After more than a decade of rapid growth, the UK branded coffee-shop market is defying all previous expectations with a current growth rate 7-8 times that of the British economy. While the good old cup of tea remains a national treasure, in recent years coffee has won the hearts and wallets of many British consumers. There appears to be no end to the trend to café culture which began more than a decade ago. An analysis by Allegra Strategies. | more |
In 2012, Europe's top 70 coffee-bar brands generated an increase of 8% at 11,447 outlets (previous year also +8%). The first ten players even show unit growth of 9%. First place in 2012 went to Costa Coffee, as it had done in the previous year, with an above average network growth of 15%. In second place was McCafé: 12% more McDonald's restaurants now also offer their guests a coffee bar. In Europe, Starbucks, the world market leader, achieved growth of just 5% and remained in third position. Research and ranking by FoodService Europe and Middle East. | more |
Europe’s Top 99 foodservice operators rang up combined sales of more than ¤85 bn (without VAT) in 2011. Based in 17 countries these 99 companies operate practically everywhere across the continent. The leaders achieved growth of 5.5% (in constant currency), a better development than in the year before (+4.5%). Two sectors are dominant, namely quickservice and contract catering | more |
After a few years of slow-down, the Russian market is now demonstrating promising growth.
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