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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

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.


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.

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