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Whitbread waits on authorities to have their say over £3.9 billion Costa sale

Coca-Cola’s takeover of Costa is likely to go through before next summer, with the deal now hinging solely on two anti-trust regulatory approvals in the EU and China. Whitbread shareholders gave their approval to the £3.9 billion agreement earlier this month, paving the way for the transaction to move forward. This morning, Whitbread said that

One in every two branded coffee shops is a Costa, Starbucks or Caffe Nero

One in every two branded coffee shops that exists in the UK market is either a Costa, Starbucks or Caffe Nero, it has been revealed. The trio continue to dominate the branded coffee market after collectively accounting for a 53% share of the market last year, according to a new report from Allegra World Coffee

Pre-delivery microwave customisation takes the guesswork out of chain kitchens

Chain giants such as Nando’s, Casual Dining Group and Costa Coffee are benefitting from pre-programmed and fully customised Sharp microwaves thanks to a partnership between UK supplier RH Hall and Bunzl Lockhart Catering Equipment. Lockhart serves a number of national chains and has worked closely with RH Hall, the exclusive Sharp commercial microwave agent in