All Costa articles – Page 3

  • Greg
    Analysis & Insight

    A stock-take on physical expansion


    A stock-take on physical expansion – Review of 2019 risers and fallers

  • Greggs drive thru

    Greggs voted top fast food brand by YouGov


    Greggs has been ranked ‘top’ and ‘most improved’ brand in the fast food and pubs sector of YouGov’s 2019 BrandIndex Buzz survey.

  • Coffee market
    Analysis & Insight

    UK coffee shop numbers shrink by 0.9%


    The UK coffee shop market has shrunk by 0.9% in terms of outlet numbers, following restrained investment in the context of Brexit uncertainty and tough high street trading, Allegra World Coffee Portal reveals.

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    Veganuary operator offering round-up


    Once again, Veganuary is upon us, and with the number of vegans more than doubling to 600,000 between 2016 and 2019, this year’s operator offering is bigger than ever. 

  • Quiz

    Gotham’s Christmas-ish Quiz!


    It’s the week before Christmas and I hope many thresholds are being crossed, multiple tipples downed and that tills are ringing out! For my part, I have been thinking about what sort of Christmas present to get lucky readers – I have been racking my mind and the best I can do is the joy of a quiz!

  • Coco-di-Mama

    Fast-moving grown-up Coco di Mama ‘can do’


    Carbs and caffeine is a formula that has fuelled Coco di Mama’s expansion well. The fast-casual brand has been deftly serving long queues of office workers just that since 2011. This sweet spot customer, the 25-35-year-old affluent City worker, was the genesis of the brand in Fleet Street. While this core demographic served Coco well in its early years, a new management team last year realised it needed to broaden its appeal if it was to continue its expansion into adulthood.

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    Gunwharf Quays – Restaurant and retail therapy a plenty!


    With more than 30 bars, cafés and restaurants (as well as over 90 shops) Gunwharf Quays offers an abundance of opportunities for plenty of remedial treatment. Supported by its impressive waterfront location, attractive design and assorted leisure-related reasons to visit, Gunwharf Quays is one of the UK’s finest outlet shopping centres. So amongst some Christmas shopping, I was keen to see how it is using its extensive assortment of Food & Beverage purveyors to both restore weary shoppers as well as to act as a footfall driver in its own right. But also, and more critically, I was keener to see some something new and surprising.

  • Coffee pod
    Analysis & Insight

    UK branded coffee shop market significant slowdown


    Allegra World Coffe Portal research has found that branded coffee shop outlet growth in the UK - Europe’s largest branded coffee shop market - has slowed to 0.9%.

  • Jill_McDonald

    Costa announces McDonald to replace Paul as CEO


    Costa Coffee has announced that CEO Dominic Paul is to be replaced Jill McDonald, formerly of Marks & Spencer.

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    Tim Hortons: Power play


    Tim Hortons may not be a household name in the UK yet, but if the QSR brand’s growth in North America is anything to go by, it soon could be. Georgi Gyton speaks to master franchisee SK Group’s chief commercial officer Kevin Hydes on its plans to steal market share.

  • Bar + Block Wimbledon

    Whitbread sees turnaround in total F&B sales


    Whitbread has seen total food and beverage sales within Premier Inn UK increase by 0.6% during the first half of 2019/20, following a 0.8% decline seen for H1 last year.

  • Loungers

    AlixPartners: Cause for cautious optimism


    The M&A market for UK restaurant operators remains cautious, with distressed situations making up the majority of activity. However, several high-profile transactions completed in 2019, with investors still willing to pay a premium price in certain circumstances, says AlixPartners’ Graeme Smith

  • Bagel
    Analysis & Insight

    Food to go continues to buck the trend


    The food to go sector has continued to outperform the wider eating out market, with total visits up 6.4% year-on-year to 4.4 billion, according to MCA’s Food to Go Tracker Q2 2019.

  • Tim Hortons

    Tim Hortons enters delivery with Just Eat


    Canadian coffee import Tim Hortons has become the latest high street name to enter the delivery space.

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    Investors willing to pay premium for best in class operators


    Despite the greater prevalence of distress transactions, investors are willing to pay top valuations for businesses that are best in class, according to Graeme Smith, MD at AlixPartners.

  • Roger Whiteside, chief executive, Greggs

    Greggs tops Brand Health index


    Greggs has been named the number eating out brand in YouGov’s Brand Health Index.

  • Wagamama Rushden Lakes
    Analysis & Insight

    ‘TRG now has a future’


    The legacy of Andy McCue’s truncated time as chief executive of The Restaurant Group is, as well all know, the £559m acquisition of Wagamama. When the deal squeaked through last year, there was widespread scepticism over the longevity of its stellar like-for-like sales growth.

  • Esquires

    Esquires Coffee founder Doug Williamson departs


    Esquires Coffee founder director Doug Williamson has left the business, to be replaced by Aiden Keegan who becomes UK CEO, MCA understands.

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    Costa Coffee launches commuter-concept store


    Costa Coffee has opened a ‘commuter-focused’ concept store in Lewisham. Located in what used to be the station managers office, the scaled down outlet is one eight mini-Costa’s that the coffee operator plans to open within the next six months.

  • Ole & Steen

    Former Costa MD appointed CEO at Ole & Steen


    Jason Cotta, the former MD for Costa Coffee UK & Ireland, has been appointed as the new chief executive of Danish bakery chain Ole & Steen.