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Costa brand chief to lead Tim Hortons’ UK growth

Canadian café and bakery business Tim Hortons has appointed Kevin Hydes to lead its development in the UK.

Two new flavours for McVitie’s Digestives Caramel range

McVitie’s has announced it will be extending its McVitie’s Digestives Caramel range with two new flavours – Banoffee Caramel and Coffee Caramel.

UCC Coffee launches new coffee service programme

A new training scheme has been developed that could help bakeries wanting to diversify into coffee.

Three new UK coffee shops open every day

A study commissioned for UK Coffee Week has found coffee shops pour £8.9bn into the UK economy a year.

Costa continues multiple channel strategy as sales rise

Costa’s total UK retail sales rose 10.1% in the first half of 2016/17 amid total revenue growth for Whitbread of 8.1% to £1.6bn in the six months to 1 September 2016.

Budgens in Broadstairs
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Him! reveals continuing rise for food-to-go

The total food-to-go market is set to rise by an average rate of 4.4% over the next three years, according to MCA.

Costa Express hits the 6,000 mark

Costa Express has installed its 6,000th self-serve coffee bar globally in Tesco High Wycombe and says it is on track to have more than 8,000 machines by 2020.

BB’s Coffee & Muffins opening creates new jobs

UK bakery and coffee chain BB’s Coffee & Muffins has created 13 new vacancies as part of a new store opening at the McArthurGlen East Midlands Designer Outlet in Nottingham.

Macmillan launches 25,000 biscuit sculpture

Charity Macmillan Cancer Support is showcasing artwork featuring an entire British skyline made out of 25,000 biscuits in London.

Former Wagamama chief operating officer joins Caffè Nero

According to a report from MCA, Glyn House, who earlier this year stepped down from his post as chief operating officer at Wagamama, will take the helm at Caffè Nero.

Small Batch Coffee to expand outside Brighton

Artisan coffee shop chain Small Batch Coffee has revealed that it will relocate outside of Brighton and Hove for the first time and will open up a site in Worthing, West Sussex in October.

Lunch! proves irresistible to Pan’Artisan

Pan’Artisan, the award-winning supplier of dough-based products, will be focusing on its handcrafted Focaccia Romana at this year’s Lunch! exhibition.

Starbucks agrees first drive-thru deal for shopping centre

International coffee chain Starbucks has signed a deal with Connswater shopping centre in Belfast to open the first ever drive-thru store in Northern Ireland.

Esquires Coffee continues expansion

Franchised coffee chain, Esquires Coffee has opened its 25th shop in Buckingham (Bucks) and aims to open five more by the end of the year.

Country Choice bakery items to be offered in Jet petrol stations

A new coffee and snack concept selling Country Choice bakery items has been launched by petrol station brand Jet across its forecourt network.

Starbucks to trial recyclable coffee cups

Starbucks will begin testing a new kind of recyclable coffee cup as it looks to cut waste.

BB’s Coffee & Muffins continues expansion

UK bakery and coffee chain  BB’s Coffee & Muffins is to continue its expansion with the opening of a new coffee outlet in Derby.

Bath to get two new Costas and a Pret

High street coffee chains Costa Coffee and Pret A Manger both plan to open new outlets in Bath city centre.

Ghanaian Bakery expands

London-based Uncle John’s Bakery, the Ghanaian specialist chain, is to expand its Tottenham store, which will re-open on 11 July.

Costa considers Brexit impact as coffee prices rise

Costa Coffee owner Whitbread may rein back investment following the Leave win in last week’s referendum, while coffee prices could soon rocket due to severe droughts.

Tesco sells Harris + Hoole to Caffè Nero

High street coffee chain Caffè Nero is to acquire the coffee chain Harris + Hoole from Tesco.

Costa boosts Whitbread performance

Whitbread-owned Costa Coffee has boosted the group’s overall Q1 performance for the 13 weeks to 2 June 2016, with total sales at the high street coffee chain up 11.5% to £414.3m and retail like-for-like (LFL) sales increasing by 2.6%.

Canadian coffee chain expands

Canadian coffee chain Second Cup has revealed plans to open five new sites across the UK this year.

Tesco to sell Giraffe

Tesco is expected to announce the sale of its Giraffe restaurant chain, which has reignited speculation that the Euphorium bakery chain and coffee shop chain Harris + Hoole will be next.

Soho Coffee acquires Apostrõphe

Soho Coffee Co, the West Country-based coffee chain, has agreed a joint venture with CH&Co. This includes the acquisition of the Apostrõphe bakery café group.

Coffee #1 recalls brownie over milk concerns

Coffee #1 is recalling its gluten- and dairy-free hazelnut and praline brownies because they have been found to contain milk.

Costa Coffee starts accepting Android Pay

Costa Coffee has announced it is accepting payment with the Android Pay app at participating stores.

Pret launches Android Pay service

High street coffee chain Pret A Manger has announced that the Android Pay service is now available in all of its UK stores. 

Krispy Kreme agrees to US sale

The US doughnut company Krispy Kreme has agreed to be bought by Kenco coffee owner, JAB Holding, for £935m ($1.35bn).

Costa pledges to reduce sugar by 2020

Costa Coffee, the high street café chain, has announced it will reduce the added sugar content in its beverage range by 25% by 2020.

Coffee sales to hit over £3bn in 2016

Coffee shop's sales are expected to hit £3.14bn this year, according to new research by Mintel.

WH Smith to extend café offering

The high street stationers has 17 café outlets nationwide, which are now being rebranded and improved under the name Coffee House.

Caffè Nero scraps free staff lunches following NLW

High street coffee chain Caffè Nero has stopped giving its staff free lunches, in response to the National Living Wage (NLW), which came into effect on 1 April.

Independent cafés see sales rise, but challenges remain

Brits just cannot get enough caffeine, according to new figures which show 74% of independent café owners increased like-for-like turnover in 2015.

Pret covers NLW by putting prices up

High street coffee chain Pret A Manger is covering the cost of the new national living wage (NLW) by charging customers more for their coffee.

Second outlet for Good & Proper Tea

Good & Proper Tea is to open a second outlet in Clerkenwell, London.

Pret A Manger scores food-to-go double win

High street coffee chain Pret A Manger has been named the UK’s best café and sandwich shop.

Starbucks responds to recycling jibes

Starbucks, the coffee shop chain, has announced that it will offer a 50p discount to customers who bring in their own coffee cup.

Government has “no plans” to tax coffee shops

The government says it has no plans to tax coffee shop cups after a minister suggested it could repeat its "success" in cutting plastic bag waste.

Demand for more independent coffee shops

Despite high street domination by the branded coffee chains, it is independent coffee shops that consumers want, according to new research.

Costa wins family-friendly award

High street coffee chain Costa Coffee has won Best Family Friendly Café at the Tommy’s Awards for the third year in a row.

Coffee shops making false recycling claims?

High street coffee chains have been accused of making false claims about how many paper cups they recycle, with less than one in 400 paper coffee cups being recycled, despite many carrying the recycling logo.

Costa to open in Chard and Crewkerne

The high street coffee chain has confirmed it will be opening the two new Somerset stores by April. 

Greggs launches flat white with Nappuccino lab

To mark the launch of its new flat white coffee, high street baker Greggs has bought an “adult naptime pod” to London.

Costa reports slowing sales

The high street coffee shop chain’s owner, Whitbread, has blamed mild weather for disappointing sales.

New coffee shop and eatery for Blackpool

Tower Coffee Company, a new 1,500 sq ft coffee shop and eatery, will be opening in the Lancashire town of Blackpool.

New Starbucks drive-thru for Birmingham

Coffee chain Starbucks has brought forward new plans to open a drive-thru café in Northfield on the southern outskirts of Birmingham.

Tesco buys Harris +Hoole coffee shops outright

Tesco now has full ownership of its in-store coffee shop business Harris + Hoole.

Bakery appears on minimum wage shame list

The Welbeck Bakehouse, the Worksop-based bakery, is among businesses mentioned in a new report who have failed to pay all staff the minimum wage.

Crosstown to launch limited edition doughnut

Crosstown, the artisan doughnut producer, has teamed up with bakery and chocolate producer Pump Street Bakery to produce a limited edition chocolate doughnut.

Coffee Republic strikes new deal with Midcounties Co-operative

The Midcounties Co-operative has launched a new franchise partnership with coffee chain Coffee Republic.

Crafty Cakes, Exeter closes coffee shop to focus on cakes

Devon’s Crafty Cakes Café has closed, so that owner Becky Cuming can focus on her cake business.

Five things YOU can learn from Greggs today

British Baker highlights some of the key take-outs from the Greggs fourth-quarter update today. Where is the company heading and what will its full year results look like?

Costa is first coffee chain to launch vegan line

Costa Coffee has become the first UK coffee shop chain to launch a vegan product registered with The Vegan Society’s Vegan Trademark.

Starbucks UK has seen pre-tax profits rise to £34.2m for the year to 27 September
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Starbucks UK’s profits leap forwards

Starbucks UK has seen year-on-year pre-tax profits jump £32.2 million to reach £34.2m in the year to 27 September.

Coffee shops forecast to reach £15bn in next 10 years

Britain’s love affair with coffee looks set to continue with the UK coffee shop market expected to be worth over £15bn by 2025, according to the latest report from Allegra World Coffee Portal.

Costa Coffee reports Q3 sales growth

Costa Coffee, the Whitbread-owned café chain, has posted UK like-for-like (LFL) sales growth of 2.5% for the 13 weeks to 26 November 2015.

Brains gains £85m to expand Coffee#1 chain

Drinks and hospitality firm Brains has been given an £85m funding packing to help accelerate the roll-out of its coffee chain business Coffee#1.

Losses surge at Tesco coffee shop offshoot

Tesco is having to commit millions of pounds to keep solvent a rapidly expanding, loss-making coffee chain it part owns.

Costa Coffee ordered to improve hygiene

Costa Coffee has received a string of damning reports from recent hygiene inspections, making it the major high street coffee chain with the most stores rated less than satisfactory.

Second Cup
Second Cup Coffee Company is planning 500 sites in the UK
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Canadian coffee chain plans UK expansion

Second Cup Coffee Company, the Canadian chain, is planning to open 500 UK sites in the next 10 years. 

BB's King's Lynn
BB's in King's Lynn has just opened
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BB's Coffee & Muffins plans to double in size

BB’s Coffee & Muffins plans to double in size in the next five years as it opens sites in the UK and Ireland including a new masculine-look concept in Dublin. 

Train coffee
Commuters love a coffee on the go
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Railway station coffee sales on the up

Rail passengers spent more than £11m in coffee shops at Britain’s biggest railway stations from April to June this year. 

Costa
Costa prices may rise to offset National Living Wage
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Whitbread may increase prices to offset National Living Wage

Costa’s parent company Whitbread has warned that it may be forced to raise prices to combat the effects of the National Living Wage. 

Mangobean
Mangobean has aggressive expansion plans
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Franchise coffee chain reveals expansion plans

Mangobean, the franchised coffee shop operator, has a pipeline of openings planned this year with the goal of achieving an estate of 125 shops. 

Costa
Costa posts strong Q2 performance despite wet August
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Costa sees 4% LFL sales increase

Costa, the Whitbread-owned coffee brand, has posted an increase in like-for-like sales of 4% for the 11 weeks to 13 August 2015. 

Speciality coffee market set to grow

A study suggests the UK coffee market is becoming increasingly specialist – with a new wave of baristas accounting for 15% of the market.

Lotus Biscoff
Lotus Bakeries has launched fun slogan wrappers for Biscoff biscuits
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Lotus launches slogan wrappers for Biscoff biscuits

Lotus Bakeries, the Belgium based business, has launched a range of limited-edition wrappers for its iconic caramelised Biscoff biscuits. 

Pret A Manger
Pret A Manger could introduce all-vegetarian outlets
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Pret takes a vote on going vegetarian

Pret A Manger, the high street sandwich chain, is considering opening an all-vegetarian shop. 

Costa
Costa introduces healthy smoothies into SE London and South Yorkshire stores
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SuperDay Smoothies range on trial at Costa

Costa Coffee, the high street coffee giant, is trialling a SuperDay Smoothies range across two regions in the UK. 

Pret A Manger
Pret A Manger's evening trial is proving popular
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Night time’s the right time for Pret trial

Pret A Manger, the high street sandwich chain, has said that its alcohol offer is “proving popular” in its evening trial site. 

Coffee
Coffee drinkers are open to alcoholic drinks too
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Research identifies alcohol potential in coffee shops

There is “huge potential” for coffee shops serving alcoholic drinks, according to research from CGA Strategy. 

Coffee
Coffee is still on the rise
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Ireland’s coffee shop market rises 14%

Ireland’s coffee shop market is outperforming the Irish retail sector with sales growth of 14%. 

Social media
Social media engagement differs hugely between brands
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Research reveals bakery’s social media stars

Coffee chains Costa Coffee and Starbucks and bakery giant Greggs both appear in the top 10 ranking of companies leading the way in social media. 

BFree
BFree wraps to join Costa menu
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BFree wraps snapped up by Costa

Health-conscious bakery brand BFree has partnered with Costa Coffee so the high street chain can use its BFree Multigrain Wraps. 

Costa Coffee
Costa Coffee enjoys another LFL sales boost
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LFLs up 5% at Costa Coffee

Costa Coffee, the Whitbread-owned high street chain, saw like-for-like sales (LFLs) grow by 5% in the 13 weeks to 28 May 2015. 

Esquires new packaging
Esquires Coffee has launched new packaging
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Coffee chain Esquires overhauls its estate

Franchise coffee shop chain Esquires Coffee has introduced a new menus and packaging at its 24 stores. 

Esquires coffee
A revamped Esquires site
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Esquires Coffee rolls out store revamps

Franchise coffee shop chain Esquires Coffee has launched a refurbishment programme across its 24 stores as it looks to grow rapidly in the UK. 

Asda
Asda cafe concept to roll out across more stores
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Asda is rolling out new cafe concept

Asda has initiated a roll-out of a new cafe format called Express Diner with four outlets open so far. 

Cold Brew
Starbucks has launched Cold Brew in three of 30 initial sites
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Starbucks brews up cold speciality

Starbucks has today launched Cold Brew in three central London stores, ahead of a roll-out to 30 sites. 

Pret A Manger
Pret A Manger has introduced a trial Good Evenings menu at Strand site
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Pret embarks on evening dining pilot

Sandwich chain Pret A Manger has commenced a trial into evening trading in the wake of similar moves from competitors. 

Costa
Costa coffee allows customers their afternoon nap
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Coffee chain proposes 'nap'puccino

Tired Brits can now literally wake up and smell the coffee at Costa, after the chain announced a new initiative to allow customers to take power naps in its stores. 

Trew Era Cafe
Trew Era Cafe will be run as a community project
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Russell Brand opens not-for-profit London cafe

Comedian and TV star Russell Brand has opened his first cafe in Hackney, east London. 

James Martin
James Martin opens site at Stansted development
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Celebrity chef opens Stansted outlet

The first-ever bakery and food-to-go site for celebrity chef James Martin has opened in Stansted airport. 

Coffee #1
Coffee #1 in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
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Coffee#1 reports 30% sales increase

SA Brain & Co, parent company of Coffee#1, has announced a 30% rise in sales compared to last year for the coffee shop. 

Starbucks
Starbucks has seven-point plan for five years
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Starbucks reveals five-year growth strategy

Coffee giant Starbucks yesterday outlined a major seven-stage plan for the brand, including growing the number of stores from 22,000 to 30,000 worldwide, with a particular focus on China and on tea. 

Tesco coffee shop director ‘leaves’ business

The Tesco boss in charge of in-store restaurants and coffee shops, such as Harris + Hoole and Euphorium, has reportedly left the business.

Starbucks
Starbucks pleased with wireless charging trial
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Starbucks’ wireless charging trial deemed a success

Starbucks has said it is “very pleased” with the initial results of its wireless charging trial. 

Coffee chain expands in UK and abroad

Ca’puccino, the Italian coffee house, is set to open its sixth site in the UK, as it plans to expand internationally.

Costa Coffee
Costa goes 'from strength to strength'
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Analyst gives positive verdict on Costa

High street coffee chain Costa has gone “from strength to strength” in the UK aided by the benefits of being part of a larger company, according to a City analyst. 

One of the offerings will be a macaroni cheese
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Starbucks embarks on evening offering

Starbucks has launched its first evening offering in the UK at Stansted Airport, offering hot and cold food, wine and beer.

Starbucks
Starbucks turns a profit in UK
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Starbucks turns a profit in UK

High street coffee giant Starbucks has reported a profit of £1.1m in the year to September 2014 in its first profit recorded in Britain. 

The new SOHO Coffee Co site
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SOHO Coffee Co and WH Smith in new rail partnership

SOHO Coffee Co is opening its debut site in London, after partnering with WH Smith to open an outlet at Euston Station.

Costa coffee
Costa posts positive results
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Costa coffee chain enjoys sales rise amid expansion plans

Costa Coffee, the Whitbread-owned chain, has posted a rise in like-for-like (LFL) sales of 5.2% for the 13 weeks to 27 November as it plans rapid expansion. 

UK coffee shops outperform retail

The UK coffee shop market is outperforming the UK retail sector, with significant sales growth of 10.7% on last year equating to £7.2 bn in turnover.

Starbucks
Starbucks 'ushers in' new age of coffee drinking
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Starbucks unveils five-year expansion plan

Coffee shop giant Starbucks will embark on a five-year plan for growth and "a new era of customer convenience”. 

Harris + Hoole:
the coffee shop has over 40 sites on the high street and in Tesco stores
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Tesco-backed café sees financial loss

Coffee chain Harris + Hoole has made a pre-tax loss of £12.8m in its year-end results.

The company sells fine cakes, pastries and gateaux
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Patisserie Holdings reveals big jump in revenue

Patisserie Holdings has reported this morning that revenue is up 27.5% to £76.6m while its main trading café brand Patisserie Valerie is up 20%. 

Costa Starbucks
Costa and Starbucks win on consumer engagement
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Coffee chains gain top scores in social media study

Coffee chains Starbucks and Costa Coffee have come out on top in a list of how well brands engage with their UK social media users. 

Second Cup
Second Cup: opening in Manchester
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Canadian coffee shop comes to the UK

Canada-based coffee shop Second Cup is to open in Manchester today, as part of global expansion plans. 

Costa Coffee growth continued in H1
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Costa underlying profit up 20.5%

Costa Coffee, the Whitbread-owned chain, saw its first-half underlying profit increase by 20.5% to £52.4m, it revealed today.

Caffe Nero
Caffe Nero: gross profit up 10.4%
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Caffé Nero revenue up as it eyes new sites

Italian coffee shop chain Caffé Nero has posted an 8.8% rise in revenue to £222.4m as it looks to add around 40 stores next year. 

Beans and Steam
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Bidvest introduces new coffee brand package

Foodservice supplier Bidvest 3663 has launched a ‘full front of house’ coffee brand named Beans and Steam.

Starbucks
Starbucks links with healthy food brand POD in three stores
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Starbucks teams with Pod for healthy menu trial

High street coffee giant Starbucks has teamed up with healthy food outlet Pod. 

EAT
EAT: rebrand and site search in full swing
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EAT to focus on central London in new drive for sites

High street sandwich and coffee chain EAT will open 10 central London stores between January and July next year following a major rebrand. 

Coffee Republic sees first foreign airport franchise

The first Coffee Republic franchise in a foreign airport has opened its doors.

Costa Coffee:
The brand has seen an impressive sales growth in the past year
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Costa Coffee sales boom

Costa has seen like-for-like sales (LFLS) increase by 7.3% in the 11 weeks to 14 August.

St Austell Brewer & Bean coffee
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Success for St Austell own-brand coffee

St Austell's own-brand coffee has pushed hot drinks sales up by as much as 99% in its pubs. 

Harris +Hoole Tesco Concession
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Closures for Harris + Hoole Tesco-backed coffee shops

Tesco-backed coffee shop chain, Harris + Hoole, will reportedly close six stores around the UK.

Costa NHS
Costa Coffee
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NHS criticised for junk food

The NHS has been criticised for fuelling obesity levels after an investigation revealed hospitals house dozens of fast food restaurants and coffee shops.

Coffee shops:
The report states that drinking coffee has become part of UK culture
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Coffee and sandwich shops grow 34.9% in value

A report has estimated that the UK sandwich and coffee shop market has grown by 34.9% in market value from 2009 to 2013.

Coffee shops:
The report states that drinking coffee has become part of UK culture
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Coffee and sandwich shops grow 34.9% in value

A report has estimated that the UK sandwich and coffee shop market has grown by 34.9% in market value from 2009 to 2013.

The flying coffee bean expands
Unconventional:
Making the move from railway to high street
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Railway-based coffee shop chain to expand and hit the high-street

The Flying Coffee Bean is to double its number of coffee shops before venturing onto the high street.

Costa to open Debenhams concessions

Costa, the high street coffee shop chain, has partnered with department store Debenhams to trial six concessions across its UK estate.

Caffè Latte plans rapid expansion

Coffee shop chain Caffè Latte plans to add 20 sites during 2014.

Costa Coffee posts LFL growth again

Like-for-like sales (LFLs) increased by 4.5% in the 13 weeks to 29 May, Costa Coffee revealed this morning.

Pret strategy man joins Harris + Hoole

Coffee shop chain Harris + Hoole has appointed Pret A Manger’s head of strategy to lead its growth plans.

Harris+Hoole adds buy ahead function to app

Customers of Harris+Hoole, the Tesco-backed coffee shop chain, are now able to pre-order their drinks via the company’s app.

Paddy & Scott's launches summer drinks

Independent artisan coffee producers Paddy & Scott’s has launched a range of summer drinks.

French coffee house opens in Birmingham

A French-inspired coffee house has opened at The Cube, in Birmingham.

Caffeina brings taste of Italy to London

Italian company Caffeina has opened its first site in London.

Starbucks' Seattle's Best Coffee available in Asda

Seattle’s Best Coffee, part of Starbucks Coffee Company, is now available in select partner cafés in the UK including Asda.

Costa sees LFLs and profit growth

It seems the nation’s thirst for coffee shows no signs of abating - as Costa revealed like-for-like sales (LFLs) growth of 5.7% this morning.

Cornish brewer introduces baked goods in pubs

St Austell Brewery has launched a range of bakery products across its managed pubs as it expands its Brewer & Bean brand to include stand-alone coffee shops.

Brixton prisoners to learn art of coffee-making

Inmates at a London prison are to learn coffee-making skills to help find employment upon release.

Caffè Nero faces tax accusations

Caffè Nero has become the latest big name brand to be accused of not paying corporation tax since 2007 – despite amassing £100m in profits during the period. 

Caffè Nero moves into Ireland

Coffee chain Caffè Nero is planning to invest €20m in Ireland over the next five years, creating 320 jobs.

Caffè Nero takes first steps into the US

Coffee chain Caffè Nero is expanding into the USA, with its first café due to open in Boston, Massachusetts in late-April.

Ca’puccino reveals UK expansion plans

Italian café company Ca’puccino is planning to open its sixth UK outlet in November this year, with a seventh planned for early 2015, according to its COO.

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