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Coffee shop market grew by 7.9% in 2018

16 Jan 2019

The £10.1bn UK coffee shop market grew by 7.9% in turnover in 2018, representing 20 consecutive years of sales and outlet growth, according to Allegra.


Crosstown launches Hammersmith, eyes travel hub opportunities

15 Jan 2019

Crosstown, the artisan doughnut and coffee shop concept, has opened a new small footprint unit at Hammersmith Broadway station, which could lead to further travel hub sites, MCA understands.

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Roasting Plant Coffee coming to Borough

11 Jan 2019

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

200 Degrees

200 Degrees secures Lincoln site

08 Jan 2019

200 Degrees, the Foresight-backed speciality coffee shop operator and wholesaler, is set to open in Lincoln for its eight site.


Starbucks scales back speciality ambitions

08 Jan 2019

Starbucks chief executive Kevin Johnson has scaled down his predecessor’s aspirations to open 1,000 of its speciality-style Reserve format coffee shops.

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Caffè Nero continues lfl growth momentum following year-end

20 Dec 2018

Caffè Nero has continued to maintain its momentum in like-for-like (lfl) sales growth, following its year-end in May, MCA has learnt.

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Élan opens in Knightsbridge for fifth site

18 Dec 2018

Élan London, the Instagram-friendly café, has opened its fifth site, in 42 Hans Crescent, Knightsbridge.

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23.5 Degrees lines up 32 Starbucks in 2019

14 Dec 2018

23.5 Degrees, the Starbucks franchise company, plans to six sites in the next three months, and 23 stores in 2019.

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Hi Coffee expands reach with Gatwick opening

14 Dec 2018

South Wales-based Hi Coffee has just opened a second of its Express formats at Gatwick Airport’s train station.

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780 new independent coffee shops to open by 2023

06 Dec 2018

Around 780 new independent coffee shops are forecast to open on UK high streets by 2023 – a new increase of 13%, according to research by the American Express Shop Small campaign.

Joe & The Juice

Joe & The Juice updates on pipeline

04 Dec 2018

Joe & The Juice, the Danish juice bar concept, is to open three new London shops in December with a further eight in the UK pipeline for 2019.

Department of Coffee

Department of Coffee acquires Bea’s of Bloomsbury and Cafe2U

04 Dec 2018

Department of Coffee and Social Affairs has acquired Bea’s of Bloomsbury, the premium tea and cake shop operator, MCA understands.

Perky Blenders secures site four

29 Nov 2018

Perky Blenders, the speciality coffee shop concept, has secured a fourth site, in Walthamstow station, Coffee Business World reports.


Taylor St Baristas completes journey to vertically integrated coffee company

22 Nov 2018

Taylor St Baristas co-founder Nick Tolley has told MCA how his company has pivoted from a speciality coffee shop operator into a vertically integrated coffee group, exemplified by its partnership with Sodexo.

Tim Hortons

Tim Hortons to focus on company-managed sites for expansion

14 Nov 2018

Tim Hortons is to focus on expanding through company-managed stores, with the support of sub-franchisees, MCA has learnt.

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