CGA and the Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) have unveiled a new partnership to produce a pioneering series of industry-leading intelligence reports.
The ‘Future Shock’ series will pull together CGA’s suite of respected research sources in the out-of-home eating and drinking sectors, all integrated with data, insight and expertise from the ALMR and CGA. The reports will provide insights for operators and suppliers across the eating and drinking out sectors and feed into industry discussions on key issues like property costs, pay and tax. The ALMR will also use the data to make the industry’s voice heard within government.
Each ‘Future Shock’ report will feature exclusive new research in important and topical areas, plus the latest figures from CGA’s research tools, incorporating all of CGA’s suite of services in addition to other market data, plus consumer research and the ALMR’s own data from its annual survey of members with Christie + Co. The result will be the most comprehensive package of supply, demand, market performance and benchmarking figures within the sector.
The reports will be published every February and July, building into a reliable monitor of sector trends and a valuable archive of data. The first report is free and available now. The research is fully supported by ALMR members and sponsors, some of whom will supply their own data to augment the research.
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—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 it’s performance whilst shouting about its scale and importance.”