Archive for April, 2008

25
Apr
08

New Coffee Republic in West Kensington

Coffee Republic has announced the opening a new Deli in West Kensington by the franchisee Mohammed Rafiq. The shop is situated on the North End road, close to West Kensington station.

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23
Apr
08

International Master Franchises signed to date

  1. Bahrain
  2. Bulgaria
  3. Ireland
  4. Kuwait
  5. Oman
  6. Romania
  7. Saudi Arabia
  8. Turkey
  9. United Arab Emirates
23
Apr
08

Coffee Republic at McLeish, Edinburgh

21
Apr
08

Saudis buy more industrialised coffee from Brazil

Brazilian exports of ground and milled coffee to Saudi Arabia grew 316% in volume and 291.8% in revenues in the first quarter this year, compared with the same period in 2007. The Arab country was the 12th largest buyer of coffee sold under Brazilian brands in foreign countries.

Nathan Herszkowicz, director at the Brazilian Coffee Industry Association (Abic) claims that there is a good market for the ground and milled product in the Arab world, given the fact that the Arab countries, along with Ethiopia, are the cradle of coffee. “It was widely consumed by the Muslims, it used to be very traditional in the East, before it even went to Europe and became known in the West,” says the director at the Abic. The organisation expects industrialised coffee exports to the Arab market to grow approximately 30% this year, the same increase that should occur in overall foreign sales.

21
Apr
08

Coffee Republic in Saudi Arabia franchise agreement

Coffee Republic has announced an agreement with Al Hadaf (Adwest) International trading company for the Coffee Republic franchise rights in Saudi Arabia. The agreement provides Al Hadaf with the right to develop Coffee Republic outlets and to recruit franchisees to operate Coffee Republic outlets in Saudi Arabia, though it is envisaged that all the bars will be owned directly. Al Hadaf has agreed for at least twenty stores to be opened in the next five years. Al Hadaf is a pioneering advertising agency based in Saudi and its owner, Tareg Kheder, has interests in a number of other businesses in Saudi, covering a wide range of industries.

Commenting, Steven Bartlett, CEO, said: “We are pleased to be partnering Al Hadaf to develop Coffee Republic in Saudi Arabia. They have the necessary skills and expertise to make a success of the Coffee Republic brand there. This brings to ten the total number of countries under international franchise agreements. Discussions are in hand with counterparties seeking rights in other countries which may lead to further agreements”.

17
Apr
08

Another Coffee Republic deli arrives in Northern Ireland

A second Coffee Republic deli opens in Northern Ireland

Two of the newest franchisees of Coffee Republic, Dermot Kelly & Trevor Mealiff have opened Northern Ireland’s second Coffee Republic in Strabane, County Tyrone. Coffee Republic Strabane sits amongst numerous high street brands in the newly developed Pavillion retail park.

Unit 7, The Pavillion Retail Park, Railway Street, Strabane, Co Tyrone, BT82 8EQ.

17
Apr
08

Coffee Republic Queensway Opens it’s doors

Rolf Julin has opened the new Coffee Republic in Queensway, west London on Wednesday (16th April 2008).

Coffee Republic, 126 Queensway, London, W2 6LU.