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New openings round-up
26 March, 2015

Busaba Eathai will open in Manchester and Leeds as it kickstarts an expansion beyond London. It is among a stack of brands with opening plans this week, including Be At One, ETM, Jamie’s, Fuller’s, The Stable, Walkabout, Chicken Shop, Ribble Valley Inns and Greene King.

Tell the story - CGA Peach marketing conference
19 March, 2015

Great marketing teams construct stories around the brands, get under the skin of their customers and look beyond the industry for inspiration. Those were among the messages at CGA Peach’s Consumer Insight & Marketing Conference at the Tate Modern in London yesterday (18 March).

New openings round-up
19 March, 2015

La Tasca opened at the Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham yesterday. Other brands with launch plans this week include Fuller’s, Ed’s Easy Diner, Barburrito, Gusto, Bill’s, Turtle Bay, Pho and Café Murano.

New openings round-up
12 March, 2015

ASK Italian has opened its new flagship restaurant in Manchester. Other brands with opening plans this week include Wahaca, Coast to Coast, Harry Ramsden’s, Chimichanga, TGI Friday’s, Loungers, Bella Italia, Cosmo and Meatliquor.

Groups maintain post-recession revival
12 March, 2015

Managed pub and restaurant groups saw collective like-for-like sales edge up 1.6% in February, according to latest Coffer Peach Business Tracker figures - continuing an almost two-year trend of consistent post-recession growth.

New openings round-up
5 March, 2015

The Draft House has opened its seventh pub on Shepherds Bush Road. Other brands with opening news this week include Tossed, Carluccio’s, Turtle Bay, Corney & Barrow and Benito’s Hat.

Transformed Tragus changes name and plans 70 new sites
3 March, 2015

Tragus Group, owner of the Bella Italia and Cafe Rouge brands, is to be renamed the Casual Dining Group as it returns to the expansion trail with plans to open 70 new restaurants over the next three years and refurbish 160 existing sites.

Last few tickets remaining for CGA Peach marketing conference
CGA Peach Consumer Insight & Marketing Conference, 18 March 2015, Tate Modern, London

CGA Peach is delighted to reveal the full programme for this year's Consumer Insight & Marketing Conference at the Tate Modern in London on 18 March. And with only a handful of tickets remaining, anyone interested in joining the sector's only dedicated marketing conference needs to act fast.

Restaurant Group to speed up brand roll-outs
27 February, 2015

The Restaurant Group is accelerating its brand roll-out plans. It opened 40 new sites last year and plans for up to 50 new openings in 2015. The news came as it reported a strong start to this year with like-for-like sales up 2.5% for the eight weeks to 22 February.

Industry leaders back Jim Sullivan's Leadership Masterclass
11 May, The Congress Centre, London WC1

Top leadership guru Jim Sullivan is back in London on 11 May for his annual UK Leadership Masterclass - bringing with him his unique, straight-talking approach to results-driven leadership. The CGA Peach organised event will take place at The Congress Centre, London WC1. Book your places now.

More people going out to the pub at Christmas
26 February, 2015

Consumers paid a total of 165 million visits to pubs, bars and clubs over Christmas - 15 million more than in the previous festive season, according to new data from CGA Strategy.

New openings round-up
26 February, 2015

Artisan café and bakery concept PAUL is opening at the Parkway shopping centre in Newbury on 25 March—its first of six planned openings over 2015. Other brands with opening news this week include Coast to Coast, the Real Greek, Ceviche, Revere, Giraffe, Prezzo, Pizza Express, Loungers and more.

Business leaders confident about 2015 trading
25 February, 2015

The eating and drinking out market is primed for growth in 2015 thanks to the popularity of flexible formats, barbecue food and craft drinks. But soaring property costs and the risk of saturation are putting the brakes on out-and-out optimis, according to this year's exclusive CGA Peach Business Leaders’ Survey.

Wagamama: five things you need to know
25 February, 2015

The latest issue of Peach Report magazine features an indepth profile of the major new developments at Wagamama. Here are five of the key messages.

Britain's most satisfying brands revealed
20 February, 2015

Byron and Browns are the eating-out brands that leave their customers most satisfied - while hot US import Five Guys gets the best rating for the quality of food. Those are among a wealth of conclusions from exclusive new satisfaction ratings compiled by CGA Peach’s BrandTrack survey to highlight the nation’s Top 40 best performing brands.

Marston's Generous George: an at-a-glance guide
25 February, 2015

Marston’s has a new concept that it thinks can help reinvigorate the traditional pub for a modern market - and it’s profiled in the latest issue of Peach Report, out now. Here are five of our learnings about the new Generous George business.

Five drinks trends to follow
25 February, 2015

The latest issue of Peach Report features a run-down of the big drinks trends of 2015 from consultant Mike Palmer. Here are just five of his top tips.

First Peach Report magazine of 2015 OUT NOW

The new issue of Peach Report magazine arrives on desks this month with full coverage of the 2015 CGA Peach Business Leaders Survey. Find out what the market expects this year. Plus there's a spotlight on Wagamama's brand regeneration and the first profile of Marston's new Generous George pub concept.

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Wagamama maps out fresher way for noodle
23 February, 2015

Wagamama faces the challenge of maintaining brand integrity while raising sales and profits as it heads towards 150 restaurants. The solution is to keep it fresh and continuously improve. David Campbell, chief executive, and Simon Cope, global marketing, property and international franchising director, explain the changes to Tom Holman and Peter Martin more...

New openings round-up
26 March, 2015

Busaba Eathai will open in Manchester and Leeds as it kickstarts an expansion beyond London. It is among a stack of brands with opening plans this week, including Be At One, ETM, Jamie’s, Fuller’s, The Stable, Walkabout, Chicken Shop, Ribble Valley Inns and Greene King. more...

Mobile restaurant booking surging
25 March, 2015

Mobile restaurant bookings continue to soar and vegetarian and vegan food is increasing in popularity. Those are among the findings from the latest Quarterly Trends report from booking platform Bookatable, based on its last 12 months of booking data. more...

Tortilla hires, tests deliveries
30 March, 2015

Tortilla has brought in a crop of new arrivals with experience across casual dining as it seeks to fill the pipeline for further new openings—and announced plans to test drive deliveries.

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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...

New entrants intensify coffee war
25 March, 2015

New interest from pubs and fast food operators is making the coffee sector more competitive than ever, the Financial Times says in some interesting analysis. more...

Not a year to be insular
23 February, 2015

They’re coming at you from every angle. Competition in the eating and drinking out market has never been fiercer—and it’s intensifying. Yet optimism for 2015 among our business leaders remains resolutely high. 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