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London-headquartered Caffè Nero launched a home delivery service in April and began reopening branches for takeaways in May, after closing them in lockdown. It is also negotiating rent reductions with its landlords. Founded by chief executive Gerry Ford, 62, in 1997, it says it is the largest independent coffee-house group in Europe. Selling deli food as well as coffee, it has 1,000- plus sites in 11 countries, including the UK, US, Sweden and Turkey. It acquired Coffee#1 in February last year.

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Company details
Year2020
Rank36
CompanyCaffè Nero
ActivityCoffee house operator
LocationCentral London
Sales £m428.1
Operating profit £m23.1
Main shareholdersGerry Ford (>50%), others (<50%)
Staff6,220
Founded1997
Websitewww.caffenero.com

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