Ranking

Largest coffee bar chains in Europe

The largest coffee bar chains in Europe have once again increased the number of their locations.
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The largest coffee bar chains in Europe have once again increased the number of their locations.

Last year Europe's top 80 coffee bar brands grew by 7% in terms of the number of locations. At the end of 2017 they accounted for more than 15,000 units. The Top 3 lead by a huge margin and may be for years to come in the lead: Costa Coffee with 2,849 shops, Starbucks with 2,466 units and McCafé with an estimated 2,254 in-store solutions from McDonald's.

The Top 10 have a market share of around 70% of the Top 80 volume. The concepts in the first five ranks remained constant. Places six to nine were rearranged.

The Greek formula Coffee Island rose from rank 7 to 6 (+ 16.7%) and Espresso House from Sweden from rank 9 to 8 (+ 35%). The latter belongs to the JAB Holding of the entrepreneurial family Reimann. They are increasingly investing in the coffee business and took over Balzac Coffee from Germany last year. In relative numbers UK-based company Hotel Chocolat. Cocoa Bar Café grew strongest with a plus of 67%. Follow-ups are Spain-based Loops & Coffee with an outlet-increase of 43% and UK-based Department of Coffee and Social Affairs with 38% more outlets.

In absolute terms Starbucks is in the lead with a plus of 247 coffee houses compared to 2016. Follow-ups are Costa Coffee (+244) and McCafé (+176).

Top Kaffeebars Europe 2017

Quelle: FoodService Europe & Middle East 02/2018 (*estimated, ¹state: end of 2017, ²incl. Baresso Coffee)
R(R) Brand CompanyNo. of Units '171vs. '16
1(1)-Costa CoffeeWhitbread2.8499,4%
2(2)+StarbucksStarbucks Coffee Company2.46611,1%
3(3)0McCafé*McDonald's2.2548,5%
4(4)-TchiboTchibo8440,5%
5(5)-Caffè NeroCaffè Nero 7216,5%



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