All Costa articles – Page 6

  • News

    Whitbread outlines UK and international ambitions


    Whitbread has used its Capital Markets Day to reiterate its belief in its “unique, vertically-integrated model” as a lever for growth and value creation.

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    Deadline for final Pat Val bids today


    Patisserie Holdings’ administrator KPMG has given bidders until lunchtime today to make their best and final offers for the business.

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    Warrens Bakery to extend roll out with Casual Dining Group


    Warrens Bakery is to expand its partnership with Casual Dining Group (CDG), as part of an ambitious target to reach 700 sites over the next five years, with new openings planned at Gatwick and Heathrow T5, MCA has learnt.

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    Encouraging bids for Patisserie Valerie


    The administrators of Patisserie Holdings have confirmed they have received a number of offers for the business, with a number now being taken forward.

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    Pat Val estate ‘likely to be sold off in chunks’


    Ahead of today’s deadline for initial bids for the remaining Patisserie Holdings estate, it is looking increasingly likely that it will be sold off in chunks.

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    Analysis & Insight

    A taste of things to come?


    The Caffè Nero Group’s acquisition of Coffee#1 will no doubt boost its scale, but what else will it do for the business? Georgi Gyton looks at the group’s plans for the brand in more detail and how the landscape of the UK coffee shop sector is changing.

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    RROTY 2019 finalists announced


    The finalists for the Retailers’ Retailer of the Year Awards have been announced, including multiple nominations for Stonegate, The Restaurant Group and New World Trading Company (NWTC), among others.

  • Analysis & Insight

    Opportunities despite knocks


    The next 12 months will be another tough year for the UK’s eating and drinking-out sector, and the gulf between great operators and the rest will widen. However, with 2018 proving there were still opportunities to grow and secure investment, AlixPartners’ Graeme Smith considers the outlook for 2019.

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    Whitbread f&b sales down 2.2% in YTD


    Whitbread has delivered its first trading update since the £3.9bn sale of Costa to Coca-Cola, reporting like-for-like sales across its remaining estate down 0.6%.

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    Analysis & Insight

    The Dom Walsh Awards 2019


    Our regular columnist hands out his annual awards to brands and operators who have made the past 12 months newsworthy – for better or for worse

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    Roasting Plant Coffee coming to Borough


    A former Starbucks is bringing immersive coffee shop concept Roasting Plant Coffee to London’s Borough, Coffee Business World reports.

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    Coca-Cola completes Costa acquisition


    The Coca-Cola Company has completed its acquisition of Costa Limited from Whitbread PLC, it was announced yesterday.

  • Analysis & Insight

    Futureproofing food-to-go


    With a high value and soaring growth rates, food-to-go has been an attractive avenue for suppliers, retailers and foodservice operators alike. However, as competition intensifies, growth is tailing off. Alice Dolling unpicks what MCA and HIM research tells us about this ever-evolving market

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    Hancock’s signs on sixth site of 2018


    Hancock’s, the American Kitchen & Bar concept, has secured a seventh site, with an opening due at the St James Centre in Dover early next year.

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    Tough times provide scope for excellence


    Jon Midmer of global executive search firm JMA gives his view on the past year in recruitment and what to expect in 2019. He discusses the trend for hospitality executives heading to the leisure sector and the leadership qualities that are likely to come to the fore in 2019.

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    Analysis & Insight

    That was the year that was in M&A


    This year has been far from the barren 12 months many predicted for sector M&A activity. Strong businesses with good management teams have continued to generate significant interest, especially in the drinks-led sector. AlixPartners’ Graeme Smith reflects on the major deals and themes that emerged.

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    Analysis & Insight

    UK drives European coffee market growth


    The UK is leading expansion in the European branded coffee shop market, with 6.1% year on year growth to reach a total of 7,934 sites in 2018, Allegra analysis reveals.

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    TRG Concessions triple launch at Norwich Airport


    TRG Concessions is launching two new Costa Coffee cafes and a Navigator pub at Norwich Airport.

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    Former EAT CEO joins Le Pain


    Adrian Johnson, the former chief executive of EAT and ex-managing director of Patisserie Valerie, has joined Le Pain Quotidien.

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    Analysis & Insight

    Food to go outperforms wider eating out market


    Food to go is outperforming the total eating out market, with year on year growth in visit frequency of 2.4%, against a drop of 0.5% in the wider market, MCA analysis reveals.