Two key sites were secured by Coffeeheaven international, the AIM-listed coffee/sandwich bar business based in central Europe, which issued a robust trading statement. The group announced it had secured the contract for a site at Warsaw's International Airport, Poland's principal commercial airport, and expects to open there at the end of February. The company, a clear market leader in the country, also concluded the acquisition of a single coffee bar in Krakow, the country's leading tourist destination. The new unit will also open under the Coffeeheaven brand in February 2004. The board was upbeat about prospects for the year, having issued a bearish trading statement in November 2003 expressing caution about the rate of new store openings. "The Company is now able to express confidence of reaching its target of 22 trading units in Poland by end of the current financial year to 31 March," the statement read. The company said trading in the third quarter was "buoyant", with a 15% increase in like-for-like sales. Total sales for the quarter grew 45%, and the group said it was beginning to see the margin improvements it identified as key in November's statement.