Category: Retail

Operators must Prepare for another Tricky Year

It’s tough out there — the data says so. Coffer Peach shows a flat summer followed by a negative September (LfL sales -0.9%, inflation +2.7%). Surprises: London underperformance (-1.6% vs. -0.7% in the regions) and restaurants faring worse than pubs (given the wetter, colder weather).

60 Seconds – An Autumnal Chill

In 2016 we experienced a remarkably warm September with a mean temperature across the UK of 14.6°C, up 2.0°C on the average. September 2017 was 12.6°C on average, a whole 2.0°C lower than last year. What effect could this change have had on the market?

60 Seconds on Experience, Esports, and Elusive Profits

If you want to sound like you know what’s up, just figure out a way to get ‘experience’, ‘esports’, ‘ping-pong’, and ‘food courts’ into a sentence or two. For example: ‘I’m so tired of boring old pubs serving evil, corporate lager — I’m much more into esports — more like THE sports, am I right! — and I love buying new experiences at my local food court. Most of all though, at the end of the day, I just want to drink cocktails and play ping pong in a basement somewhere.’

60 Seconds. Market Evolution, Supply, supply, supply & Demand…:

Is the market over-supplied or is demand softening? Recent trading updates: Burger, chicken & pizza are amongst the most reliable of casual dining fayre Hence recent troubles at Ed’s Easy Diner, Comptoir Group, Tasty, Richoux & even bar group Revolution, aren’t too much of a surprise But Restaurant Group provides burger, chicken & pizza &…

The Alchemy of Oversupply — Turning A1 into A3

As retail continues to move out of brick & mortar, who is left to fill the void?