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Coffee & Sandwich Shops

Coffee & Sandwich Shops

This Key Note Market Update examines the UK market for coffee and sandwich shops focusing on the value of sales in the market the number of retail outlets in operation by the leading competitors key trends and social factors in the industry and the impact of the wider industry supply chain.

Executive Summary

This Key Note Market Update examines the UK market for coffee and sandwich shops focusing on the value of sales in the market the number of retail outlets in operation by the leading competitors key trends and social factors in the industry and the impact of the wider industry supply chain. Focusing in detail on the 5 years between 2010 and 2014 Key Note estimates that the coffee and sandwich shop market has witnessed strong consistent growth in value with a dramatic growth rate of 10.1% in the last year alone between 2013 and 2014.

The coffee and sandwich shops market showed resilience during the economic recession with the leading chains continuing to roll out further retail outlets across the UK over the past 5 years. Leading sandwich shop Subway opened its 2000th store in February 2015 while leading coffee shop Costa launched a further 176 outlets in its latest financial year. Rising coffee culture has boosted opportunities for these major brands with visits to these premises replacing the pub as a primary destination for socialising. Opportunities to increasingly fill this gap in social meeting place has enabled some of the leading competitors such as Starbucks and Pret A Manger to target the evening after-work market with the introduction of late-night trial services including the provision of alcoholic drinks.

Many of the coffee and sandwich shops in the UK are based in national rail and London Underground stations in order to target footfall from the commuter market. With the number of...


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