Slow growth for Germany’s highly competitive branded coffee shop market

Germany’s branded coffee shop market shows flat growth in outlet numbers and a 2.2% increase in turnover as operators concentrate on improving product offers and store profitability, according to a definitive report from Allegra Strategies World Coffee Portal, Project Kaffee2015 Deutschland The German branded coffee shop market, which includes coffee-focused American-style chains, large bakery chains, […]

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The rise of coffee in the hospitality industry

For restaurants, pubs and hotels that take pride in the standard of their food, beverage and service offering, choosing not to take coffee seriously seems strange, especially as a morning and after-dinner coffee is a common ritual for many people.

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How important is the coffee shop to the high street?

While it may seem as though our high streets and town centres are struggling for survival, across Europe certain outlets – like coffee shops – are thriving. But just how important is the coffee shop to the high street?

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Strong Growth for Nordic Coffee Industry

Strong growth is expected in the coffee industry for the Nordic countries according to the new Project Café2015 Nordics report released by Allegra Strategies World Coffee Portal.

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The Success of Espresso House

Espresso House is Sweden’s largest & fastest growing coffee shop chain, with almost 200 outlets in Scandinavia. Jeffrey Young, CEO of Allegra explains why he thinks they’ve been so successful.

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Spotlight on the UK

For a small archipelago in the Northern Hemisphere, the UK is a major player in the European coffee industry, accounting for more than a third of the total market of branded coffee shops.

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The changing face of coffee shops in the UK

Five years ago, a cup of coffee was simply a warming beverage designed to wake you up and give you energy. But the UK’s attitude has now changed with the arrival of the third (and rumoured fourth) wave of coffee.

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Spotlight on the Nordic Countries

With a total area of almost 1.5 million miles² and an estimated population of more than 26 million, the Nordic countries are surprisingly vast. They’re also among the countries with the best macroeconomic performance, making them ideal for businesses looking to expand into these regions.

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