The Plough to invest £750k in expansion plans

The Plough to invest £750k in expansion plans

By Liam Garrahan

The Plough in Harborne, Birmingham, has announced plans to invest £750k into the business to help it build a second floor with two private rooms and extend the ground floor by 40-covers. 

The coffee shop sector is expected to reach £16.5bn in turnover by 2020

Bright future for coffee shops

By Melodie Michel

The coffee shop sector is expected to reach £16.5bn in turnover and 27,000 outlets by 2020, according to a report by World Coffee Portal.

Starbucks POD healthy fast food

Starbucks unveils POD tie-in

By John Harrington

Starbucks has announced a tie-in with POD, the healthy fast food concept, to sell selected items from its breakfast and lunch ranges at three Starbucks stores in central London under a trial period from Thursday (25 September).

The coffee market is set to grow further as interest in the hot beverage from more discerning coffee drinkers increases

Branded coffee shop sales up 9.3% in 2013

By Emma Eversham

Branded coffee shop sales rose by 9.3 per cent last year with 5,531 outlets turning over a total of £2.6bn according to latest figures from Allegra Strategies.

This former Little Chef site in Liphook, Hampshire is now home to the first Starbucks franchise in the UK

Starbucks snaps up five more Little Chefs

By Luke Nicholls

Petrol forecourt operator EuroGarages has taken on the leases of five former Little Chef sites for conversion to coffee shops under a licensing arrangement with Starbucks.