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Costa Coffee owner Whitbread sticks to expansion plans as profit grows

CEO believes there's still more momentum left in UK coffee drinking market

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Total Costa Coffee sales grew 15.9 per cent in the full-year period with a 2.9 per cent increase in UK like-for-like sales.

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WHITBREAD plc, an operator of hotels, restaurants and coffee shops, stood by its expansion plans in the United Kingdom and international markets, after posting a near 12 per cent rise in full-year profit.

Shares in the FTSE-100 company, which owns Premier Inn hotels and