Starting out as coffee suppliers to a handful of local caterers in London, Costa Coffee has now become the largest and fastest growing coffee shop in the United Kingdom (UK) with over 1,600 locations in the UK and over 800 outlets around the world.
In 2013, Kout Food Group acquired South West Coffee Ltd. (SWC), voted the Costa Coffee UK Franchisee of the Year 2010-11 & 2011-12. SWC currently operates 8 Costa stores with further development rights. This acquisition marks Kout Food Group's entry into the coffee segment in the UK. Spring 2014 saw the acquisition of an additional franchise (Coffee Snobs) with a further 14 stores, taking Kout Food Group's interest to 22 UK wide locations with a further 2 stores scheduled to open in February 2015.
Kout Food Group will pursue further opportunities with Costa Coffee within the United Kingdom and within markets targeted for future success.