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Ex-McDonald’s exec John Upton takes ‘Ronseal’ approach to unlocking sustainable growth

Ex-McDonald’s exec John Upton takes ‘Ronseal’ approach to unlocking sustainable growth

Industry veteran John Upton says it is vital for operators to be able to build a brand with sustainable growth potential – and that means being candid about the strengths and weaknesses associated with their business.   Upton, now the chairman of food-to-go brands Mother Clucker and The Naked Deli, said how experience working as managing

Food chiefs from Caffe Nero, Greggs and KFC sign up to debate market landscape

A raft of top-level food and beverage execs from the industry’s most high-profile high street chains are set to appear at the 2018 edition of Lunch!, which kicks off at London ExCeL in September. Latest additions to the star-studded line-up of keynote speakers include Caffè Nero’s head of food & beverage Hannah McKay, Greggs’ head

Tim Hortons says it must be disciplined in its UK expansion

Tim Hortons, the popular Canadian coffee chain which recently opened its first UK site in Glasgow, has said that it will need to work through a number of challenges before it publically launches any large-scale opening campaign. The brand, which has around 4,500 sites worldwide, is conscious that it must test the UK market and tweak

Over-50s spending £500m a month on lunchtime restaurant visits

New research from global information company The NPD Group suggests Britain’s older consumers could support growth in eat-out lunch business in future years. There were 1 billion lunch visits out-of-home (OOH) by the over-50 age group for YE June 2017, and this demographic spent £6 billion on lunch over the year – the equivalent of

Top chains sign up to Lunch! as it prepares to make ExCel debut

A collection of the UK’s biggest food-to-go specialists are among those set to visit London’s Lunch! show later this month. Tesco, Sainsbury’s, M&S Food, Pret A Manger, Greggs, Costa Coffee, Caffe Nero, Co-op, WH Smith, Waitrose, Starbucks, EAT., LEON, McDonald’s, and Compass Group will all be sending representatives as the show celebrates its tenth anniversary. Lunch!, which

Starbucks, Compass and Caffè Nero set to talk shop

Caffè Nero’s business development director Paul Ettinger, Compass Group’s marketing director Louise Pilkington and Starbucks’s senior innovation manager for EMEA Rachel Chatterton (pictured), are the latest additions to lunch!’s keynote line-up, it has been revealed. Taking place at London ExCeL next month, on 21-22 September, the UK’s biggest food-to-go trade show will feature over 20

Greggs and EAT CEOs to share thoughts on market at industry show

The CEOs of Greggs and EAT are the latest names to have been announced as part of the lunch! 2017 line-up. For the 10th anniversary show, there will be exclusive keynotes with Roger Whiteside, CEO of bakery and food-to-go giant Greggs, and Andrew Walker, chief executive of EAT. Walker, who will host an opening day

Waitrose ‘Kitchen’ concept propels it into restaurant-style dining

Waitrose customers will soon be able to enjoy a restaurant-style dining experience in the evenings. The retailer is launching its first official ‘Supper Club’ at its new store in Haywards Heath where customers will be able to have a restaurant-quality meal created by chefs from its three Cookery Schools. Customers will be able to choose

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