International Track 200

American Gerry Ford, 57, founded Caffè Nero in 1997 to recreate the coffee bars he visited while studying in Europe. It has more than 720 outlets in Britain, Ireland, Poland, Turkey, Cyprus and the UAE. Its first two US cafes opened in 2014; a sixth opened last month. International turnover hit £34.7m in 2015.

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Company details
Year2016
Rank165
CompanyCaffè Nero
ActivityCoffee house operator
LocationCentral London
2-yr av intl sales growth pa20.95%
International sales £000s*34,671
Total sales £000s*276,048
Staff4,194
Founded1997
Websitewww.caffenero.com

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