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Retail Spotlight: Growth Continues in the Food & Beverage Market…


Posted At: 23 April 2014 13:32 PM
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In line with the trend we have been following since the beginning of the year, we have recently added some new retailers to SnapShop – all in the expanding Food and Beverage category!

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Jones the Grocer 
Who they are: Launched in 1996, Jones the Grocer is a food store which fuses the growing café scene with a premium retail offering, positioned in the upper-middle sector of the market. Part of Australian food group Senselle Foods, the brand operates stores throughout Australia, New Zealand, Qatar, Singapore and the United Arab Emirates.

What they offer: Jones the Grocer’s food products include a range of private label branded gourmet products, as well as a selection of international artisan produced foods. Products range from premium tea leaves and luxury chocolates, to artisan crackers and handmade pasta sauces.

Recent News:
Jones the Grocer eyeing UK launch
Earlier this month it was announced that Senselle Foods is looking to bring Jones the Grocer to the UK, with a flagship food outlet in London.

Who they are: Becasse is a French bakery and full restaurant operator, also part of the restaurant group Senselle Foods, currently trading in five countries across Asia and Australasia. It is priced in the middle of the market.

What they offer: Becasse serves French-inspired cuisine and treats.

Recent News:
Becasse on hunt for debut UK outlet
Property Week reported this month that Senselle Foods has appointed CWM to find at least one site in London, to launch its bakery brand, Becasse in the UK.

Charlie & Co
Who they are: A leading Australian gourmet burger café, part of the Senselle Foods restaurant group, Charlie & Co pays homage to the legendary creator of the first burger ‘Hamburger Charlie’ and is positioned in the middle of the market.

What they offer: Charlie & Co serves 100% Australian Wagu beef burgers, as well as sides including their signature truffle oil parmesan fries.

Recent News:
Charlie & Co on hunt for debut UK outlet 
Restaurant group Senselle Foods is looking to open a flagship location for its burger brand Charlie & Co in the UK.

La Bottega
Who they are: Established in 2005, La Bottega is an Italian café bar and deli positioned in the middle of the market. The brand currently operates in six outlets around London.

What they offer: Home cooked food, coffee and an extensive range of premium Italian groceries and drinks to take away.

Recent News:
La Bottega to open new concept café in Seven Dials
This May the brand will open its seventh site in Seven Dials, London, the first to be launched by the company’s new management team.

Coffee Dogs 

Who they are: Coffee Dogs is a new American-inspired, bespoke hot dog and coffee concept, developed by the Fine Food Company with Network Rail. It is modelled on traditional US hot dog stalls and is positioned in the middle of the market.

What they offer: Authentic varieties of hot dogs, speciality coffee and other American favourites, including donuts and frozen custard.

Recent News:
Coffee Dogs opens at Kings Cross 
At the beginning of April it was reported that Coffee Dogs has opened its first outlet in London’s Kings Cross Station.

Soupe du Jour
Who they are: Soupe du Jour is a new restaurant and take-away concept, co-founded by Charles Paillé de Rivière and Daniel Auner. It is positioned in the middle of the market and is aiming to expand, with Shelley Sanderz, who secured the launch site, now looking to identify further sites.

What they offer: Traditional fresh soups with a modern twist.

Recent News:
Soupe du Jour opens debut outlet 
Soupe du Jour opened its first restaurant and take-away outlet in London’s Soho this month.

It is positive to see growth and expansion continuing in the F&B sector, especially with such diverse brands and offerings looking to either enter or grow in the UK. The above retailers are all clearly defined in terms of their position and product focus, bringing something new to the UK market – something to be learned from for other F&B brands considering launching here.

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