All Costa articles – Page 9

  • Flowering tea
    Analysis & Insight

    Opportunities to premiumise tea offer


    Operators should premiumise and specialise their tea offer in order to challenge consumers’ poor value for money perception of the beverage out of home, Allegra has suggested.

  • Arabica Coffee House

    Arabica Coffee House targeting 50 sites by 2021


    Arabica Coffee House is targeting 50 shops opening over the next three years, after opening its first in March this year.

  • Salad
    Analysis & Insight

    Survey flags up high salt content of OOH salads


    Campaign group Action on Salt is calling for mandatory colour-coded nutrition labelling in restaurants and fast food outlets, following the results of its latest survey, which highlighted the high levels of salt in some bought salads.

  • Costa Coffee

    Whitbread ‘considering Costa sell-off’


    A circular sent to Whitbread shareholders has mooted the possibility of selling off theCosta Coffee or Premier Inn businesses rather than pursuing a demerger.

  • News

    Latte Levy could cost £819m


    The ‘latte levy’ could cost the coffee shop sector and its supply chain £819m, according to the Paper Cup Alliance (PCA), which represents UK cup manufacturers.

  • Pizza Hut Delivery new format

    Pizza Hut and Costa franchises sold


    KMP Taste, the Pizza Hut Delivery franchisee which operates 30 stores, has been sold.

  • Whitbread logo

    Analysts Corner: Morgan Stanley on Whitbread


    Leading analyst Jamie Rollo, from Morgan Stanley, gives his thoughts on what the weakening trading environment means for Whitbread and what its Q1 trading update could show later this month

  • Costa Coffee

    Private equity groups ‘circle Costa’


    A number of private equity groups are circling Costa, opening the door to a potential £3bn sale of the business, according to reports.

  • Frankie and Bennys

    TRG lfls down 4.3% in year-to-date


    The Restaurant Group (TRG) has reported like-for-like sales for the 20 weeks to 20 May down 4.3%, with total sales falling 3.1%.

  • News

    Bear Coffee secures Stone site, eyes two more


    Bear Coffee, the West Midlands speciality coffee operator, has secured its third site, in Stone, and is eyeing two more for early 2019, MCA has learnt.

  • News

    Spanish operator secures former Dstrkt site


    Spanish club operator Costa Este group has taken on the former Dstrkt club site, the Evening Standard reports.

  • Analysis & Insight

    More questions than answers at Whitbread


    Whitbread’s announcement that it would seek a demerger of Costa within two years may not have been a surprise given months of speculation but according to Dominic Walsh it has left a number of questions unanswered. He discusses the situation, as well as expressing sympathy for Luminar founder Steve Thomas’ current woes.

  • News

    Whitbread acknowledges Costa will be vulnerable to bids


    It has emerged that Whitbread’s investor relations team admitted last month’s demerger announcement could trigger bids for Costa.

  • Branded coffee shops analysis April18
    Analysis & Insight

    Tim Hortons and Joe & The Juice among fastest growing coffee shop operators


    Tim Hortons and Joe The Juice are among the fastest growing coffee shop operators, according to the latest MCA Branded Coffee Shops report. Canadian concept Tim Hortons led the way in terms of forecast percentage growth by number of outlets, with site numbers set to increase ...

  • News

    Whitbread appoints Richard Gillingwater as non-exec


    Whitbread has appointed Richard Gillingwater as a non-executive director and senior independent director, with effect from 27 June 2018.

  • PizzaExpress International

    Around the world in 80 opportunities


    In his latest Going Global column for MCA, international franchise expert Jasper Reid, weighs up the pros and cons of the major franchising targets around the world. He also takes a look at some non-traditional locations where UK eating out brands could thrive.

  • Costa Coffee

    Analysts Corner: Whitbread


    Following the news that Whitbread is to split off Costa Coffee from the rest of the business, analysts from Hargreaves Lansdown and Goodbody share their thoughts on the move

  • Analysis & Insight

    Jones goes back to the coalface


    TPG Capital has returned to a trusted lieutenant, and one of the most impressive operators in the UK’s hospitality sector over the last 25 years, in a bid to move Prezzo forward. But why has Karen Jones decided this was the right time and opportunity to get back to the shop floor and how long will she need to be there, asks Mark Wingett

  • Costa exterior

    Whitbread outlines Costa demerger plan


    Whitbread has confirmed it will seek a demerger of Costa, which it expects to complete within the next two years.

  • News

    Debenhams to ramp up food offer


    Debenhams has reported a 10% sales lift in the food and drink offer across its estate in the 26 weeks to 3 March.