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COSTA EXPANDS ITS GLUTEN-FREE OFFERING

Press release   •   Jun 10, 2014 15:12 BST

Costa, the nation’s favourite coffee shop brand, has launched its first ever gluten-free savoury product into stores nationwide – the British Chicken and Basil Salad Wrap.  

NEW Gluten-free British Chicken and Basil Salad Wrap

·  Costa’s gluten-free British Chicken and Basil Salad Wrap is Costa’s first ever gluten-free savoury product

·  Designed for customers with gluten-intolerances and Coeliac disease, the new gluten-free British Chicken and Basil Salad wrap is a welcome addition to Costa’s existing gluten-free offering – and will sit alongside its gluten-free Brownie and gluten-free Cherry Bakewell

·  The gluten-free British Chicken and Basil Salad Wrap is dairy-free and is licensed by Coeliac UK to carry the Crossed Grain symbol on its packaging

·  RRP price of £3.75 (in line with Costa’s current Panini ranges in-store)

·  Available at Costa stores nationwide

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Costa is the UK’s favourite coffee shop, having been awarded “Best Branded Coffee Shop Chain in the UK and Ireland" by Allegra Strategies for four years running (2010, 2011, 2012 & November 2013).

Winner of “Best Branded Coffee Chain in Europe” Allegra Strategies 2011, 2012 and 2013.

With over 1,755 coffee shops in the UK and more than 1,000 overseas, Costa is the fastest growing coffee shop business in the UK and the second largest coffee shop operator in the world.  Founded in London by Italian brothers Sergio and Bruno Costa in 1971, Costa has become the UK’s favourite coffee shop chain and has recently diversified into both the at-home and gourmet self-serve markets.

Costa employs over 13,000 people and is creating around 1,500 jobs this year and over 4,500 jobs in the next 3 years in the UK.

Costa is committed to looking after coffee-growers. That's why we've established The Costa Foundation, a registered charity. The Costa Foundation's aims are to relieve poverty, advance education and the health and environment of coffee-growing communities around the world. So far, The Costa Foundation has funded the building of 42 schools and improved the social and economic welfare of coffee-growing communities.