Tag: costa coffee

Whitbread plans further Expansion following Strong First Quarter performance

Posted on 17 June, 2015 by Kirsten Kennedy under Business News

While many leisure sector companies are still very much focusing upon brushing themselves off after taking a hit during the recession, the dominant Whitbread group continues to impress market analysts, this time with a hugely strong start to the... Read More

Whitbread promises Business as Usual as Boss steps down

Posted on 28 April, 2015 by Kirsten Kennedy under Business News

Since joining the Whitbread Group in 2010, chief executive Andy Harrison has managed to raise the group’s market value from £2.5 billion to £9.7 billion, largely due to the ongoing expansion strategy which has boosted the footprint of the Costa Coffee and... Read More

Whitbread plans Costa Coffee and Premier Inn expansion as Profits surge

Posted on 26 February, 2015 by Kirsten Kennedy under Business News

The Whitbread Group has become a dominant force in the UK’s retail and leisure markets, with its Costa Coffee and Premier Inn chains managing to grow their customer bases at a strong pace. This has allowed the group to express a confidence that full year... Read More

Whitbread sets sights on expansion following strong First Half Sales

Posted on 21 October, 2014 by Kirsten Kennedy under Business News

Whitbread has slowly transformed itself into one of the leisure sector’s strongest competitors. In part, this is due to its commitment to investing in its subsidiary chains, with consumer demand for both Costa Coffee and Premier Inn pushing up the group’s... Read More

Whitbread aims to Maintain Momentum with New Coffee Shops and Hotel Rooms

Posted on 11 September, 2014 by Kirsten Kennedy under Business News

The Whitbread Group has proven to be one of the strongest players in the leisure and hospitality industries in recent years, with expansion and investment into its subsidiary businesses becoming the cornerstone of its success. Now, its latest quarterly... Read More

Cornish Coffee Shop Campaigners fail to curb Costa

Posted on 20 August, 2014 by Neil Bird under Business News

Campaigners in a Cornish town appear to have failed in their bid to prevent the opening of a Costa Coffee branch in a vacant shop. Independent traders in Launceston hoped to emulate the success of Totnes, which won its fight to keep out Costa two years... Read More

Whitbread Sales Boosted by strong Costa Performance

Posted on 12 December, 2013 by Kirsten Kennedy under Business News

With Christmas fast approaching, consumers across the UK will be hitting their nearest high street in order to purchase gifts for friends and family, greatly boosting the festive spirits of retailers nationwide. However, with the chill of winter settling in... Read More

Costa Coffee Profits Jump

Posted on 26 October, 2013 by MOVEHUT under Business News

Whitbread, the owner of Costa Coffee and the Premier Inn hotel chain reported a 12.6 per cent rise in first-half profit after opening several new coffee outlets. The UK's largest hotel and coffee shop operator announced a pre-tax profit of £216.1m... Read More

Costa Benefits from Starbucks Tax Scandal

Posted on 14 December, 2012 by Kirsten Kennedy under Business News

In hard times, it is understandable that businesses wish to save money where possible in a bid to post higher profits and boost their share prices. However, in recent weeks the press has been flooded with tales of multinational companies failing to pay tax... Read More

Totnes Wins Battle to Keep Costa Out of Town

Posted on 31 October, 2012 by Neil Bird under Business News

We have previously reported on the battle between Totnes and Costa Coffee. Residents and businesses of the Devon town have been fighting for six months to prevent the coffee chain opening an outlet on Fore Street. They argue that the arrival of Costa... Read More