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    Neil Littler swaps top marketing role at Tim Hortons for Starbucks


    Neil Littler is to leave his role as chief marketing officer, UK and Ireland at Tim Hortons to join Starbucks from next month, heading up its UK marketing and product teams.

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    BEAR eyes rollout with Jack Wills


    BEAR, the East Midlands based coffee shop operator, has confirmed its partnership with Jack Wills, as flagged up by MCA earlier this month, and said the format could be rolled out across the UK and worldwide.

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    Analysis & Insight

    Established in 1926, reborn 14 February 2019


    Following the sale of Patisserie Valerie to Causeway Capital Partners, Rhys Iley spoke to MCA deputy editor Georgi Gyton about why he is viewing it as a new chapter for the business, and what changes the management team will be putting in place, including store refreshes, longer opening hours, NPD, and a new app.

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    Going Global: Enter the dragon


    In the latest in his series of Going Global columns for MCA, international franchising expert Jasper Reid looks at the prospects for eating-out brands targeting the Chinese market.

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    Analysis & Insight

    A taste of things to come?


    The Caffè Nero Group’s acquisition of Coffee#1 will no doubt boost its scale, but what else will it do for the business? Georgi Gyton looks at the group’s plans for the brand in more detail and how the landscape of the UK coffee shop sector is changing.

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    Starbucks to trial London deliveries


    Starbucks is to starting trialling deliveries in London, via Uber Eats, according to City AM.

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    Roasting Plant Coffee coming to Borough


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

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    Starbucks scales back speciality ambitions


    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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    Analysis & Insight

    Global menu trends for 2019


    MCA’s sister title Food Spark asked its expert food panel what dishes, cuisines and technological innovations are going mainstream where they are in the world.

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    Former Starbucks exec Iley joins Patisserie Valerie


    Patisserie Valerie has appointed former Starbucks EMEA retail and operations vice president, Rhys Iley, to the new role of group commercial director.

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    Tough times provide scope for excellence


    Jon Midmer of global executive search firm JMA gives his view on the past year in recruitment and what to expect in 2019. He discusses the trend for hospitality executives heading to the leisure sector and the leadership qualities that are likely to come to the fore in 2019.

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    Analysis & Insight

    That was the year that was in M&A


    This year has been far from the barren 12 months many predicted for sector M&A activity. Strong businesses with good management teams have continued to generate significant interest, especially in the drinks-led sector. AlixPartners’ Graeme Smith reflects on the major deals and themes that emerged.

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    Azzurri launches Zizzi in China


    Azzurri Group chief executive Steve Holmes has told MCA he sees the scope for many sites in China, as the group opens a Zizzi in Shanghai.

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    23.5 Degrees lines up 32 Starbucks in 2019


    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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    Analysis & Insight

    UK drives European coffee market growth


    The UK is leading expansion in the European branded coffee shop market, with 6.1% year on year growth to reach a total of 7,934 sites in 2018, Allegra analysis reveals.

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    Doubts raised over future of Freshii in London


    Doubts have been raised about the short-term future of Freshii, the health-focus, fast-casual chain, in London, after the departure of its chief executive and the closure of both its sites in the capital. The company, which operates c300 sites internationally, opened its first site in the capital in January ...

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    Tahir Group acquires another seven KFC sites


    Property developer and serial franchisee The Tahir Group has acquired a further seven KFC restaurants in London in a multi-million pound deal.

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    Bubbleology heads to the Bullring


    Bubbleology, the bubble tea concept, is opening in Birmingham’s Bullring.

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    Garrood steps down as Bill’s CEO


    Duncan Garrood has stepped down as chief executive of the Richard Caring-backed Bill’s Restaurants, after less than 10 months in the role.

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    Denny’s to open second UK site


    Denny’s is to open its second UK site in Renfrew, just outside Glasgow.