Starbucks banks on Italian premiumisation with landmark Reserve Roastery in Milan

Starbucks debuts Reserve Roastery concept to Europe and enters Italian market for the first time with “crown jewel” of its global operations. But the world’s largest coffee shop chain has taken unprecedented steps to carefully curate its arrival in the birthplace of espresso. By Tobias Pearce for the World Coffee Portal.

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10 Ways To Maximise Your ROI At Meet The Buyer Events

Supply & Innovation Days can be an extremely effective business development platform for key industry suppliers and operators in the coffee shop chain and foodservice sectors. Here are Allegra’s top 10 ways of maximising your ROI at the events.

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THE POLISH COFFEE MARKET: AN OVERVIEW

As the European Coffee Symposium travels to Warsaw, we put a spotlight on the Polish coffee shop market.

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Conference Round-Up

The European Coffee Symposium 2016 took place in the beautiful city of Budapest, and was attended by over 400 thought leaders and top executives from the coffee shop, food-to-go and foodservice landscape. Exploring the theme, A Brave New World – Innovating in Changing Times, the conference was broken down into three different sessions. Here’s a round-up of the event.

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The Hungarian Coffee Market: An Overview

As the European Coffee Symposium travels to Budapest, we put a spotlight on the Hungarian and neighbouring coffee shop markets. European Market Size and Growth The European branded coffee shop market (24 countries) was estimated at 19,472 outlets in October 2015. The market grew by 9% per annum in 2015 adding 1,615 outlets The European […]

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Nordic Coffee Culture – Up and Up

The total Nordic coffee shop market (Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden) is forecast to reach 1,023 outlets in 2015 and is worth €436m. Recent M&A activity is a positive sign for the future growth of the Nordics coffee shop market. The purchase of the leading Nordics chain Espresso House and Danish chain Baresso by JAB Holdings […]

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Irish branded coffee shop market continues to grow

The total Irish coffee shop market is estimated at 502 outlets and continues to outperform the Irish retail sector with significant sales growth of 14%, to reach total turnover of €284m. According to Allegra World Coffee Portal’s definitive report, Project Café2015 Ireland, the coffee-focused market has driven overall growth in the last 12 months. Physical […]

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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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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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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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