Top coffee shop groups 2009

07 April 2010 by
Top coffee shop groups 2009

Whitbread's Costa Coffee brand has remained the UK's biggest coffee chain for a second year running, despite no overall change in the number of stores.

Costa operated 750 outlets in 2009, putting it well ahead of its nearest rival, Starbucks, which grew by 65 stores to total 715.

The table of leading coffee shops has been expanded with the addition of four new names for 2009: AMT Coffee, Café Thorton's, Hilton's Café Cino, and Muffin Break.

These facts and figures are reported in British Hospitality: Trends and Statistics 2009, published by the British Hospitality Association.
The full report (which is free to BHA members) can be bought for £250 (for the printed version) or £175 (for a PDF file). Prices are progressively discounted as the year moves on. For enquiries or orders, phone 0207 404 7744 or contact Philippa Brady.

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Owner2009 outlets2008 outletsSelected brands
1Whitbread]( 750 [Costa Coffee](
2[Starbucks]( 650 Starbucks
3[Caffè Nero]( 360 Caffè Nero
4[Marks & Spencer]( 239 [Café Revive](
5[BB's]( 172 BB's
6[SSP]( 124 124 Caffè Ritazza
7[Nestlé]( 103 103 Caffé Nescafé
8[Segafredo Zanetti]([]( 130 [Puccino's](
9[Coffee Republic]([]( 48 Coffee Republic
10[Tchibo]( 84 Tchibo
11[Welcome Break]( 71 [Coffee Primo](
12[AMT Coffee]([]( - AMT Coffee
13[Risk Capital Partners]( 40 [Druckers Vienna Patisserie ](
14 [Café Thorntons]( - Thornton's
15[Hilton]( 27 - Café Cino
16[Muffin Break]( 23 - Muffin Break
17[Esquires Coffee]( 20 22 Esquires Coffee Houses
Source: [Horizons
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