Costa Coffee’s supposedly lacklustre like-for-like sales performance, reported this week, has prompted questions not only about the buoyancy of the coffee market but the grip of the big three chains, writes Peter Martin.
Britain’s managed pubs, bars and restaurants saw like-for-like sales decline 0.9% in September as the public appeared to pull back on spending on eating and drinking out, latest figures from the Coffer Peach Business Tracker reveal.
Two thirds of senior executives in the eating and drinking out sector remain upbeat about prospects for their business, while acknowledging significant challenges in the market, the latest Business Leaders’ Confidence Survey from CGA reveals.The exclusive poll found that 66% of respondents were positive about prospects for their own company over the next 12 months—the […]
Greggs’ successful transformation into an on-the-go brand means it can reach well over 2,000 stores in the UK, chief executive Roger Whiteside told CGA vice president Peter Martin at the Lunch! show in London last week.
Sales growth across the managed pub, bar and restaurant sector slowed in August, with collective like-for-like sales up just 0.2% against the same month last year, latest figures from the Coffer Peach Business Tracker show.