Retail Deathwatch: Coffee Republic's cup is empty
Bye bye Coffee Republic, in these troubled times you were one high street caffeine merchant too many. The administrators have been called in and loss-making outlets are expected to close, with profitable ones sold on to the highest bidder.
Starting out as a single store in London’s West End in 1995, the company grew rapidly to eventually occupy 187 sites, but has failed to match up against the might of its main rivals Starbucks and Costa.
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