OTS News.co.uk understands Costa Coffee, the world’s second largest coffee chain, plans to open a new store at Southport’s Waterfront Complex. The store is planned to open next to Finos Restauraunt.

Costa is the UKs Favourite Coffee Shop brand and operates across 25 international markets.  In the first 6 months of the year Costa opened 145 stores around the world, including stores in China and India and is planning to open around 300 stores worldwide this year.   Costa has an ambitious growth programme targeting 3,500 stores globally by 2015/16.

Its 2000th store, is the Leeds Briggate store which is also the first store outside of London to have the new look ‘Metropolitan’ design.  The opening of the store has created 20 new jobs in Leeds.

With over 1300 coffee shops across the UK and more than 600 internationally, Costa is a global success story with a growing network of retail sites. In addition to their Costa-owned shops, they also operate both corporate and individual franchises: Corporate, Individual, International Franchising.

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