Doha, Qatar - July 20, 2020: Alghanim Industries, one of the largest privately owned companies in the region, will breathe fresh life into Costa Coffee Qatar with additional locations and newly designed stores set to open soon.
The new Costa Coffee stores will be the first to be operated by Alghanim Industries in Qatar, having been awarded sole development rights to the brand across several additional GCC countries, following their successful management of Costa Coffee in Kuwait since 2013.
Alghanim will offer coffee lovers the genuine Costa Coffee experience, with a wide range of beverages made using the authentic Costa Mocha Italia blend, handcrafted with fresh milk for a rich unrivaled experience, in the brand’s signature red waffle paper cups. Updates on the new Costa Coffee in Qatar will be published on www.Instagram.com/Costa.Qatar
Commenting on this, Samer Sayegh, President of Retail, F&B and Customer Engagement at Alghanim Industries said: “We’re proud to be long-standing partners with Costa, bringing one of the world’s premium coffee brands to our customers. Our focused strategy and elevated offerings made us a main player in Kuwait’s coffee shop scene, and we are very pleased to expand our relationship and move into the regional market. Qatar’s customers are known to be dedicated, discerning coffee connoisseurs, and we can’t wait to bring them our Costa Coffee experience tailored just for them.”
Gordon Mowat, Managing Director EMEA at Costa Coffee said: “Our partnership with Alghanim Industries has grown in strength as well as breadth since its inception in 2013. I believe it comes down to the values we share, values which are so ingrained in the way we do business. The Alghanim team are passionate about our premium coffee, but they’re also equally passionate about crafting the best possible coffeeshop experience, listening to their customers to develop unique menu propositions and reflecting local tastes wherever they operate. As a partner, Alghanim shares our commitment to growing talent and driving product innovation, and we’re thrilled to be working alongside them to bring our iconic brand to customers in the GCC.”
The Costa Coffee-Alghanim partnership has flourished since its formation in 2013, growing to more than 90 stores in Kuwait, including several flagship locations. Together, both companies have developed new coffee and pastry collaborations with celebrity chefs, launched innovative, fresh store designs and established a barista training center, to ensure teams deliver the highest possible coffee standards. The growth and success is driven by both companies’ shared commitment to delivering outstanding handcrafted coffee, credible healthy menu choices and exceptional customer service, a strategy Alghanim will be bringing to Qatar.
Alghanim Industries will be providing a unique Costa Coffee experience for the country’s coffee lovers by introducing a number of innovative localized products and customized, Qatar-exclusive menu items, such as local collaborations to develop exciting seasonal creations to customers. This follows the wide success it has achieved in Kuwait with Chef Ahmed Al Zamel’s exclusive menu of beverages, sandwiches, and desserts. Customers can also look forward to relaxing in new, revamped store interiors while being served by skilled passionate teams. The new Costa Coffee stores will provide a healthy menu and wide range of alternative milk options to cater to all its customers’ different tastes and dietary needs.
Put together, these forward-looking strategies continue to power the partners’ expansion efforts in the GCC, and they look forward to welcoming customers into Costa Coffee Qatar soon.