Peach Report


New Openings round-up
23 July, 2015

Belgo, The Stable, The Lawn Club, Levi Roots’ Caribbean Smokehouse, Dirty Bones, DF Mexico, Grain Store, Bella Italia, Las Iguanas and Prezzo are among this week’s crop of new openings announcements set to add excitement to their local markets.

Alcohol in coffee shops – a ‘huge’ opportunity
22 July, 2015

New CGA Strategy research has underlined the blurring of the lines between coffee shops, pubs and bars and identifies “huge potential” for serving of alcoholic drinks in coffee shops, with demand strongest among young people.

Young people leading resurgence in city centre living
22 July, 2015

City centre living has boomed in Britain since the start of the century, with young people leading the move back into urban areas, according to a new report by the think tank Centre for Cities.

Dishoom founder joins Peach 2020 line-up
17 November 2015, The Brewery, Chiswell Street, London

Kavi Thakrar, co-founder of Dishoom one of the hottest properties on the London restaurant scene, will joining the Entrepreneurs Panel at CGA's flagship Peach 2020 Conference at The Brewery, Chiswell Street, on 17 November.

New openings round-up
16 July, 2015

TGI Friday’s, Wagamama, BrewDog, Nando’s, Burger & Lobster, ETM, Prezzo, Wetherspoon, Wahaca, Drake & Morgan, Columbo and Viva Brazil are among the brands with new sites to report in another busy week of openings for casual dining and pub operators.

Casual dining gets best of June sales growth
16 July, 2015

The growing popularity of branded restaurants was a big factor in boosting eating-out sales in June, latest data from the Coffer Peach Business Tracker show. Managed pub and restaurant groups collectively saw like-for-likes sales grow 1.7% against June last year – with restaurant chains’ like-for-likes up more than twice that at 3.6%.

Frequency: the key to future growth?
13 July, 2015

The eating-out market’s future growth might depend heavily on the behaviour of young high-frequency diners and whether they continue their present habits, says David Martin who analyses the latest CGA Peach BrandTrack findings

New openings round-up
9 July, 2015

Bella Italia has opened its largest leisure park restaurant yet while US imports Chipotle and Shake Shack have found new UK locations—and there is more opening news from brands including Nando’s, Ed’s Easy Diner, Prezzo, Oakman, Wetherspoon and Boston Tea Party.

Emeny latest to join Peach 2020 speaker roster
17 November 2015, The Brewery, Chiswell Street, London

How does a long-established family-run business thrive in the fast-moving world of pubs and craft beer? Fullers boss Simon Emeny will answer that very question when he joins the Leadership Panel at CGA's flagship Peach 2020 Conference on 17 November. Also joining the speakers' roster is Selfridges' director of restaurants Hannah Bass.

Stay relevant: keep investing
2 July, 2015

Is it any accident that Britain’s casual dining sector is on such a high this year? Concerted programmes of new site openings are now being underpinned by some healthy like-for-like sales, too.

Five things we learned about Pizza Express
2 July, 2015

As it turns 50, Pizza Express is the subject of an in-depth profile in the latest issue of Peach Report, out now. Here are five things we learned from meeting chief executive Richard Hodgson

Downey and Hodgson lined up for Peach 2020 Conference
17 November 2015, The Brewery, Chiswell Street, London

Street food and cool bar impresario Jonathan Downey, Pizza Express boss Richard Hodgson and Gather & Gather ceo Allister Richards are the first three high profile executives to sign up to speak at CGA's flagship Peach 2020 Conference on 17 November.

Five things we learned about Pho
2 July, 2015

The latest issue of Peach Report analyses how Vietnamese concept Pho has taken the country’s food from the niches to the mainstream. Here are five things we learned from co-founder Stephen Wall

New openings round-up
2 July, 2015

A busy week of openings news continues the theme of rapid expansion for casual dining brands this year, with Cote, Cabana, Square Pie, Drake & Morgan, TRG, Las Iguanas, Five Guys, Prezzo, Turtle Bay and Bill’s among those with new sites.

New Peach Report magazine out now

The latest issue of Peach Report magazine is out now with an exclusive interview with Pizza Express CEO Richard Hodgson, latest BrandTrack insight on the nation's eating-out habits and full coverage of the 2015 CGA Peach Future of Finance & Development seminar.

The millennial problem
2 July, 2015

There’s no substitute for experience, or so they say. And after an hour or so sitting listening to Bill Marriott, the 83-year-old chairman and founder of the Marriott International hotel corporation, you can’t help but agree, writes Peter Martin.

New openings round-up
25 June, 2015

Brands including Burger & Lobster, Wondertree, Itsu, Bill’s, Byron, Carluccio’s, SSP and Living Ventures are among those in the news with launch plans this week—continuing a very busy year of new openings across casual dining.

Jamie Oliver pioneers sugar levy in his restaurants
21 June, 2015

The Jamie Oliver Restaurant Group will impose its own 'child health levy’ on any soft drink with added sugar in all its UK restaurants from September. Money raised will go to fund food education for children from nursery age upwards and health initiatives.

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It’s Dog Eat Dog in Angel
27 July, 2015

BrewDog, which has 28 venues at home and abroad, has provided a glimpse of its new-openings line-up, including its first Dog Eat Dog concept serving “a huge selection of craft beer and gourmet hot dogs”, in London’s Angel. more...

Retail set for more structural change
22 July, 2015

Retailing will become more personalised, collaborative and socially-influenced in the future, according to new research by Planet Retail. Its 'The Future of Retail: 10 Trends of Tomorrow' report warns that retailers should begin preparing themselves for another few years of significant structural change. more...

Turner exits at Geronimo
27 July, 2015

Young’s has announced a restructuring of its managed estate operations and a change to its leadership team in a move that sees the immediate departure of Geronimo Inns managing director Ed Turner.

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Living Wage holds no fear at TRG
27 July, 2015

Danny Breithaupt, chief executive of Frankie & Benny’s operator The Restaurant Group, has dismissed sector fears that the introduction of a mandatory Living Wage will be damaging and believes staff will be happier and more productive.

Save the date for CGA Peach's big event
17 November, 2015,

 The Brewery, Chiswell Street, London

CGA Peach's flagship event the 2015 Peach 2020 Conference and Hero & Icon Awards will be held this year on 17 November at the Brewery, Chiswell Street, London. The invitation-only event will be attended by over 200 senior executives from across the industry.

Stay relevant: keep investing
29 June, 2015

Is it any accident that Britain’s casual dining sector is on such a high this year? Concerted programmes of new site openings are now being underpinned by some healthy like-for-like sales, too. more...

Maxims for growth
2 July, 2015

CGA Peach hosted an exclusive Leadership Masterclass from US restaurant guru Jim Sullivan in May. Now you can learn from some of his priceless masterclass maxims for the benefit of your business more...


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