Bewley’s Expands its UK Coffee Business

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Bewley’s Expands its UK Coffee Business

Bewley’s Expands its UK Coffee Business
April 04
10:56 2013

Bewley’s of Ireland is acquiring UK coffee roaster Bolling Coffee based at Meltham, near Huddersfield in Yorkshire. This is Bewley’s second UK acquisition in 18 months following its purchase of London-based Darlington’s Coffee in 2011. Bolling is a successful and growing business with annual revenues of approximately £7 million. Terms were not disclosed.

Operating since 1979, Bolling has developed a reputation as a leading specialist roaster providing its customers with both bespoke coffees and branded programmes under the Grumpy Mule brand, together with service, training and marketing support across the UK. Bolling employs 42 people and has a modern 1,200 tonne coffee roasting facility. It has a strong UK market presence supplying over 600 customers in over 1,500 outlets nationwide.

Established in 1840, Bewley’s is market leader in the fresh coffee food service and retail sector in Ireland. The company is also renowned for its iconic Bewley’s Café onDublin’s Grafton Street, which opened in 1927 and serves over 1 million customers annually. Bewley’s has a significant existing presence in the UK market and also has coffee roasting, distribution and café operations in the United States. Bewley’s is a wholly owned subsidiary of Ireland’s Campbell Bewley Group with group annual revenues of approximately €100 million.

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