CGA and ALMR team up on new industry research

Claire Dodd

Claire Dodd

19 February 2016

Global market measurement and consultancy CGA Peach and the Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) have teamed up to lead new research into out-of-home eating and drinking trends.

The new ‘Future Shock’ reports will be aimed at both operators and suppliers, and will cover issues including property costs, pay and tax. The ALMR says it plans to use the information to lobby government.

Each report will feature exclusive data from CGA and the ALMR, other market data, consumer research and the ALMR’s own data from its annual survey of members with commercial property agent Christie + Co. The duo say the result 'will be the most comprehensive package of supply, demand, market performance and benchmarking figures within the sector’. They’ll be published every February and July. The first report is free and available now upon request.

ALMR chief executive Kate Nicholls said: 'Our aim is simple – to provide anyone with an interest in our sector with a one stop shop of information; a genuine state of the nation report. This is the first time that anyone has provided a comprehensive health check on the sector, with operational, consumer, supply chain and macro-economic insight. It means operators, politicians and the media have the key facts and fingertips in an easy to digest, bite-sized format.'

CGA Peach business unit director Jamie Campbell said: 'As supporters and supplier members of the ALMR, we are delighted to collaborate on this exciting new project. This is the first time that our research sources have been drawn together in this way. Eating and drinking out are dynamic and fast changing markets, and "Future Shock" will help the whole industry to track its performance whilst shouting about its scale and importance.'

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