Costa announces total sales of £521.9m

11 September, 2013

Costa Coffee has announced total sales growth of 19.7%, according to parent company Whitbread’s trading statement for the 24 weeks to 15 August.

The coffee chain saw total sales, including its UK and international business, reach £521.9m, with total franchise sales up 18%, to £207.3m.

In the UK, like-for-like sales rose by 5.7%, with total sales up 17.3% to £279.5m.

Costa Enterprises (including Costa Express) delivered sales of £126.8m, up 24.5% due to the addition of 553 net new machines, making a total of 3,113 Costa Express machines.

In the year to date, Whitbread has opened 78 net new UK stores, 70 in UK Retail and eight in Costa Enterprises.

Last month, the brand celebrated the opening of its 1,000th international coffee shop in Bangkok, Thailand.

Whitbread confirmed that it was “on track” with its plan to open 300 net new stores, and 850 Costa Express units in the full year.





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