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Coffee chain Beanscene rescued from administration

24 September 2008 by
Coffee chain Beanscene rescued from administration

The Scottish coffee-house chain Beanscene, which went into administration earlier this year, has been bought.

It is now in the hands of two "lifestyle entrepreneurs" from Scotland, and it appears that 130 jobs are to be saved.

The buyers are Fifi and Ally, the company name of Fiona Hamilton and Alison Fielding, whose success so far has been as a wine, restaurant and delicatessen business.

They have only two branches, both in the centre of Glasgow, and it appears that they will work on turning Beanscene into a more food-themed business.

Some of the 16 Beanscene branches will keep their name, and some will become a Fifi and Ally express-food concept.

For more on the world of hot and soft drinks see our dedicated beverages section on Caterersearch >>

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By Ian Boughton

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