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Azzurri, Prezzo and CDG tipped to lead market consolidation

Overseas investors could be tempted to dip their toe into the UK foodservice market over the next six to 12 months, while the country’s biggest chains may look upon acquisition as their quickest route to growth, analysts have suggested. Despite challenging market conditions, continued private equity interest in “differentiated, scalable concepts” is expected to attract

Chains facing greater competition from independents in north of England

Branded restaurant chains are facing a run for their money in the north of England, new research claims.  A study commissioned by the Northern Restaurant & Bar (NRB) has revealed a boom in the numbers of independent restaurants around the UK despite consumers’ fears of increasingly homogenised high streets and the march of the chains during

Warewashing supplier makes new entry into UK market

Swedish warewashing manufacturer, Wexiodisk, has launched the latest addition to its range of undercounter warewashers. In what it calls a ‘world first’, Wexiodisk says the WD-4S Glass enables operators to place the door in a space-saving hygienic position, which prevents the growth of bacteria when the machine is not in use. The WD-4S Glass merges

Report predicts restaurant chains most likely to be sold

A number of the market’s leading restaurant and food-to-go chains are tipped to change hands this year, although analysts insist pricing for any  transaction activity will “not be excessive”. In its latest Restaurants & Bars report, business advisory firm BDO said the roll-out potential of numerous chains would attract significant interest from buyers. Kieran Lawton,

Over-capacity in market could stifle restaurant chain sales

Over-capacity in the UK’s eating out market is likely to slow growth in the sector in the longer term by putting downward pressure on like-for-like sales. That’s the verdict of foodservice trends analyst Horizons, which is warning that competition amongst operators for new sites is only set to intensify. Issuing its predictions for the foodservice

£10 billion incentive for foodservice operators

The value of the UK foodservice sector is tipped to swell by some £10 billion over the next five years against a backdrop of improving economic conditions. Rising household consumption, increasing national wages and falling unemployment are set to drive foodservice sales to £56.3 billion by the end of 2019. Horizons’ managing director, Peter Backman,