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Coffee#1 sees sales surpass pre-Covid levels as it continues expansion

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Coffee shop chain Coffee#1 has reported that its sales reached 111% of pre-pandemic levels in the first five months of its financial year from June to October, hitting 117% last month.

Sales made during the period also gave the chain its first £1 million gross sales week, with this record being broke again by the company during the recent school half term, which saw more than a quarter of a million customers served in one week for the first time.

During the same period, Coffee#1 opened four new stores, averaging one per month, taking its total number of UK stores to 106, making it the fourth largest coffee shop brand in the country.

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Another five new openings are expected over the next three months as the business continues to expand its estate.

Having opened its first store in 2001, Coffee#1 operates in Wales, West and South West England, with a small footprint in the Midlands.

Its most recent opening in Buxton is the brand’s most northerly store to date.

The chain serves hand-crafted hot and cold drinks and comforting food including a range of signature cakes and its much renowned Giant Teacake.

The company also recently launched a delivery partnership with Just Eat in more than 60 locations and will look to expand the service further.

A new click and collect function, which will run through the brand’s app, will also go live in the coming weeks.

Bruce Newman, managing director of the chain, said: “We’ve been thrilled by the performance of Coffee#1 over the last six months, which is a testament to the brilliant work of our store and support centre teams who have coped with the past three years so well.

“While the business faces obvious cost pressures, our locations at the heart of the community mean we are well placed to deal with the challenges ahead, respond to the changing working patterns we see around us and continue to grow and expand.

“While Coffee#1 will remain a predominantly drink-in brand, the launch of both delivery and Click and Collect services will complement our core drink-in offer and we look forward to an exciting Festive trading period.”

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Joshua Walton

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