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Cafes & Coffee Shops in the UK: Market Research Report

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Cafes & Coffee Shops Market Research Report | SIC UK0.019 | Jun 2017

Daily grind: The industry is likely to be resilient in the face of difficult economic conditions

The Cafes & Coffee Shops market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Costa Ltd Costa Ltd market share
Pret A Manger (Europe) Ltd Pret A Manger (Europe) Ltd market share
Starbucks Coffee Company (UK) Limited Starbucks Coffee Company (UK) Limited market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Annual Growth 18-23
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Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • Demand for high-quality coffee has supported independent firms, but increased competition
  • Relatively low barriers to entry have helped support the resurgence of independent cafes
  • While industry growth rates are anticipated to slow, the industry is still forecast to outperform the wider economy
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Cafes and Coffee Shops industry includes all specialist unlicensed establishments that focus on the sale of coffee, in addition to other hot and cold drinks or light snacks. The performance of the industry has been driven by both economic and social factors, including growth in real household disposable income, preferences for cafes over alternative social venues and greater consumer interest in coffee blends and origins. Coffee has increased in widespread appeal recently and has become a daily part of many consumers’ lives.

IBISWorld expects industry revenue to grow at a compound annual rate of 5.7% over the five years through 2017-18 to reach £6.2 billion. This includes forecast revenue growth of 3.7% in the current year... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

Coffee culture in the United Kingdom has developed rapidly over the past five years, to the benefit of specialist cafes and coffee shops. The UK retail coffee market has grown strongly for over a decade, allowing coffee chains and independent operators to spread across the United Kingdom. The entrance into the market of the US giant Starbucks in the 1990s provided the catalyst for the growth of branded coffee shops, and the industry now has a relatively high concentration of branded establishments. The influence of American TV and the growing availability of American-style coffee houses has helped to mould the preferences of UK consumers.

IBISWorld estimates that industry revenue will increase at a compound annual rate of 5.7% over the five years through 2017-18 to reach £6.2 bi.. purchase to read more

Additional Insights for the Cafes & Coffee Shops Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Cafes & Coffee Shops Industry are

  • Establishment of brand names
  • Supply contracts in place for key inputs
  • Attractive product presentation
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Real household disposable income and Household expenditure on food and non-alcoholic beverages in the Cafes & Coffee Shops industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


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    What is the Cafes & Coffee Shops Industry?

    Businesses in this industry include all specialist unlicensed establishments that provide coffee and snacks to customers.

    Industry Products
    CoffeeFoodOther beverages
    Industry Activities
    coffeefoodnon-alcoholic beverages

    Table of Contents
    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Real household disposable income
  • Household expenditure on food and non-alcoholic beverages
  • National minimum wage
  • World price of coffee
  • Current Performance
  • Premium products
  • Cafe culture
  • Paper cup waste
  • Grinding away
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Storm in a teacup
  • Social hubs
  • Home brew
  • A bitter price
  • Table: Cafes & Coffee Shops Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Cafes & Coffee Shops Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Bread & Bakery Goods Production
  • Coffee Processing
  • Coffee, Tea & Spices Wholesaling
  • Dairy Product, Egg & Edible Oil Wholesaling
  • Juice, Mineral Water & Soft Drink Wholesaling
  • Tea Processing
  • Products & Services
  • Coffee
  • Food
  • Other beverages
  • Chart: Cafes & Coffee Shops Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Fifth income quintile
  • Fourth income quintile
  • Third income quintile
  • Second income quintile
  • First income quintile
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Cafes & Coffee Shops Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Rent
  • Depreciation
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Cafes & Coffee Shops
  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition
  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Cafes & Coffee Shops Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Costa Ltd
    Pret A Manger (Europe) Ltd
    Starbucks Coffee Company (UK) Limited
  • Table: Costa Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Pret A Manger (Europe) Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Starbucks Coffee Company (UK) Limited - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Cafes & Coffee Shops Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth
  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
  • Table: Industry Data for the Cafes & Coffee Shops Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Jargon & Glossary
  • Coffee or food made using high-quality ingredients.
  • Merchandiser
  • Machine which displays food and may be heated or cooled to maintain food at the appropriate temperature.
  • Roastery
  • A facility where coffee beans are roasted and processed.

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    • Provides Market Size information to assist with planning and strategic decisions.
    • Includes the necessary information to perform SWOT, PEST and STEER analysis.
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    • Analyses key performance and operational metrics so that you can benchmark against your own business, that of your customers’ businesses, or your competitors’ businesses.
    The Cafes & Coffee Shops market research report includes:
    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
    • And of course, much more

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