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Three new coffee shops open every day in the UK, research shows

LONDON, UK - New research commissioned on behalf of UK Coffee Week has found that Brits’ love of lattes is on the increase with 3.4 new coffee shops opening daily across the nation. At this current rate, estimates put the number of coffee shops over-taking pubs by 2030 as Brits continue to swap lager for lattes.

Coffee prices in Rome remain among the lowest in Europe despite hikes

ROME, Italy – Unless you’re some sort of caffeine-phobe, if you’ve been to Rome you’ve almost certainly enjoyed some well-priced coffee in a café. So it might be surprising to hear that Italy’s capital will be raising prices for a cup of joe. The Local reports that Rome's Bar Association (that’s “bar” as in watering hole, not as in lawyers) has made ...

Strategic agreement to revive Vietnam’s coffee industry in coming years

BUON MA THUOT, Vietnam – A strategic agreement to develop the Buon Ma Thuot coffee brand is expected to revive the country’s coffee industry, which needs to replace thousands of old, unproductive trees on farms in the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak.

International coffee company planning to expand in Indiana

KOKOMO, Indiana, U.S. – The international coffee shop chain Gloria Jean’s Coffees is looking at different new locations to expand their market, with Kokomo being one spot in Indiana the company is eyeing. Gloria Jean’s Coffees has a strong base in Chicago, where the company first opened its doors in 1979, according to Brian Balconi ...

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts to open 20 shops in Nigeria over the next five years

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., U.S. – Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corporation today announced a development agreement with Quality Foods Africa. The agreement will bring twenty Krispy Kreme® shops to Nigeria over a period of five years. “We are thrilled to be expanding into Nigeria, and we are fortunate to be working with an exceptional group,” said ...

Japan’s coffee shop leader brews local joint venture with Chinese partner

TOKYO, Japan – Japan's leading coffee shop operator will take its low-price cafe chain to mainland China via a local joint venture, returning to the country after ending a previous foray with pasta restaurants. Doutor Nichires Holdings will partner with restaurant group Xiao Nan Guo.

Lagardère Travel Retail opens third Coffee Fellows at Frankfurt-Hahn

FRANKFURT, Germany – Lagardère Travel Retail has unveiled a new Coffee Fellows outlet at Frankfurt-Hahn Airport. The site opened landside at the gateway’s Terminal 1B, adding to the two existing airside Coffee Fellows operated by the company. Lagardère Travel Retail said it now operates almost 30 branches.

Tim Hortons Philippines launches first branch in Bonifacio Global City

MANILA, The Philippines – Tim Hortons Philippines has launched its first branch at Uptown Place Mall in Bonifacio Global City. It is the Canadian cafe and bakeshop’s first foray into Southeast Asia. Miss Universe Canada 2016 Siera Bearchell was in Manila for restaurant’s ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Elior Group finalises agreement to acquire US company Corporate Chefs

PARIS, France – Elior Group, one of the world's leading operators in the contracted food industry, has signed a definitive...

PJ’s Coffee of New Orleans recently named a Top Franchise for women

NEW ORLEANS, La., U.S. – PJ’s Coffee of New Orleans was recently named a top franchise by Franchise Business Review in its...