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Costa Q3 lfls down 1.5% in high street stores

18 Jan 2018

Like-for-like sales at Costa Coffee were up 0.1% in its third quarter to 30 November, with a 1.5% fall across its UK equity stores.

Richard and Nikki Cooper

The Stable founders to launch new venture Swim

17 Jan 2018

The Stable founders Richard and Nikki Cooper are preparing to launch a new venture in preparation for their exit from the pizza and cider concept at the end of the financial year, MCA has learnt.

Karen Forrester

TGI Fridays: “We haven’t slowed down at all”

16 Jan 2018

Karen Forrester, chief executive of TGI Fridays, has no plans to slow down expansion as the group targets another seven sites this year.


UK coffee shop market to grow by 5.3%

16 Jan 2018

The total UK coffee shop market is set to exceed 31,400 outlets by 2022, with a turnover of £13bn, Allegra World Coffee Portal has forecast.

Des Gunewardena

Gunewardena hails 'flight to quality' in December trading

16 Jan 2018

Des Gunewardena has credited a “flight to quality” to D&D London’s strong December trading.

Jamie Oliver

Jamie’s confirms it is exploring restructure

12 Jan 2018

The Jamie Oliver Restaurant Group has confirmed that it is exploring plans to restructure its Jamie’s Italian restaurant estate in the UK.


Byron FY losses hit £10m

12 Jan 2018

The CVA proposal document for Byron shows that the company’s like-for-likes sales declined to -17% at one stage

Analysts corner: Peel Hunt on Fuller’s

19 Jan 2018

Leading analysts, Douglas Jack and Ivor Jones, have given their views on Fuller’s, which gives its Q3 update on 25 January, saying they expect 2018 to be a year of consolidation for the group.

Wadworth announces restructure of business

19 Jan 2018

Wadworth is to focus on its core brewing and pub business following a restructure of the Wiltshire-based family company.


Retailers’ Retailer of the Year Awards finalists announced

19 Jan 2018

The finalists for this year’s Retailers’ Retailer of the Year Awards (RROTY) have been revealed, with strong performances from wet-led businesses across the year represented in the shortlist.

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