Branded coffee shops still on the up

first_imgThe branded coffee shop sector has continued to grow at a healthy rate, up 10% in 2011 versus 2010, and is now worth an estimated £2.1bn, with further growth predicted.Management consultancy Allegra Strategies has published the data from its largest consumer survey to date, for its Project Café11 UK report.Allegra said the market had doubled in size since 2005, with consumers embracing the growing coffee culture trend. The report found that one in 10 UK adults now visit a coffee shop on a daily basis. Thirty-nine per cent also stated that they visited coffee shops more frequently than they did 12 months ago.Jeffrey Young, managing director, Allegra Strategies, said: “More than 600 new coffee outlets opened in the UK during 2011. As consumers gain more opportunity to consume coffee through more outlets, they are making part of their lifestyle.”However despite the growth in the sector, the report highlighted that consumers are actually spending less per visit from £3.50 in 2009 to £3.18 in 2011, and were reducing their food purchases.Young said that it was the high quality independent coffee shops that were fuelling demand and driving the branded coffee shop sector to increase its focus on unique interiors and improved brewing methods.Allegra revealed that Costa Coffee is leading the growth of the branded coffee shop market, with 167 new outlets opened in the UK this year. The consultancy predicted that like-for-like sales growth in the UK coffee sector would continue to grow, with leading brands to average high single digit growth over the next five years.The report, which analysed more than 36,000 consumer responses, covers outlets including Costa Coffee, Starbucks, EAT, Greggs and Pret A Manger.>>Coffee shops top eating out popularity polllast_img read more

Softball Splits on Second Day of Wildcat Invitational

first_imgJunior Kailee Smith (Murrieta, Calif.), now 2-1 on the season, pitched four innings for the Bulldogs against Ball State giving up 12 runs (10 earned) and walking four batters. vs. Boston College 2/18/2017 – 8:00 PM Full Schedule Roster Live Stats Drake has a rematch against No. 10 Arizona on Saturday with the game beginning at 6 p.m. CST before facing Boston College at 8 p.m. Arizona defeated Drake, 7-0, Thursday evening.Print Friendly Version Preview The Bulldogs took the lead in the second inning against North Dakota State (1-6) on a RBI single by senior Kaitlyn Finneran (Morrison, Ill.) which scored Maddox. Maddox then extended the Drake lead to two runs at 2-0 with her own RBI single in the third, scoring Alexander. Freshman Abby Buie (Gardner, Kan.) then stole home base in the fourth before junior Kelsey Wright (Olathe, Kan.) scored in the seventh on a throwing error. center_img The Bulldogs were helped by junior Tasha Alexander (Eddyville, Iowa) and freshman Sarah Maddox (Henderson, Nevada) who both went a combined 3-6 at the plate in the two games. Maddox also scored two runs and had one run batted in while Alexander added one run scored. TUSCON, Ariz. – The Drake University softball team split a pair of games Friday at the Wildcat Invitational. Drake closed the day defeating North Dakota State, 4-0 after falling to Ball State, 17-2 in five innings earlier in the day. Next Game: Ball State (2-4) struck early taking a 2-0 lead in the first inning thanks to a two-run home run. A six-run second inning and five-run third inning extended the Cardinals to a 13-0 lead over the Bulldogs, and later the Cardinals added four additional runs. The Bulldogs scored two runs on singles in the third inning, batted in by senior Ashlie Chambers (Ankeny, Iowa) and sophomore Kennedy Frank (Chesterfield, Mo.). Drake (5-3) was led by junior pitcher Nicole Newman (Madison, Wis.), now 3-2 on the season, who had a near-perfect game while shutting out the Bison. Newman pitched seven innings giving up only one hit and striking out 11 batters and she faced just one batter more than the minimum. The hit came in the seventh inning with one out, and she quickly ended the game by getting the next two hitters out. Newman has now recorded 10 or more strikeouts in a game three times already this year.last_img read more