Project Café UK 2023

The UK coffee shop market had enjoyed over two decades of prolonged growth, establishing a coffee culture which has become intrinsic to the mainstream UK lifestyle. Then the Covid-19 pandemic brought unparalleled disruption which the industry is still coming to terms with, while the current cost of living crisis presents a fresh challenge for the industry, presenting new economic realities for coffee shops to adjust to and overcome towards ensuring continued success


In publication since 1999, the Project Café UK report series continues to help industry stakeholders understand the social and economic contributions of the industry and navigate the changing market dynamics


Project Café UK 2023 identifies the size of the branded coffee chain market, in terms of outlets, sales and growth rates, providing a comprehensive strategic examination of the current retail environment


With in-depth consumer research, industry consultations, and analysis of key market topics, the report unpacks key opportunities and potential future barriers to growth


Project Café UK 2023 will help your organisation tailor its approach to the unique demands of this market, facilitating better informed business decisions

Published 16 December 2022
368 Pages

  • The analysis covers the UK branded coffee shop segment, divided into coffee-focused chains including Costa Coffee, Starbucks and Caffè Nero, and food-focused chains including Greggs, Pret and Krispy Kreme  
  • Over 150 online surveys, consultations and in-depth interviews with leading industry insiders, decision makers and key staff
  • Over 50,000 online surveys with UK coffee shop consumers, including over 5,000 from the Allegra independent consumer panel
  • Outlet and stores sales market sizing, including future growth projections, for the branded UK coffee shop sector​
  • In-depth profiles of major coffee-focused, food-focused and non-specialist operators in the UK, including key company and supplier information
  • Pricing analysis of major operators including latte, cappuccino, flat white and espresso beverages

For more information, contact the Allegra team HERE.
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