Liberum hopes for ‘more strategic clarity’ from Whitbread
Analysts lift valuation on Premier Inn owner
Premier Inn owner does not expect to grow profit in FY20
Whitbread shares in demand as Barclays lifts rating January 2019
Move comes as company wraps up Costa Coffee sale
Premier Inn owner lands £3.9 billion in cash
China clears Whitbread’s sale of Costa Coffee
Premier Inn owner closer to completing deal with Coca-ColaNovember 2018
Hargreaves Lansdown weighs in on Whitbread’s results
Analysts see Premier Inn owner as ‘slower and steadier’ businessOctober 2018
Whitbread shares down even as group posts revenue rise
Costa Coffee reported as discontinued operationOctober 2018
Whitbread targeted by short sellers
Bearish investors increase wagers against company after Costa Coffee dealOctober 2018
Whitbread investors back Costa Coffee sale
More than 99 percent of voters back disposalOctober 2018
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Whitbread share price: Group poaches Lloyds’s executive for CEO role
FTSE 100 gets sixth female CEO with Whitbread appointmentMay 2015
Whitbread share price: Group appoints new CEO
Alison Brittain to succeed outgoing boss Andy HarrisonMay 2015
Whitbread share price declines as annual performance improves but CEO steps down
Whitbread CEO to step down by Feb 2016 following highly successful tenureApril 2015
Costa Coffee on track to double sales to £2bn by 2018
Capital investment seen at up to £400 millionDecember 2013
Whitbread share price rises as break-up talks rekindled
Costa Coffee spin-off would benefit Whitbread says Goldman SachsApril 2015
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About Whitbread plc
Whitbread plc (LON:WTB) is the UKâs largest hotel, restaurant and coffee shop operator with 40,000 employees. The group operates in two segments: Hotels & Restaurants and Costa.
In the UK it had around 2,500 hotels, restaurants and coffee shops as of April 2013. Its largest division is Premier Inn, the largest hotel brand in the UK with around 650 hotels and over 50,000 rooms. The company also has two Premier Inn hotels in India and four in the Middle East and a target for 50 international hotels by 2018.
Whitbreadâs coffee shop brand, Costa, has nearly 1,600 stores in the UK and close to 1,000 in 28 countries worldwide. Costa is the largest and fastest growing coffee shop chain in the UK. The first Costa coffee shop opened in London in 1978 and in 1995 Whitbread acquired Costa with 41 stores nationwide.
Whitbreadâs restaurant brands include Brewers Fayre, Beefeater Grill with over 140 outlets across the UK, Taybarns, and Table Table with 105 outlets in the UK.
Whitbread plc is headquartered in Dunstable, England, United Kingdom. The company was first listed on the London Stock Exchange in 1948.
Andy Harrison is Whitbread plcâs Chief Executive. Anthony Habgood is Chairman.
The company was established in 1742 when Samuel Whitbread founded his first brewery. In 1971, Whitbread was Britain's third-largest brewer by output. In 2001, the group decided to sell all its breweries and brewing interests to Interbrew, now InBev.
Whitbread formerly sponsored the Whitbread Round the World Race, now the Volvo Ocean Race.