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Harris + Hoole to double workforce

04 March 2014 by
Harris + Hoole to double workforce

Harris + Hoole, the coffee chain that is 49% owned by Tesco, is set to double the number of people it employs as it continues to grow.

The chain said it hoped to hire 500 more people this year, as it revealed plans for a major expansion in the South East.

The company did, which has 30 stores and employs 550 people, did not divulge exactly how many new sites in plans to open, according to the Guardian.

However, most of the new stores will in the South East, split between standalone high street branches and concessions inside Tesco stores. Staff will be hired both for new sites, and also to work at "kitchen hubs" that supply food to individual coffee shops.

​Harris + Hoole was founded by Australian siblings Nick, Andrew and Laura Tolley, who still own the majority stake the business.

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