Britain’s burgeoning coffee shop culture has helped Costa grow annual profits by more than a fifth as sales and store numbers surged.
Tue, 29 Apr, 2014
The rapid growth of Premier Inn and coffee chain Costa continued today after their owner Whitbread reported better-than-expected sales figures.
Tue, 19 Jun, 2012
The squeeze on consumer spending is failing to deter coffee lovers after the owner of Costa today reported a surge in half-year sales.
Tue, 06 Sep, 2011
Leisure group Whitbread said the casual dining market in the UK had become “more difficult” as it reported a slowdown in sales growth today.
Tue, 21 Jun, 2011
The FTSE 100 Index rose to its highest level for two-and-a-half-years today amid market rumours of a bid from Royal Dutch Shell for rival BP.
Tue, 14 Dec, 2010
Whitbread and retailer Carpetright suffered share price falls today after failing to shake off worries over a New Year spending squeeze.
Leisure group Whitbread reported stronger sales at its budget hotel brand Premier Inn today after a pick-up in demand from business customers.
Tue, 07 Sep, 2010
The London market stemmed its losses today as worries over the Greek debt crisis were eased by better news from the US and healthy corporate results.
Thu, 29 Apr, 2010
The 45-strong chain of TGI Friday’s restaurants in the UK was sold to the brand’s American founder for £70.4m (€107.2m) today.
Wed, 17 Jan, 2007
Premier Travel Inn and Pizza Hut owner Whitbread was today reported to be in the sights of US hotel and property business Starwood Capital.
Sun, 23 Jul, 2006
London shares were dragged back by heavy losses for mining stocks and renewed concerns over US interest rates today.
Fri, 21 Jul, 2006
The FTSE 100 Index closed in negative territory today after profit updates from BP and Tesco failed to excite and investors cashed in on mining stocks.
Tue, 25 Apr, 2006
Investors left Tesco shares off their shopping lists today as signs of slowing growth in the UK cast a pall over record profits of £2.2bn (€3.2bn).
BRITISH leisure group Whitbread is to invest nearly €45m in a network of up to 20 pubs, restaurants and hotels in the North, a move that will generate around 500 jobs.
Tue, 21 Jun, 2005
The London market ended the day just shy of the key 5000 level after takeover talk surrounding Whitbread buoyed spirits.
Thu, 26 May, 2005
Leisure group Whitbread said today that it was giving up control of its Marriott UK hotels in a deal that will raise at least £1bn (€1.43bn) over two years.
Mon, 14 Mar, 2005
British pubs and hotels group Whitbread today announced plans to create about 8,000 jobs and to quit its London head office.
Thu, 28 Oct, 2004
Further evidence of a recovery in the UK hotels sector emerged today after Whitbread said its Marriott business had returned to growth.
Tue, 15 Jun, 2004
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