Return of commuters to city centers boosts Caffe Nero as sales top pre-pandemic levels
Caffe Nero’s business picked up as commuters returned to city centers after Covid.
The coffee chain, which has more than 610 stores in Britain, said UK sales hit £150million in the six months between June and November, taking them above the levels of before the pandemic.
The company also recorded its best week ever at the start of last month with sales reaching £7.9 million in the week starting December 5.
Recovery: Caffe Nero said UK sales hit £150million in the six months between June and November – taking them above the pre-pandemic level
While the return of workers to offices and travelers to stations has boosted trade, Caffe Nero has also benefited from strong demand for deliveries through partnerships with Deliveroo and Just Eat, alongside an existing deal with Uber. Eats.
Overall, UK sales in the six months to November were up 17% compared to the same period in 2021, when town centers and town centers were destroyed by the Omicron variant of Covid.
“Sales have increased over the year, showing the strength of our brand and the desire of customers to return once health restrictions are lifted,” said chief executive Gerry Ford, who founded the brand in 1997.
“We expect sales to continue to improve over the coming weeks and months.”
Caffe Nero also operates abroad. The business has 1,023 stores in ten countries, including the UK, and total sales reached £231 million in the six-month period, up 20% from a year earlier.