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The Coffee House set to double UK footprint by 2025

The UK coffee chain is seeking to become the leading independent coffee operator in the north of England and is on course to operate 25 stores across the region by 2025

The Coffee House currently operates 12 stores across the UK | Photo credit: The Coffee House


 

UK-based The Coffee House is aiming to more than double its 12-strong coffee chain over the next three years.  
 

Founded in 2011, The Coffee House currently operates 12 stores across the UK, the latest of which opened in Bolton in August 2022.  


The company said it is on course to operate 25 stores by 2025 in a bid to become the leading independent coffee operator in the North of England. 


As well as pursuing outlet growth, The Coffee House has also streamlined its operations and invested in technology platforms to improve business efficiency. 


The company recently relocated all back-end operations to a 17,000sq ft facility, centralising its logistics, production unit, bakery and kitchen. The business is also set to launch a new roastery. 


The Coffee House has also partnered with UK-based Zupa and deployed the catering technology company’s automated procurement Caternet platform across all of its stores. 


“Centralising our back-end operations and having the future-proofed IT infrastructure to give us stock visibility and quick real-time dashboard insight into the financials and operations, means we can focus our attention on driving value and quality experiences for our customers,” said Chris Shelmerdine, Director, The Coffee House. 


The branded UK coffee shop market returned to outlet growth last year following a contraction during the height of the pandemic. Project Café UK 2022 estimated the market at over 9,500 stores and forecasts the addition of 1,000 outlets by the end of 2026. 


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