Community focused coffee shop, Coffee#1, has today announced like for like sales growth of 17.7% for the four week period in December (ending on Christmas day) vs pre-pandemic 2019.
Operating across Wales, the Southwest, the South Coast and parts of the Midlands, Coffee#1 saw its three highest ever sales weeks during December with each week exceeding £1.1m of sales.
Despite challenging conditions, the popularity of Coffee#1’s festive menu saw a 30% growth in savoury products such as the festive panini during this time period. The business also served over 1 million customers during December.
Coffee#1 recently opened stores in Leek (Staffordshire) and Macclesfield (Cheshire) as it continues to expand its Midlands presence. A forthcoming opening in Epsom in February 2023 will be the brand’s first store inside the M25 and its 110th in all.
Coffee#1 Managing Director, Bruce Newman commented:
“Our team has pulled it out of the bag again in delivering consecutive weeks of record sales and making 2022 the strongest festive trading period the business has ever enjoyed. While the impact of rising costs remains challenging, I’m encouraged by the relevance and appeal of our brand in existing and new locations. This gives me confidence to accelerate our growth plans in 2023. The very early signs in Leek and Macclesfield have been highly encouraging and we are looking forward to bringing Coffee#1 to Epsom.”