Costa Limited: Foodservice - Company Profile & SWOT Report

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Costa Limited: Foodservice - Company Profile &
                 SWOT Report




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TABLE OF CONTENTS

1     Business Analysis ................................................................................................................................... 4
    1.1      Company Overview ................................................................................................................................................4
    1.2      Business Description ..............................................................................................................................................4
    1.3      Major Products and Services .................................................................................................................................5
2     Mergers & Acquisitions and Partnerships ............................................................................................. 6
    2.1      M&A and Partnerships Strategy .............................................................................................................................6
3     Recent Developments ............................................................................................................................. 7
4     Key Competitors ...................................................................................................................................... 9
5     SWOT Analysis ...................................................................................................................................... 10
    5.1      SWOT Analysis - Overview ..................................................................................................................................10
    5.2      Strengths ..............................................................................................................................................................10
    5.3      Weaknesses .........................................................................................................................................................10
    5.4      Opportunities ........................................................................................................................................................11
    5.5      Threats .................................................................................................................................................................11
6     History .................................................................................................................................................... 13
7     Key Employees ...................................................................................................................................... 14
8     Locations and Subsidiaries .................................................................................................................. 15
    8.1      Head Office ..........................................................................................................................................................15
    8.2      Other Locations and Subsidiaries ........................................................................................................................15
9     Appendix ................................................................................................................................................ 17
    9.1      Methodology .........................................................................................................................................................17
    9.2      Disclaimer.............................................................................................................................................................17




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List of Tables

Table 1: Major Products and Services....................................................................................................................................5
Table 2: History.....................................................................................................................................................................13
Table 3: Key Employees .......................................................................................................................................................14
Table 4: Locations ................................................................................................................................................................15




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1 Business Analysis

1.1   Company Overview

Costa Limited (Costa) is a coffee shop group based in the UK. The company was established in 1971 by Sergio and
Bruno Costa, as a wholesale company providing roasted coffee to caterers and specialist Italian coffee shops. Currently,
the company operates over 1,578 outlets in the UK and more than 949 international stores in 29 countries. Costa
conducts business operations through both corporate and individual franchises including corporate, individual, and
international franchising. Its stores serve over 850 million cups of coffee every day. The coffee houses menu features a
variety of beverages including hot and cold drinks, tea, Mocha and Espresso alongside offering desserts, sandwiches,
muffins, pasta, pizza and salads. Furthermore, the company operates more than 2,700 Costa Express self-serve coffee
bars in the UK. The company’s operations are spanned across the UK, South Asia, China, the Middle East, Central and
Eastern Europe. It operates as a subsidiary of Whitebread PLC. Costa is headquartered in Dunstable, England, UK.

1.2   Business Description

Costa is a specialty coffee company based in the UK. The company was founded in 1971 by Sergio and Bruno Costa.
Costa operates over 1,578 coffee shops in the UK and more than 949 international stores in 29 countries. It conducts
business operations through corporate and individual franchises, including corporate, individual, and international
franchising. The company operates as a subsidiary of Whitbread PLC.

The company classifies its operations into four divisions: Costa UK Retail, Costa Enterprises, Costa EMEI, and Costa
Asia.

Costa UK Retail operates drive thru stores. It opened 186 stores in the UK in 2012. Costa Enterprises include wholesale,
corporate franchise and Costa Express. The company operates 2,700 Costa Express machines in the UK.
				
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