All Cafes & Coffee Shops articles

  • Jens Knoop
    Interviews

    Knoops stirs up gourmet hot chocolate experience

    2022-02-11T15:52:00Z

    As the crafted hot chocolate concept opens its seventh site, MCA speaks to CEO Tori Nunn about how the cafe brand is looking to follow the single origin journey of speciality coffee 

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    Weekend Press

    ‘Greasy spoon’ cafes close as diners shun fry-ups

    2021-11-28T14:35:00Z

    With tens of thousands of traditional cafes shutting down or being repurposed as coffee shops and brasseries, is it really the end for the all-day breakfast?

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    News

    Black Sheep Coffee accelerates expansion

    2021-09-10T07:41:00Z

    Black Sheep Coffee opened a new outlet in Paddington, London this week, as the chain’s investor report for the period ending 30 June 2021 highlights the coffee chain’s increased expansion plans for 2021, supported by over £4m in additional funding. The document also focuses on the chain achieving - for the first time - positive EBITDA, and the increased diversification of its offer.

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    News

    Costa increases pay and recruits 2,000 staff

    2021-09-10T07:41:00Z

    Costa Coffee has announced a 5% payrise for staff at its 1,500 UK company owned outlets and an intention to recruit an additional 2,000 staff. On average, store team members will take home £500-£900 more per year. 

  • Megan's Wimbledon
    News

    Megan’s appoints new operations director

    2021-08-10T07:37:00Z

    Christobell Harrington-Jones has joined Megan’s as its new operations director. Harrington-Jones joins the 13-strong café restaurant chain after spending a year and a half as commercial food operations director at Hilton. In June, the company announced its intention to recruit a further 100 staff, including two senior board positions as the company continues its growth plans.

  • Drinking pints
    Analysis & Insight

    Average spend up as pubs and bars grow share

    2021-08-06T07:25:00Z

    Latest data from Lumina Intelligence’s Eating & Drinking Out Panel indicates a shift in channel share during the four weeks to 11 July 2021 driven by the Euros. As consumers gathered to watch the football, pubs and bars have continued to gain channel share, accounting for 15.0% of total eating out occasions across the four weeks – up 2ppts versus the previous period. Restaurants have also continued to grow share, up 0.6ppts to 12.7%.

  • Food to go
    News

    Food-to-go to return to pre-Covid levels by second half of 2022

    2021-07-27T07:54:00Z

    Data from IGD is predicting a faster-than-expected food-to-go recovery. By the end of 2021, it is forecasting sales to reach £15.6bn, 82.5% of its 2019 value. It is also forecasting sales to return to pre-Covid levels in the second half of 2022, six months earlier than expected.

  • Patisserie Valerie
    News

    Patisserie Valerie made £10m loss

    2021-07-13T07:44:00Z

    Patisserie Valerie has made a £9.8m loss in the 14 months to March 2020, but the brand is now focusing on growing its routes to market and is reaping the rewards from its partnership with Sainsbury’s.

  • caffe nero coffee
    News

    Lord Sugar challenges Caffe Nero CVA

    2021-01-04T08:36:00Z

    Lord Sugar’s private commercial property group, Amsprop Investments, has lodged a legal challenge against Caffe Nero’s company voluntary arrangement (CVA), Sky News reports. 

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    News

    GSG Hospitality to launch new concept in Liverpool’s The Plaza

    2020-12-15T08:35:00Z

    Liverpool-based restaurant and bar group GSG Hospitality is set to open a new concept as part of a transformation of the city’s Plaza building. In partnership with Bruntwood Works, which is embarking on a £3m redesign of the building, GSG will create a social space, including a coffee shop, restaurant, cocktail bar and pop-up retail area. The concept, which will be revealed next year, will sit alongside a customer lounge and coworking suites on The Plaza’s ground floor.

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    News

    Boston Tea Party has ‘considerable cash cushion’

    2020-10-21T07:25:00Z

    Boston Tea Party is trading materially ahead of its forecasts, its latest financial report reveals.

  • Pret
    News

    Pret announces next wave of job cuts

    2020-10-16T11:08:00Z

    Pret has announced it is to close a further six stores and place up to 400 jobs at risk of redundancy in response to the expected challenges of the coming months.

  • Chaiiwalla
    News

    Chaiiwala signs deal with Domino’s franchisees

    2020-10-07T07:39:00Z

    Indian street food café franchise Chaiiwala has signed an area agreement to roll out 10 new sites in Birmingham.

  • Food to go
    Analysis & Insight

    Food to go to see 41% bounce back in 2021

    2020-10-06T07:44:00Z

    Food to go will see a significant bounce back from its 2020 decline next year, increasing its share of the overall eating out market, according to Lumina Intelligence.

  • Extra Leeds Skelton Lake Sourced Market
    News

    Sourced Market makes regional debut in Leeds

    2020-09-22T10:59:00Z

    Sourced Market has opened at Leeds Skelton Lake Services, the new M1 service station from Extra MSA Group.

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    News

    Costa warns 1,650 jobs at risk

    2020-09-03T12:24:00Z

    Costa has warned up to 1,650 jobs could be at risk of redundancy due to “high levels of uncertainty” as to when trade will return to pre-coronavirus levels.

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    News

    Costa opens next tranche of stores

    2020-05-15T07:26:00Z

    Costa Coffee is opening an additional 31 drive-through and 15 takeaway sites today, after receiving “great feedback” from our store team members and customers.

  • Caffe Nero
    News

    Caffe Nero to reopen eight cafes

    2020-05-01T06:48:00Z

    Caffè Nero has announced it will be re-opening eight stores next week on a trial basis for takeaway.

  • Heavenly Desserts 2
    News

    Heavenly Desserts launches in London

    2020-03-12T08:47:00Z

    High-end café concept Heavenly Desserts has launched its first London site at the IQL in Stratford.

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    Analysis & Insight

    Growth slows for independent coffee shops

    2020-03-11T08:46:00Z

    The independent coffee shop segment saw a slow-down in outlet growth last year due to difficult trading conditions across the wider UK café market, new research by Allegra World Coffee Portal has found.