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Costa Coffee celebrates
50th store opening at
Kuwait International Airport

  • 22 April 2018

Costa Coffee celebrates 50th store opening at Kuwait International Airport

  • Offering convenient locations to customers and extending the unique Costa Coffee experience in the market
  • Serving quality coffee, a rich selection of food, healthy options, pastries and cakes, as well as unique recipes inspired by international chefs

Kuwait, 23 April 2018: Costa Coffee, London's favourite coffee shop chain and part of Alghanim Industries Food and Beverage portfolio, celebrated the opening of its 50th store at the Kuwait International Airport on Monday, 23 April 2018. Following the opening of a store at Al Kout Mall earlier this month, the company continues its expansion in Kuwait to extend the Costa Coffee experience to more customers.

The opening ceremony was attended by CEO of Alghanim Industries, Omar K. Alghanim, and the Managing Director of Costa Coffee Middle East & Asia, Clair Preston Beer, as well as Alghanim Industries executives.

Commenting on the new opening, CEO of Alghanim Industries, Omar K. Alghanim said: "We are excited to open our 50th Costa Coffee store, bringing Costa's great products and first-class customer experience to Kuwait International Airport. This is an important milestone for Costa Kuwait, and we're really proud of our team for making it happen. We're happy that we serve the highest quality coffee in Kuwait, but what makes all the difference is the customer experience at all of our stores which has been internationally recognized by our partners in the United Kingdom."

He went on to say, "I'd like to thank our customers for continuously showing us their love for Costa Coffee and for making it the success it is today. We promise many future store openings in the days to come, and to always keep our customers at the heart of everything we do."

Managing Director of Costa Coffee Middle East & Asia, Clair Preston-Beer, said: "It has been a pleasure to watch Alghanim Industries grow Costa Coffee's presence in the Kuwaiti market, and to celebrate this milestone opening at Kuwait International Airport. This is just the beginning of a long-term expansion plan for our brand both in this market and worldwide."

Strategically located by the departure gates, the store is accessible to everyone and will be open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Spread across 62 square meters, the store features new urban décor with natural lighting.

In addition to its geographical expansion, Costa Coffee has expanded its delivery services to Carriage, the online ordering platform. Furthermore, Costa Coffee has also launched an exclusive healthy menu with new recipes and specialty items developed in collaboration with international chefs such as Chef Dean Brettschneider, global-based professional baker and patissier and Annabel Karmel, the UK's No.1 children's cookery author and best-selling international author.

Costa is the UK's No. 1 coffee shop, with over 2000 stores in the UK and over 1,000 across more than 30 countries, and it continues to grow at a rapid rate. The brand currently operates in 50 locations across Kuwait and has a number of outlets slated to open across the country over the next year.

Alghanim Industries acquired Costa Kuwait in July 2013. Since then, Costa Coffee has been focusing on customer service, refurbishing existing stores and opening new ones around Kuwait, and refreshing and broadening its product range.

About Costa Coffee

Costa is the UK's favourite coffee shop, having been awarded “Best Branded Coffee Shop Chain in the UK and Ireland" by Allegra Strategies for seven years running (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016).With 2,000 coffee shops in the UK and more than 1,180 in 30 overseas markets, Costa is the fastest growing coffee shop business in the UK. Founded in London by Italian brothers Sergio and Bruno Costa in 1971, Costa has become the UK's favourite coffee shop chain and diversified into both the at-home and gourmet self-serve markets.

Costa is committed to looking after coffee-growers. That's why we've established The Costa Foundation, a registered charity. The Costa Foundation's aims are to relieve poverty, advance education and the health and environment of coffee-growing communities around the world. So far, The Costa Foundation has funded the building of 53 schools and improved the social and economic welfare of coffee-growing communities. Costa is also committed to tackling the UK's literacy challenge and is proud to have signed the Vision for Literacy Business Pledge 2016. In continuation of this commitment, and inspired by the Costa Book Awards and the ongoing work of the Costa Foundation, Costa launched its inaugural Reading Week in September 2016 in conjunction with over 500 schools across the UK.

About Alghanim Industries

Alghanim Industries is one of the oldest and largest, privately-owned companies in the MENA region. Founded at the turn of the century, in Kuwait, the company today employs more than 15,000 people in 30 businesses across 40 countries in the Middle East, North Africa, Eastern Europe and Asia.

Alghanim Industries is a market leader in almost every major sector of its operations, which include: engineering, retail, automotive sales and service, insulation and pre-engineered steel building structures, logistics and warehousing, fast moving consumer goods, food & beverage, oil & gas, office automation, advertising, insurance, consumer credit and travel. The company is actively growing its brand portfolio, with a focus on top-tier global partners. Among them: Avis, British Airways, British Petroleum, Cathay Pacific, Daewoo, Honda, Saint-Gobain and Toshiba. Additionally, Alghanim Industries has created a number of successful regional businesses, including X-cite (consumer electronics), and Safat Home (lifestyle and home furniture).

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