Coffee Republic has signed an agreement to develop branches within a potential 3,000 Family Entertainment Centres, holiday centres, bowling alleys and seaside resorts across the UK. Chief executive Steven Bartlett said that he has other deals that he hopes to seal before Christmas and expects the company to return to profit soon. Shares in the beverages and deli bar operator rose 6% to close at 2.75p. The Daily Telegraph 11/11/06 page 16 (The Market) The Times 11/11/06 page 52 (Business)