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  1. June 21, 2016

    British Steel pensions are as special as anyone else’s

    Special is an overused word. “You are all special,” teachers tell their pupils without conviction. Sajid Javid,...

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    June 21, 2016

    Costa Coffee sales lift Whitbread to top of FTSE 100

    Whitbread is the biggest riser on the FTSE 100 in early trading on Tuesday after Costa Coffee brewed robust sales...

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  1. June 21, 2016

    Whitbread’s taste moves upmarket as it tries to boost sales

    In need of a caffeine hit of its own, Whitbread is experimenting. Artisanal coffee blends and fruit smoothies are on...

  2. Fast FT

    June 21, 2016

    Whitbread boosted by recovering growth at Costa Coffee

    Sales growth at Whitbread, the FTSE 100 leisure group behind Costa Coffee and Premier Inn, has picked up in the first...

  3. June 19, 2016

    Week Ahead Corporate Diary: June 20 — June 24

    Diary commentary from FT reporters; data and company announcements, unless otherwise stated, from Thomson Reuters....

  4. May 23, 2016

    BHS leaves Goldman Sachs with sucker scars

    Goldman Sachs was once unkindly described as a “vampire squid wrapped round the face of humanity”. In its engagement...

  5. May 20, 2016

    Coca-Cola HBC jumps off three-month low

    Coca-Cola HBC bounced off a three-month low on Friday after Citigroup said that investors were underestimating the...

  6. April 26, 2016

    Whitbread: here and no further

    Three or 4 per cent is not too bad; 1 or 2 per cent would be. Shares in Whitbread, operator of Premier Inn hotels and...

  7. April 26, 2016

    Whitbread boosts dividend and sets out expansion strategy

    Whitbread, owner of Costa Coffee and Premier Inn, has attempted to reassure nervous investors with a dividend boost and...

  8. Fast FT

    April 26, 2016

    Opening Quote: Whitbread gets a boost from Premier Inn

    Whitbread is getting a profit boost from Premier Inn, BP’s profits are down 80 per cent, Luxembourg is where you’ll...

  9. Fast FT

    April 26, 2016

    Whitbread biggest FTSE 100 riser after 'reassuring' update

    Shareholders in Whitbread appear to have been reassured this morning after the group behind Costa Coffee and Premier...

  10. FT Alphaville

    April 26, 2016

    FT Opening Quote

    Whitbread is getting a profit boost from Premier Inn, BP’s profits are down 80 per cent, Luxembourg is where you’ll...

  11. Fast FT

    April 26, 2016

    New Whitbread CEO outlines plans for further growth

    The new chief executive of Whitbread, which owns the Premier Inn hotels chain and Costa Coffee, has promised further...

  12. April 19, 2016

    Eco-café that makes your coffee greener

    Whitbread, the hospitality company, is to reduce its energy consumption with two building projects: a Costa Coffee...

  13. April 12, 2016

    Head of Costa Coffee steps down

    The head of Costa Coffee has called time on his 11 years at Whitbread after steering the high street coffee chain...

  14. April 12, 2016

    How Nomura’s angel fell to earth

    Nomura bankers visiting from Tokyo are wont to ask London colleagues: “How come you have such swanky offices when you...

  15. Fast FT

    April 12, 2016

    Whitbread among biggest FTSE 100 fallers as Costa MD departs

    Leisure group Whitbread is among the biggest fallers on the FTSE 100 this morning after it announced that Chris...

  16. Fast FT

    April 12, 2016

    Costa Coffee managing director Chris Rogers departs

    Chris Rogers, managing director of Costa Coffee, has decided to leave after four years in the role, the chain’s parent...

  17. FT Alphaville

    March 21, 2016

    Markets Live: Monday, 21st March, 2016

    This Markets Live session ended at 12:02 on 21 Mar 2016. Participants in this session were: Paul Murphy and Bryce...

  18. March 3, 2016

    Whitbread blames warm winter for slowing sales growth at Costa

    Sales growth at Costa Coffee has slowed considerably this year, with owner Whitbread blaming a combination of warm...

  19. Fast FT

    March 3, 2016

    Whitbread shares go cold as Costa disappoints

    Shares in Whitbread, the leisure company behind Costa Coffee and Premier Inn, have fallen nearly 4 per cent in early...

  20. Fast FT

    March 3, 2016

    Costa sales growth slows as shoppers stay away from high streets

    Sales growth at Costa Coffee, the well known high street chain owned by UK leisure company Whitbread, slowed...

  21. December 10, 2015

    Whitbread sales growth slows in third quarter

    The new chief executive of Whitbread, the owner of Costa Coffee and Premier Inn, said there was “work to do” after the...

  22. December 10, 2015

    'Work to do' for Costa Coffee owner Whitbread

    The new chief executive of Whitbread, the owner of Costa Coffee and Premier Inn, said there is “work to do” as the...

  23. December 4, 2015

    Whitbread falls on Premier Inn fears

    Whitbread was among Friday’s sharpest fallers on worries that its Premier Inn chain has been struggling. Lead...

  24. October 23, 2015

    Investors Chronicle: Whitbread, Lok’n Store, Quantum Pharma and Greenko

    Buy: Whitbread (WTB) The shares are not cheap, on 20 times forward earnings, but Whitbread is a perennial outperformer...

  25. October 20, 2015

    A rough guide to the UK economy for visiting Chinese presidents

    Welcome to the UK, President Xi. We are delighted that you have chosen to spend some time with us on our chilly north...

  26. FT Alphaville

    October 20, 2015

    FT Opening Quote - Whitbread profits jump 14 per cent

    Whitbread is brewing up higher profits helped by Costa Coffee, while cost-cutting on clothes means Asos is making less...

  27. October 20, 2015

    Costa Coffee owner Whitbread beats forecasts with jump in profit

    Demand for cheap hotel rooms and high street coffee shows no sign of abating, said Whitbread, the owner of Premier Inn...

  28. October 18, 2015

    Weekahead: Corporate diary

    Diary commentary from FT reporters; data and company announcements, unless otherwise stated, from Thomson Reuters....

  29. September 15, 2015

    Higher UK minimum wage is affordable, says think-tank

    A higher UK minimum wage that takes effect in April will increase the country’s total pay bill 0.6 per cent, according...

  30. September 8, 2015

    UK living wage: on the battlefield

    You may not know it, but one way or the other you are taking part in a three-way fight. In one corner of the triangle...

  31. September 8, 2015

    Whitbread warns living wage will lead to price rises

    Whitbread is to raise some prices throughout its chains of hotels, restaurants and coffee shops in response to the...

  32. June 26, 2015

    Dunelm chooses John Browett as chief executive

    Dunelm, the UK homewares group, has appointed a former head of Tesco.com and Apple’s retail operation as chief...

  33. June 16, 2015

    Cold winter drags down Whitbread’s restaurant revenues

    A cold and sluggish winter across Whitbread ’s 406 restaurants dragged the company down in the first quarter as it...

  34. June 14, 2015

    Movers & shakers: June 15

    Lesley Williams is to become the first woman to chair the National Association of Pension Funds, which represents more...

  35. June 11, 2015

    Top appointments inspire, not only because of gender

    Not only because she is a woman. Two female appointments have really stood out in the last couple of weeks. One was...

  36. FT Alphaville

    June 8, 2015

    These are tennis balls. When's the crash?

    Andy Murray, the third best tennis player in the world, who is 28 years old: I’ve always been interested in investment,...

  37. May 24, 2015

    UK boards miss 25% target for women directors

    Most of the UK’s largest listed companies still have boards where women comprise fewer than one-quarter of the...

  38. May 22, 2015

    Whitbread recruits Alison Brittain as chief executive

    Leisure group Whitbread has hired Alison Brittain, head of Lloyds Banking Group’s retail division, to replace outgoing...

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