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New openings round-up
20 November, 2014

Comptoir Libanais, the ETM group’s Botanist, Hakkasan’s Yauatcha, Aubaine and Shoryu Ramen have signed up for the Broadgate Circle development in the City, due to launch in the spring. Meanwhile, Pizza Express, Nando’s, Bella Italia, Loungers and Starbucks have all confirmed for a new leisure complex in Loughborough, according to local media reports

Tim Martin and Andy Bassadone become CGA Peach Icons
19 November, 2014

JD Wetherspoon founder Tim Martin and Andy Bassadone of Strada, Côte and now Bill’s are the latest inductions to CGA Peach’s hall of fame after picking up Icon Awards at its annual ceremony on Tuesday.

Julian Metcalfe: ‘I learned the hard way’—CGA Peach 2020
19 November, 2014

Great businesses learn from their mistakes and play to their strengths, Pret a Manger and Itsu founder Julian Metcalfe said in an entertaining and warmly received session at CGA Peach’s 2020 Conference on Tuesday.

CGA Peach salutes industry Heroes
19 November, 2014

Eleven top brands in the out-of-home eating and drinking space and one of its leading exponents were honoured at the 2014 Hero & Icon Awards in London on Tuesday night (18 November).

Sustainable Restaurant Association gets CGA Peach Special Award
19 November, 2014

The Sustainable Restaurant Association has been honoured for its transformational work on responsible practices in the eating and drinking sector with the Special Award at this year’s Hero & Icon Awards from CGA Peach.

Property taxing growing brands—CGA Peach 2020
19 November, 2014

Big UK brands are primed for speedy growth, industry leaders told CGA Peach’s 2020 Conference—but spiralling property costs might yet put the brakes on.

Entrepreneurs the lifeblood—CGA Peach 2020
19 November, 2014

An entrepreneurial spirit keeps innovation and originality flowing through the industry, a panel of big hitters confirmed at the CGA Peach 2020 Conference.

‘Complacency is our biggest enemy’—CGA Peach 2020
19 November, 2014

Eating and drinking out operators need to keep invigorating their offers, and street food provides the inspiration they need. That was the view of Wahaca founder Thomasina Miers at the CGA Peach 2020 Conference on Tuesday (18 November).

Tech transforms, but people are paramount—CGA Peach 2020
19 November, 2014

Technology is going to transform restaurants and pubs over the next few years, US leadership guru Jim Sullivan told the CGA Peach 2020 Conference—but customers still crave interaction with great staff.

New openings: Leon, Turtle Bay, Jimmy’s, BrewDog, The Stable, Tortilla, CAU, Wahaca, Corn Exchange
13 November, 2014

Healthy fast food operator Leon has reached the milestone of 20 restaurants with its latest opening in Victoria station—and outlined plans for another dozen through 2015. It is one of a host of brands with opening plans this week, including Turtle Bay, Jimmy’s, BrewDog, The Stable, Tortilla, CAU and Wahaca.

London helps boost October like-for-like sales growth
12 November, 2014

The London economy remains the main driver of growth in the eating and drinking out market. Nationally restaurant and pub groups saw collective like-for-like sales grow 2.2% in October against the same month last year, while inside the M25 that growth was 4.1%, according to latest Coffer Peach Business Tracker data.

New openings: Las Iguanas, Gusto, Coal, Carluccios, Cote, Marstons, Chiquito
6 November, 2014

Latin American group Las Iguanas will open its latest restaurant in Norwich on Monday (10 November). Others with opening plans this week include Gusto, Coal, Carluccio’s, Cote, Marston’s and Chiquito.

What’s driving drink?
28 October, 2014

Getting the right balance between food and drink sales is a challenge for casual dining as much as pubs. Latest CGA Peach BrandTrack data sheds light on consumer attitudes to individual operators’ efforts - from innovation to value. David Martin provides the analysis

New openings: Ceviche, Draft House, Byron, Turtle Bay, Bella Italia, Loungers, Pizza Express, Paul, Rosa’s
30 October, 2014

Ceviche is to open a sister site called Ceviche Old Street at the Alexandra Trust Dining Rooms between the City and Shoreditch. Meanwhile Byron (pictured) is taking its concept to Worcester. Other brands with opening plans this week include the Draft House, Turtle Bay, Bella Italia, Loungers, Pizza Express, Paul, Harry Ramsden’s, Las Iguanas and Prezzo.

Who’s capturing the ‘hard pressed family’ vote?
28 October, 2014

Politicians crave their support and try to empathise. But what effect are Britain’s ‘hard pressed families’ having on the eating and drinking-out market? Which brands are most exposed to their custom? And how big is this segment anyway?

Formality thrown out the window
by Peter Martin

I don’t usually get too excited about which establishment or other has or hasn’t won a Michelin star. But this year the annual gastronomes’ guide book produced a bit of a shock, writes Peter Martin.

The need for speed
21 October, 2014

Pressed for time and more demanding than ever, consumers hate to wait. But as new research reveals, technology and systems can help restaurants get a hustle on. Tom Holman reports

Weather helps boost September like-for-likes 2.2%
16 October, 2014

Restaurant and pub groups enjoyed the benefits of September’s Indian Summer sun, with a collective like-for-like sales up 2.2% on the same month last year, according to latest Coffer Peach Business Tracker

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Modern family
28 October, 2014

Now nearing its 170th birthday, Fuller’s is one of the most venerable operators around. But as chief executive Simon Emeny tells Tom Holman and Peter Martin, it has a dynamism that belies its age more...

Beer sales continue recovery
10 November, 2014

Beer sales are continuing their strong start to 2014, new figures show—more welcome evidence that the pub and bar sector is healthier than in many years at the moment. more...

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Consumer insight turns round McDonald’s
17 November, 2014

As McDonald’s enters its fifth decade in the UK, its performance here is lighting the way for the brand around the world, a Telegraph interview with chief executive Jill McDonald suggests. more...

Carluccio's boss Kossoff talks at Peach 2020 about going 'undercover'
18 November 2014, The Brewery, Chiswell Street, London

kossoff Carluccio's ceo Simon Kossoff, who famously went 'undercover' in his company for a TV programme earlier this year, will be speaking about the experience and what he has learned at next week's Peach 2020 Conference in London. more...

Growing pains and partnerships
11 September, 2014

Let’s park all those doom and gloom stories about pub closures for a just second. The truth is that the broader eating and drinking out market is in growth. It may be more steady than spectacular, but on the up it definitely is. 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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What’s driving drink?
28 October, 2014

Getting the right balance between food and drink sales is a challenge for casual dining as much as pubs. Latest CGA Peach BrandTrack data sheds light on consumer attitudes to individual operators’ efforts - from innovation to value. David Martin provides the analysis more...

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