Mintel reveals 37% growth in coffee shop sales over five years

Mintel reveals 37% growth in coffee shop sales over five years
The UK’s coffee shop market grew 37% between 2011 and 2016
12/04/2017 - 07:27
The UK’s coffee shop market grew 37% between 2011 and 2016 to £3.4 billion, according to research from market intelligence agency Mintel.

The Mintel research revealed that between 2015 and 2016, sales increased 10.4%, which is the biggest year-on-year growth in the last five years.

Trish Caddy, foodservice analyst at Mintel, said: "Britain’s appetite for coffee shops continues. Much of the growth we’ve seen in recent years is driven by habitual coffee drinkers and the continually increasing number of coffee retailers that are now ubiquitous on British high streets.

“A raft of non-specialist venues that feature barista-style coffee on their menus with takeaway functions are grabbing a slice of the coffee shop market.

“In the future, the top end of the market will continue to face intense competition from big pub chains, fast food chains and bakery shops that have now encroached on the coffee shop market, competing in terms of price, convenience and even geographical reach.”

Mintel revealed that over the next five years coffee shop sales are forecast to jump a further 29%, reaching £4.3 billion.

The research found that 87% of Britain’s coffee drinkers try to dispose of their packing waste in recycling bins. 58% would like coffee shops to offer discount to customers using their own travel mugs and 40% said they would not mind being charged extra for drinks served in 100% recyclable coffee cups. 

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