All Costa articles – Page 5

  • Island Poke

    Island Poke: 'We are really trying to change the landscape of grab and go'


    Poke has long been considered one to watch, though had yet to make in-roads in the UK – until recently. Leading the charge and looking to redefine lunchtime is Island Poke, whose founder James Gould-Porter speaks to Finn Scott-Delany about establishing the Hawaiian speciality as a new genre of food in London.

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    Coca-Cola readies launch of ready-to-drink Costa product


    Coca-Cola has said it will launch a ready-to-drink Costa Coffee product in the coming weeks.

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    Whitbread to cut head office


    Whitbread is expected to cut more than 100 head-office jobs as a result of its sale of Costa Coffee to the Coca-Cola Company for £3.9 billion – though none of the executive committee is thought to be affected.

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    Analysis & Insight

    Breakfast at Tiffany’s – and McDonald’s and Costa and…


    With breakfast now the second most popular day-part behind lunch, MCA’s market insight director Steve Gotham discusses what, and who, has been driving its growth, and what we could see in the future.

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    Nando’s promotes Horn to acting CEO


    Nando’s has appointed Maria Horn to the position of acting CEO for the UK & Ireland, while the company looks to recruit a permanent replacement for Robb Papps.

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    Island Poke lines up eighth site eight, develops ordering app


    Island Poke, the White Rabbit Fund backed concept, will open its eighth site in the South Bank Place development later this year, while it is preparing to launch a consumer app amid growth of its click and collect business, MCA has learnt.

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    Analysis & Insight

    Gender pay gap reporting: Has progress been made?


    With the deadline now passed for operators to report their gender pay data for the second year running, MCA takes a look at the numbers from last year to see how they compare.

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    Analysis & Insight

    Loungers – the one and only?


    This week, Loungers announced its much-anticipated intention to float. One line in the accompanying documentation caught the eye of MCA market insight director, Steve Gotham – that Loungers is “the only growing all-day operator of scale in in the UK with a strong reputation for value for money”. He delves into MCA’s wealth of data to determine whether this claim stacks up.

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    In pictures: Retailers' Retailer Awards 2019


    Last week saw the best of the industry celebrate its achievements at MCA’s 21st annual Retailers’ Retailer Awards at The Guildhall in London. To view our gallery of pictures from the night, click here.

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    Holbrook named Retailers’ Retailer of the Year


    Jane Holbrook, who stepped down as chief executive of Wagamama at the turn of the year, has been voted by her peers as the industry’s most outstanding operator of the past 12 months.

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    Analysis & Insight

    Wagamama named customers' favourite in 'fundex'


    Wagamama has been rated as the UK’s favourite eating out brand in a major survey of the customer journey by OC&C management consultants.

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    Costa to trial delivery


    Costa Coffee has announced a partnership with Deliveroo, with six London stores to trial a delivery offering.

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    Coffee Republic hires Naik to develop franchises


    Coffee Republic, the Arab Investments-backed high street chain, has hired Nil Naik, formerly of Papa John’s and Domino’s, to spearhead new franchise developments, MCA has learnt.

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    Twists and turns


    The casual dining sector was once again in the spotlight for the wrong reasons yesterday with the confirmation from Boparan Restaurant Group that it was seeking a Company Voluntary Agreement for its Giraffe and Ed’s Easy Diner brands. James Wallin asks what the decline of the two brands says about the wider casual dining contraction. Meanwhile, with Steve Richards departure from CDG, the two biggest players in the casual dining market are now without long-term leadership. Who would be willing to take on these mantles, and what would their strategies be?

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    Analysis & Insight

    SRA says sector must ‘turbo-charge’ efforts on sustainability


    The Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA) has said the UK foodservice sector must “turbo-charge its efforts” on sustainability, in order to tackle climate change and environmental damage, in a new report published today.

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    Pret: 'They've got so much credit in the bank'


    Pret A Manger was voted most of admired brand by its peers in MCA’s Top of Mind for a tenth year in a row. Finn Scott-Delany finds out what makes it so appreciated by its peers.

  • Alex Reilley and Peter Martin at Casual Dining Show 2019

    Reilley: IPO is ‘logical next step’


    Loungers chairman Alex Reilley has described an IPO as a “really logical next step” for the c145-strong café-bar operator.

  • Analysis & Insight

    Hybrid approach needed in challenging times


    The divide between retail and eating out will continue to narrow in 2019 as operators search for new channels and growth opportunities.

  • Analysis & Insight

    Hybrid approach needed in challenging times


    The continuing blurring of retail and foodservice, more M&A activity and the unstoppable march of food to go and healthy eating – these are just some of the predictions from MCA and HIM’s latest Top of Mind Survey.