[WORLDKINGS] World Best Academy – Costa (England): Most popular coffee chain in the United Kingdom

16-06-2020

(WorldKings.org) According to Statista, Costa is the most popular coffee chain in the UK by number of outlets as of January 2019, with 2,655 stores in operation.

 

 

Costa Coffee is a British coffeehouse chain which is a subsidiary of The Coca-Cola Company. It is headquartered in Dunstable, England.

Brothers Bruno and Sergio Costa founded a coffee roastery in Lambeth, London, in 1971, supplying local caterers. The family had moved to England from Parma, Italy, in the 1960s.

 

 

 

Costa branched out to selling coffee in 1978, when its first store opened in Vauxhall Bridge Road, London. Costa as a wholesale operation supplying roasted coffee to caterers and specialist Italian coffee shops.

 

 

Acquired by Whitbread in 1995, it was sold in 2019 to The Coca-Cola Company in a deal worth £3.9bn, and has grown to 3,401 stores across 31 countries and 18,412 employees.

 

 

The business has 2,655 UK restaurants, over 6,000 Costa Express vending facilities and a further 1,280 outlets overseas (460 in China). It is the second largest coffeehouse chain in the world after Starbucks.

According to Statista, Costa is the most popular coffee chain in the UK by number of outlets as of January 2019, with 2,655 stores in operation. 

 

According to Statista and en.wikipedia

 


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