Karl Chessell is CGA’s Business Unit Director for Food and Retail. He worked with CGA as a partner and consultant for more than 20 years before formally joining us in April 2017. Karl has supported the eating and drinking out sector throughout his career, leading teams at businesses including Experian and CallCredit. He has worked closely with pub, bar and restaurant companies to understand their goals and provide tailored consumer insight and location planning solutions. Karl loves the sector, and whilst he adores his young children, he laments the loss of the pub that used to take pride of place in his garden.
Karl will look at the shape of the sector, including outlet numbers, rate of change, food led versus drink led, quality scores as well as touching on key trends.