5THWAVE Magazine

5THWAVE, the leading B2B magazine for the global coffee industry, is now available to download. The brand new publication includes the latest coffee industry insight, Allegra World Coffee Portal data, thought leadership and interviews with successful business leaders. Click here to read the first issue.

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UK coffee shops – 5 market dynamics to watch in 2019

The UK coffee shop segment has achieved 20 consecutive years of outlet and revenue growth, but what are the key trends, opportunities and challenges shaping the market in 2019?   1. Challenging high street trading   UK coffee shops have plenty to celebrate after 20 consecutive years of market growth, with Allegra research showing the […]

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£10.1bn UK coffee shop sector achieves 20 years of sustained growth

  The £10.1bn UK coffee shop market grew by 7.9% in turnover during 2018, representing 20 consecutive years of sales and outlet growth Most industry leaders say Brexit uncertainty is negatively impacting trade and consumer confidence, which could blow sector off course in 2019 Project Café UK 2019, Allegra World Coffee Portal’s market-leading report on […]

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We are proud to announce our partnership with Cimbali UK

  We are proud to announce our new sponsors, La Cimbali and Lincoln & York. The duo will be working together to offer a unique coffee experience in an innovative showcase at the UK Coffee Leader Summit 2018. From the production of its first coffee machine – the Rapida – in 1930, to winning the prestigious […]

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Project Café UK 2018 Press Release

  UK COFFEE SHOP MARKET RESILIENT BUT BREXIT UNCERTAINTY HINDERS GROWTH   The £9.6bn UK coffee shop market grew by 7.3% in turnover during 2017, making it one of the UK’s strongest performing sectors. Project Café2018 UK, the definitive new report from Allegra World Coffee Portal, reveals that the total UK coffee shop market[1] added […]

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Yet More Growth in UK Coffee Shop Market as Coffee Shops Become the New Local

  Estimated at 22,845 outlets, the total UK coffee shop market[1] delivered a growth of 6% in outlets and 12% in turnover to reach £8.9 billion in 2016. Project Café2017 UK, the definitive report from Allegra World Coffee Portal, reveals the branded coffee shop chain sector contributed to the total market growth, adding 445 new […]

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Businesses serious about coffee need to up the ante to deliver consistent quality and exceed expectations

The coffee industry is booming[1], and turnover is set to reach £15 billion by 2025[2]. Behind this growth is the continued rise of popular coffee chains, a considerable surge in non-specialist players such as pubs, restaurants and workplace, and the artisan scene beginning to scale up and become more commercial. According to Jeffrey Young, Allegra […]

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TATE & LYLE SUGARS REVEALS SWEET OPPORTUNITIES FOR UK COFFEE MARKET

The ‘Beverage Sweetening and Flavouring Report’[1] conducted by Allegra World Coffee Portal on behalf of Tate & Lyle Sugars has highlighted key opportunities for outlets to boost sales by understanding consumer behaviour in beverage sweetening and flavouring. The report polled over 3,500 consumers and interviewed 22 independent and chain operators to discover their preferences and […]

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Members’ Only? An interview with Timberyard

  Since 2012, Timberyard has been challenging the status quo of the coffee industry. Rather than attempting to turn over high numbers of covers, the London-based brand goes against the grain and actively encourages its customers to occupy its seats for as long as possible. Now it is taking things one step further, and introducing […]

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The rise of coffee in the hospitality industry

  Although claims that pubs are selling more coffee than cafés have been refuted, it’s true that the hospitality sector is stepping up its coffee game.1

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How important is the coffee shop to the high street?

  It’s almost four years since Mary Portas launched The Portas Review which looked at the future of the British high streets and why so many shops were no longer occupied. Just three years later in 2014, she followed up with a think piece that discussed the progress as well as her own ideas and […]

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