Latest Cafe & Coffee Shop News

Tim Hortons

Tim Hortons plots 1,500 sites in China

13 Jul 2018

Tim Hortons, the Canadian coffee shop group, has announced plans to open 1,500 sites in China.

Costa Coffee

Costa trails new loyalty scheme

13 Jul 2018

Costa Coffee is trialling a new loyalty scheme in partnership with mobile payment provider Flux.

Black Sheep Coffee

Black Sheep Coffee launching in Manilla

12 Jul 2018

Black Sheep Coffee, the speciality coffee shop operator, is launching its first international site in the Philippines in partnership with some minor shareholders in the business, MCA understands.


Grindsmith to launch roastery

11 Jul 2018

Grindsmith, the Manchester-based speciality coffee shop operator, is opening a coffee laboratory and roastery in Ancoats.

Soho Coffee Co

Soho Coffee Co looking to add six sites this year

29 Jun 2018

Soho Coffee Co is looking to add another six sites to its estate per year – a revision on the target of 10 it had set at the end of last year.

200 Degrees

200 Degrees ousts Starbucks at Derby County, completes on Manchester

29 Jun 2018

200 Degrees, the East Midland coffee shop group and roaster, is launching a coffee shop with Derby County FC, which will replace Starbucks.

Tim Hortons

Tim Hortons closes Cardiff site

29 Jun 2018

Tim Hortons, the Canadian coffee chain, has closed one of its Cardiff stores six months after opening, saying it was too close to others in the Welsh capital.

Pot Kettle Black

Pot Kettle Black to double up

22 Jun 2018

Pot Kettle Black, the speciality coffee shop from rugby league stars Jon Wilkin and Mark Flanagan, is opening a second Manchester site.

Underdog Coffee

Honest Coffees rebrands to Underdog

21 Jun 2018

Honest Coffees, the Devon based wholesaler, has been forced to change its name to Underdog Coffee following legal threats from Coca-Cola.

Arabica Coffee House

Arabica Coffee House targeting 50 sites by 2021

21 Jun 2018

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

Black Sheep Coffee

Sherlock steps down from Black Sheep

20 Jun 2018

Kieran Sherlock, formerly of YO! Sushi, has stepped down as property director of Black Sheep Coffee

Jamie's Italian exterior

Schapira swaps Jamie’s for Nero

20 Jun 2018

Stacy Schapira has stepped down as chief people officer at Jamie Oliver Restaurant Group, to join Caffe Nero


23.5 Degrees opens 50th Starbucks

20 Jun 2018

Starbucks’ first franchised UK business partner, 23.5 Degrees, will open its 50th store today (20 June) in Hull

Latte Levy could cost £819m

06 Jun 2018

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.

Hej Coffee to open roastery and café bar

01 Jun 2018

Hej Coffee is to open a new roastery and café bar in Elephant & Castle, taking its total sites to three in the capital.

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