Caffe Nero aiming to have 400 stores back open by early July

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Caffè Nero has said that half of its UK estate should be back open by the first week of July.

The coffee chain, which has more than 800 stores across the UK, expects 400 sites to be trading by 5 July.

So far the company has reopened 250 stores, with its restart programme also paying tribute to the work carried out by NHS workers.

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It gave away more than 35,000 free coffees throughout May and the first two weeks of June to NHS staff to honour their heroic efforts during the Coronavirus crisis.

Founder and group CEO, Gerry Ford, commented: “These coffees are our way of saying thank for the amazing job NHS staff have been doing, they have looked after us, and we wanted to show our appreciation.

“As we re-opened more and more stores, it was great to be able to bring the offer to more and more people.”

Caffe Nero said free coffee and hot drinks would also be available to hospital workers on 5 July, when the NHS celebrates its 72nd anniversary.

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