All Starbucks articles – Page 6

  • Patisserie Valerie

    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.

  • Rooney Anand

    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.

  • Wagamama
    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.

  • Zizzi

    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.

  • Starbucks Fleet drive thru

    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.

  • Costa Coffee
    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.

  • Freshii

    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 at ...

  • KFC interior

    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.

  • Bubbleology

    Bubbleology heads to the Bullring


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

  • Duncan Garrood

    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.

  • News

    Denny’s to open second UK site


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

  • Bewiched Coffee

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


    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.

  • Starbucks interior

    Starbucks UK restructures ops team


    Starbucks UK has restructured its operations team as its rate of expansion continues to slow, MCA understands.

  • Freshly Chopped

    Freshly Chopped to make England debut


    Dublin-based salad chain Freshly Chopped will make its debut in England, in Manchester, before the end of the year, after securing a site in the Piccadilly Gardens area of the city, MCA understands.

  • Deliveroo Editions
    Analysis & Insight

    Dark kitchens come into the light


    MCA editor James Wallin looks at how the delivery segment and its relationship with operators has evolved and how the growth of remote kitchens and virtual brands is impacting on the wider market.

  • Analysis & Insight

    Lessons from the US masters


    Operators in the UK have always looked across the Atlantic for inspiration, so AlixPartners US managing director Adam Werner highlights some of the key trends affecting the US market at the moment. James Wallin finds out more.

  • Ritazza Cardiff

    Q&A with Simon Smith, SSP


    MCA talks to Simon Smith, chief executive of SSP UK & Ireland, about partnerships, the evolution of the travel hub market and developing new concepts

  • Mayfair Capital

    Mayfair Capital acquires drive-thru portfolio


    Mayfair Capital, the investment firm, has acquired a portfolio of five prime ‘drive thru’ investments, in a deal valued at £6.5m, MCA understands.

  • Costa exterior

    Analysts corner: Goodbody and HL on Costa Coffee


    Following the news that Whitbread has agreed to sell Costa Coffee to The Coca-Cola Company for £3.9bn in cash, Hargreaves Lansdown and Goodbody give their views on this landmark deal, which saw shares rise 18.4% in early trading

  • Simon French

    The winds of change


    Sector analyst Simon French looks at the key trends affecting the eating and drinking-out sector in 2018, including the increasing importance of convenience and effective use of technology. He also discusses the differing approaches of some of the industry’s most notable investors, and why argues that now is not the time for operators to ease up on innovation.