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Wayne’s Coffee has opened its first café in China

Press release   •   Feb 15, 2019 09:50 UTC

Wayne’s Coffee welcomed its first guests in China yesterday, 14th February. The opening of the café on West Nanjing Road in downtown Shanghai is the first step in the coffee chain’s major drive for growth in China.

“We’re pleased and proud to have opened our first café in China, and its reception has exceeded our expectations. We’re seeing huge interest from the city’s residents and tourists alike, with a great deal of curiosity regarding Swedish coffee culture in general, and the sustainable, organic concept of Wayne’s Coffee”, says Mr Mats Hörnell, CEO of Wayne’s Coffee. "We’re seeing huge interest from the city’s residents and tourists alike, with a great deal of curiosity regarding Swedish coffee culture in general, and the sustainable, organic concept of Wayne’s Coffee.”

The café occupies a central location in Shanghai, adjacent to West Nanjing Road Station, in downtown Shanghai, providing somewhere for travellers to grab a coffee on-the-go, or sit and enjoy a delicious Swedish 'fika’ break.

"We are proud to introduce Wayne's Coffee and the concept of 'Swedish fika’ to China. Wayne's Coffee is a company with strong values on sustainability and organic products, which is very important for us as well", says Ms Shuang Li, CEO for Wayne’s Coffee China and Managing Director for Jucheng Ltd Co, the company who hold the franchised rights for Wayne's Coffee in China.

Ms Shuang Li continues:

"Although we're starting with one café in Shanghai, our ambition is to expand Wayne's Coffee cafés across major Chinese cities".

Mr Li Qing Jun is the owner of Jucheng Ltd Co, which runs a group of companies operating mainly in urban development. In addition to Wayne's Coffee Jucheng Ltd Co holds the franchise in China for the Swedish entertainment concept Brainflow, and are now also bringing the Swedish adventure and science park concept Tom Tits to China as a franchise. The franchisees share a common and keen interest in the organic concept, and Mr Qing Jun himself runs a farm that is 100% organic.

“It feels like we’ve chosen the perfect partner to spread Swedish coffee culture in China. Now that Wayne’s Coffee has cafés in Vietnam and China, we’re working actively to find the right master franchisees in other Asian markets,” says Mr Hörnell.

About Wayne's Coffee

The first Wayne’s Coffee opened on Kungsgatan in Stockholm in 1994. By 2016 the chain had achieved KRAV organic certification and in 2017 it was awarded Franchise Chain of the Year by Svenska franchiseföreningen. The expansion into China is part of a long-term strategy for the chain, which currently has 129 cafés in 10 countries.

* A Swedish fika is a concept, a state of mind, which means making quality time for friends and colleagues to share a cup of coffee, or tea, and something to eat - often a cinnamon bun pastry, a ginger biscuit or a sandwich. Fika can happen at any time, morning as well as evening. It can be enjoyed at home, at work or in a café. It can be with colleagues, family, friends, or someone you are trying to get to know. In Sweden fika is a tradition observed frequently, often several times a day.

Eat, fika and enjoy organic coffee at Wayne's Coffee.

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Contacts:

Mr Mikael Komorowski, Vice-President Wayne’s Coffee China

Mobile: +189 1700 6440, email: Mikael.komorowski@waynescoffee.cn

Mr Mats Hörnell, CEO Wayne’s Coffee, Mobile Mobile: +46 73 813 99 00, email: mats.hornell@waynescoffee.com

Wayne’s Coffee

Wayne’s Coffee is an international chain of coffee shops with roots in Sweden that sets the standard for the modern European coffee shop concept – the very image of how, where and when we fika (Swedish for having a coffee) in the urban environment. The first Wayne’s Coffee shop opened in Stockholm in 1994. The chain currently serves 40,000 coffee shop guests every day and operates in nine countries. In 2016, Wayne’s Coffee became Sweden’s first KRAV-registered chain of coffee shops. 

Read more on www.waynescoffee.com

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