Harris + Hoole, the coffee shop joint venture from Tesco and Taylor St Barista, has acquired 13 sites from the failed Clinton Cards business.

According to M&C Report, a sister title of British Baker, it is part of the group’s plans to increase its footprint inside the M25, and it acquired the sites from administrator Zolfo Cooper.

The chain, which opened it first site last month in Amersham and has sites lined up in Ruislip and Uxbridge, has reportedly taken on the leases of sites in locations such as Crouch End and Twickenham as part of the deal.