Caffè Nero has revealed it will be opening three customised stores at Heathrow Airport’s Terminal 2, as it builds its portfolio of out-of-town outlets.
The coffee shops will open in June 2014, and comprise two units in arrivals and one airside. The chain said they would offer customers “several new elements and features” alongside its normal coffee offering.
The biggest of the three outlets will be located within arrivals, and will feature a number of artisanal food products in a farmers’ market format, said Caffè Nero.
It will also house a Coffee Roasting Room, and a stage, on which musicians will regularly perform, as part of Nero’s national music programme which supports up-and-coming artists.
At its airside satellite outlet, Nero will be offering deli-style food, Italian prosecco, Italian wines and Italian beers.
Gerry Ford, chairman and founder, said: “From handcrafted and locally roasted award-winning coffee to deli-style, Italian-influenced food, our aim is to bring premium Italian products with provenance to the customer – to taste there or take away from the airport.”
In July the coffee chain appointed SPACE Retail Property Consultants to advise on the roll-out of outlets in retail park locations.