Costa and Compass Celebrate 50th franchise Collaboration

The Compass Group UK and Ireland and Costa coffee have announced that to mark the opening of their 50th franchised store, The first operating day’s takings of the Moorfields Eye Hospital branch in London will go to Moorfields Eye Charity.

The brand new location, which represents the 50th franchised store that both Costa and The Compass Group have been involved in is evidence of an extremely successful partnership between the two companies that began in 2008. The very first store was opened in Ealing Hospital in the Capital and roughly every month one more location has been added to this ensuring both brands continued to grow together.

The Commercial Managing Director of Compass Group UK & Ireland, Oliver Cock said: ‘The Costa brand is popular across our business and it’s great to be able to celebrate this successful partnership with the opening of our 50th store. With many more set to follow in the coming months we look forward to building on this partnership and further developing the coffee offer we provide to our customers.”

Rob Gower of Costa UK added: “Our franchisee partnership with Compass has gone from strength to strength as a result of a sustained demand for coffee from consumers - a great achievement over what has been a recessionary period for the UK. Our healthcare franchises specifically have grown exponentially – providing the same Costa quality and experience as a high street store and as such, an environment where customers can come in, relax and switch off from the hospital setting.”