Simmering away: The industry is expected to grow, despite consumer spending pressures

The Cafes and Coffee Shops industry includes all specialist unlicensed establishments that focus on the sale of coffee, in addition to other hot and cold drinks or light snacks. The performance of the industry has been driven by both economic and social factors, including growth in real household disposable income, preferences for cafes over alternative social venues and greater consumer interest in coffee blends and origins. The appeal of coffee has become more widespread in recent years, and has become a daily part of many consumers’ lives. IBISWorld expects industry revenue to grow at a compound annual rate of 4% over the five years through 2018-19 to reach £6.3 billion. This includes forecast revenue growth of 1.7% in the current year...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
£6.3bn
Annual Growth 14-19
4.0%
Forecast Growth 19-24
Profit
Employment
127,683
Businesses
6,278

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The industry is highly brand focused, with leading chains prospering in recent years
  • Industry operators have been criticised for falsely labelling their paper cups as recyclable
  • The ongoing decline in pub numbers is expected to boost operators’ status as social hubs
  • Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The industry has a moderate level of capital intensity. In 2018-19, IBISWorld expects that the average industry operator will spend £4.84 on labour for every £1.00 spent on capital. Industry operators require a labour force to brew and prepare coffee, prepare food, serve customers and clean and maintain the shop. Most jobs offered by the industry are relatively low skilled and the majority of vacancies are part-time positions. As a result, the industry has a relatively large labour force and average wages are low.Depreciation costs apply to fixed assets that are purchased with the intention of continued use, such as espresso and cappuccino machines, blenders and refrigerators. The level of capital intensity can vary greatly between enterprises. Caf...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Cafes & Coffee Shops Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Cafes & Coffee Shops Industry are

  • Establishment of brand names
  • Supply contracts in place for key inputs
  • Attractive product presentation
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Real household disposable income and Household expenditure on food and non-alcoholic beverages in the Cafes & Coffee Shops industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Cafes & Coffee Shops Industry?

    Businesses in this industry include all specialist unlicensed establishments that provide coffee and snacks to customers.

    Industry Products
  • Coffee
  • Food
  • Other beverages
  • Industry Activities
  • coffee
  • food
  • non-alcoholic beverages
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Real household disposable income
  • Household expenditure on food and non-alcoholic beverages
  • National minimum wage
  • World price of coffee

  • Current Performance
  • Premium products
  • Cafe culture
  • Paper cup waste
  • Grinding away
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Storm in a teacup
  • Social hubs
  • Home brew
  • A bitter price
  • Table: Cafes & Coffee Shops Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Cafes & Coffee Shops Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Bread & Bakery Goods Production
  • Coffee Processing
  • Coffee, Tea & Spices Wholesaling
  • Dairy Product, Egg & Edible Oil Wholesaling
  • Juice, Mineral Water & Soft Drink Wholesaling
  • Tea Processing

  • Products & Services
  • Coffee
  • Food
  • Other beverages
  • Chart: Cafes & Coffee Shops Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Fifth income quintile
  • Fourth income quintile
  • Third income quintile
  • Second income quintile
  • First income quintile
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Cafes & Coffee Shops Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesRentDepreciationOther costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Cafes & Coffee Shops

  • Basis of Competition
    Internal competitionExternal competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Cafes & Coffee Shops Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Costa Ltd, Pret A Manger (Europe) Ltd, Starbucks Coffee Company (UK) Limited,
  • Table: Costa Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Pret A Manger (Europe) Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Starbucks Coffee Company (UK) Limited - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Cafes & Coffee Shops Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Cafes & Coffee Shops Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Artisan
  • Coffee or food made using high-quality ingredients.
  • Merchandiser
  • Machine which displays food and may be heated or cooled to maintain food at the appropriate temperature.
  • Roastery
  • A facility where coffee beans are roasted and processed.
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    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
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