reds True BBQ, Foxlow, Chipotle, Cote, Turtle Bay, PAUL, Potbelly, Taco Bell and Brasserie Blanc.

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Five things Peach Report learned about Coast to Coast
29 April, 2015

The latest issue of Peach Report, out now, features a profile of The Restaurant Group’s chief executive Danny Breithaupt and its fast-growing Coast to Coast concept. Here are five of the key messages. more...

New openings round-up
21 May, 2015

Bella Italia opens two new restaurants on Bank Holiday Monday (25 May)—in Dudley and Ashton-under Lyne near Manchester. It joins many other big brands with new launch news this week, including Jamie’s Italian, Bill’s, TGI Friday’s, The Draft House, Byron, Prezzo, Loungers, Wagamama and Turtle Bay.
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Binge drinking 'on the slide'
20 May, 2015

Consumption of alcohol has dropped by nearly a fifth since the Licensing Act was introduced ten years ago, a new report estimates—with a parallel decline in problem binge drinking among young adults. more...

Casual dining ‘deserves fairer, flexible market’
21 May, 2015

Casual dining needs a fairer property market, encouragement on planning decisions and more help on staff and apprenticeships, the Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers has argued in its new manifesto for the sector.
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Pub and restaurant groups see November like-for-likes grow 3.4%
11 December, 2015

Pub and restaurant groups saw collective like-for-like sales grow 3.4% in November, against the same month last year. Latest figures from the Coffer Peach Business Tracker also showed that London remains more buoyant than the rest of the country with like-for-like sales up 6.1%, compared to 2.4% outside the M25. more...

Lender ‘to take over Novus’
19 May, 2015

Novus Leisure will soon be taken over by HayFin Capital Management, the source of the debt that helped to buy out the business three years ago, Sky News reports. more...

Two-way trans-Atlantic lessons
29 April, 2015

It says something about how far the UK chain restaurant market has come when the CEO of a British-based business wins a standing ovation at the top US industry conference. But that’s what happened when Karen Forrester finished her presentation at this year’s Restaurant Leadership Conference in Phoenix, Arizona. more...

The 10 commitments of focus
20 February, 2013

Life is short, so concentrate on making a difference: that's a good philosophy to live by, says Jim Sullivan, and it works just as well for your business as it does in the wider world more...

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More than a casual relationship?
13 January, 2015

Everyone wants loyal customers and lots of them. But who are they, what do they look like? And how do you measure their commitment—and their numbers? David Martin looks at the latest BrandTrack analysis to try to pin down some answers, but finds a lack of affinity may be a bigger issue
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