Latest Cafe & Coffee Shop News

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.

Tim Hortons

Tim Hortons secures first UK & Ireland franchisee

13 Nov 2018

Canadian coffee chain Tim Hortons has announced it has signed up its first franchisee in the UK & Ireland.

Paddy & Scott’s secures TA Hotel Collection deal

08 Nov 2018

Paddy & Scott’s has signed a deal with TA Hotel Collection in East Anglia to provide a coffee solution to six hotels.

Sodexo to target white-colour developments for Taylor St partnership

31 Oct 2018

Sodexo will target white-collar urban office developments for its new partnership with speciality coffee company Taylor St Baristas, MCA has learnt.

Bear Coffee Co

Bear Coffee secures £230k loan from HSBC

30 Oct 2018

Bear, the East Midlands based speciality coffee shop group, has secured a £230,000 loan from HSBC UK to support its expansion.

Hi Coffee Bakery

Hi Coffee to launch new bakery concept

26 Oct 2018

Hi Coffee has remodelled one of its Express format sites in order to launch its first Hi Coffee Bakery.

Fernandez and Wells

Fernandez & Wells leaves Soho blaming rent hikes

26 Oct 2018

Fernandez & Wells, the speciality coffee shop group, has vacated its debut site, in Lexington Street, Soho, blaming dramatic increases in rent.

doctor espresso caffetteria

Doctor Espresso secures fourth site

25 Oct 2018

Doctor Espresso, the south west London coffee group, has acquired The Black Chapel coffee shop in Wandsworth, for its fourth location.

Taylor St Baristas to roll out concessions with Sodexo

25 Oct 2018

Sodexo has joined forces with specialty coffee group Taylor St Baristas to roll out coffee shop concessions to its clients, initially in London but eventually to up to 400 sites worldwide.

Tim Hortons

Tim Hortons builds pipeline in NI

24 Oct 2018

Tim Hortons, the Canadian coffee chain, will soon open a new restaurant at Connswater Shopping Centre and Retail Park in Belfast.

Origin Coffee

Origin Coffee secures ninth site

18 Oct 2018

Origin Coffee, the Cornwall based roaster and café operator, has secured a new London site – its fourth in the capital.

Soho Coffee Co

Soho Coffee Co to open brew bar concept

09 Oct 2018

Soho Coffee Co is to launch a new ‘brew bar’ concept at Westfield London in Shepherd’s Bush.

Bewiched Coffee

Bewiched Coffee lines up two sites, eyes drive-thru market

04 Oct 2018

Bewiched, the Northampton-based coffee shop group, has lined up two new sites, and is looking to crack the burgeoning drive-thru coffee market, MCA has learnt.

Redemption Roasters

Redemption Roasters builds pipeline

27 Sep 2018

Redemption Roasters, the speciality coffee shop group that works with prisoners, has secured its next two sites, in Kings Cross and Broadgate Circle.

Coffee market

BCA sets out 'circular economy' target

25 Sep 2018

The British Coffee Association (BCA) has set out its aim for its industry to become the first to achieve a “circular economy” in the UK.

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