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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.

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

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.

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.

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.

New Peach Report magazine out this week

The latest issue of Peach Report magazine is out this week 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.

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.

New openings round-up
18 June, 2015

Barburrito, Be At One, Ego, Patisserie Valerie, Rossopomodoro, Joe & the Juice, Byron, Nightjar, Joe’s Kitchen and the Snug are among the brands with news of launches in another busy week of openings for the sector.

New openings round-up
11 June, 2015

Le Bistrot Pierre has opened its latest new restaurant on George Street in Bath. It joins a host of brands with expansion plans this week, including Camino, Red’s, Dirty Martini, Turtle Bay, TGI Friday’s, Five Guys, Wahaca, Leon, Prezzo, Gusto and many more.

Groups report strong sales for May
11 June, 2015

Eating and drinking-out was up in May, with leading managed pub and restaurant groups seeing collective like-for-likes sales grow by 2.1% against the same month last year, according to latest data from the Coffer Peach Business Tracker.

Confidence and caution—Future of Finance & Development seminar
5 June, 2015

Casual dining is outpacing the economy, but the overheating London property market and the risk of supply saturation are whipping up headwinds. Those were among the messages from this year's Future of Finance & Development seminar from CGA Peach.

New openings round-up
4 June, 2015

Dim sum chain Ping Pong will open a 6,000 square feet restaurant at Westfield's Shepherd’s Bush complex this September. Among a stack of other brands in another very busy week of opening news are The Stable, Nando’s, Dishoom, Wagamama, CAU, Geronimo, Franco Manca, Brewhouse & Kitchen and Meatliquor.

New openings round-up
28 May, 2015

Tortilla has continued its rapid UK expansion with a 22nd opening on Finchley Road, with several more sites in the pipeline. It joins brands including Walkabout, Pizza Express, Burger & Lobster, Fuller’s, Loungers, Carluccio’s, Meat & Shake, Turtle Bay, Chatime and Champagne + Fromage with opening plans this week.

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.

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CGA Peach is an innovative business intelligence and networking business, now part of the CGA Strategy company. It provides unique research, analysis, insight and market access in the UK eating and drinking-out market.

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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
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. more...

Bella Italia sharpens HR tools
6 July, 2015

Casual Dining Group’s Bella Italia is aiming to fill its pipeline of talent for expansion after spending £200,000 on HR tools including a standalone recruitment website and applicant tracking, training and talent management systems. more...

Like for likes up 3% for Revolution
6 July, 2015

The Revolution Bars Group has reported like for like sales up 3.0% in a pre-close statement for the year to end-June—its first trading update since going public on the London Stock Exchange.
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CGA Peach Team

The Peach Report is brought to you by CGA Peach, the leading insight business, providing unique analysis, intelligence and access to the eating-out and drinking-out markets. more...

More innovations to come at McDonald’s
29 June, 2015

Digital payment kiosks, tailored food and table service are among the innovations that will keep McDonald’s relevant, its UK chief executive Paul Pomroy says in an interesting interview with the Times. more...

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.
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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...

Fourth

World class back-office solutions designed for the complexity and diversity of the Hospitality Industry. Fourth are the only company to provide a completely integrated web based system for the pub, restaurant and hotel industry enabling our clients to reduce, control and sustain wage costs and margins effectively.
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What’s the nation drinking?
29 April, 2015

CGA Peach’s BrandTrack research is established as the definitive survey of brand usage and reputation in the eating-out sector. We’ve now evolved its scope to add a view of drinking behaviour in the on-trade, allowing us to examine drink category consumption in the context of pub, bar and restaurant brand usage. David Martin reports
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