Articles tagged “costa coffee”

Investors Speculate on Future of Whitbread’s Premier Inn Brand

Investors Speculate on Future of Whitbread’s Premier Inn Brand

Lisa Pham, Bloomberg

Is Premier Inn in play? We can't imagine any of the so-called big six hotel companies wanting a piece of such an asset-heavy operation, but others might well be interested.

4 months ago

Whitbread Agrees to Split Coffee Shops From Hotels

Whitbread Agrees to Split Coffee Shops From Hotels

Sam Chambers, Bloomberg

While the Whitbread CEO had previously said the company was open-minded about a breakup, it does look like the pressure applied by activist investors has done the trick. It will be interesting to see whether the split facilitates the international expansion of the Premier Inn brand.

5 months ago

Activist Investor Pushes for Whitbread Split

Activist Investor Pushes for Whitbread Split

Lisa Pham, Bloomberg

Shareholders love to "unlock value" but it doesn't always benefit the consumer. Would splitting Premier Inn and Costa Coffee benefit both businesses or would it just make some people a lot richer?

5 months ago