David Coffer

U.K. coffee sales perk up

World Views

Last year, when I was looking for a tenant for a piece of land we own in Scotland, I assumed the usual suspects would come forward.

The land is next to a retail and leisure park we own on a busy highway, so naturally we presumed a fast-food drive-thru would snap it up.

What I didn’t see coming was a Costa Coffee drive-thru concept. But a year later they are up and trading — in fact, trading very well.

I know the coffee drive-thru concept is noth

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