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Whitbread takes on more ‘Hub’ projects for Premier Inn brand

Whitbread takes on more ‘Hub’ projects for Premier Inn brand

Whitbread, the owner of Premier Inn, has secured planning permission for a 294-bedroom ‘hub by Premier Inn’ hotel in between Marylebone and Paddington stations. It is one of seven sites that are now in the planning or construction stages. Granted by LB Westminster, the decision unlocks a major redevelopment of a site that Whitbread purchased freehold

Costa on track for 250 more sites as new equipment pushes growth

Coffee giant Costa remains on track to open between 230 and 250 new stores worldwide after achieving modest sales growth, Whitbread’s Q1 results revealed this morning. But growth within its restaurants was slower at +0.7% like-for-like. Costa’s sales growth (+1% like-for-like) has partly been attributed to the rolling out of its new breakfast and hot

Strong Whitbread performance spearheaded by Costa expansion

Whitbread has reported solid sales for its latest fiscal quarter of 9%, with coffee chain Costa driving growth and expected to increase in scale this year. In Q3 Costa delivered total sales growth of 12.5% and good like-for-like sales growth of 4%. This performance was supported by its new advertising and promotional campaigns. It announced

INDUSTRY DEBATE: The hidden costs of your kitchens

The capital cost of developing and equipping a kitchen is only half the story for operators. Often the real expense comes from what happens to that kitchen over its lifetime — how it is managed, the efficiency of the equipment, the behaviour of staff and numerous other variables. FEJ editor Andrew Seymour chaired a panel

Costa plans 250 new stores as owner Whitbread posts 8% sales rise

Whitbread this morning revealed that sales rose 8% during the first quarter of the year as it hailed its “relentless focus” on customers, innovation and investment in key brands. It said Costa had “started the year well” while Premier Inn “continues to win share”, albeit in a weaker than expected hotel market. Costa grew total

Whitbread flexes industry muscle as sales soar to £2.9 billion

Latest financial results for Whitbread reveal the company turned in sales of a staggering £2.9 billion last year, up 12% on the previous year. It also recorded 11.9% growth in underlying profit before tax to £546.3m for the 53 week financial period to 3 March. The Premier Inn brand opened a record 5,461 new UK

Medlock unlocks £3.2m fit-out contract with Premier Inn

Fit-out firm Medlock FRB has secured contracts worth more than £3m with Premier Inn, Britain’s biggest hotel chain. Medlock has begun schemes near the Trafford Centre and at Penrith in Cumbria. They follow Medlock’s successful completion earlier this year of extensions to sites at Stafford North and Leeds/Bradford Airport for the Whitbread-owned chain. A 20-bedroom