Barista Bar has sealed a £2.5 million ($3 million) agreement with CJ Lang & Son, as stated by World Coffee Portal, to extend its reach within Spar convenience store outlets in Scotland.
CJ Lang & Son is the proprietor of the SPAR convenience store chain in Scotland and currently manages a network of over 300 SPAR stores throughout the country.
In accordance with the terms of the agreement, Barista Bar will deploy its self-service coffee machines in 104 SPAR stores located in Scotland.
Additionally, the self-service coffee machines will also be rolled out at independent retailers’ establishments.
With this latest expansion, Henderson Foodservice, the company that initiated Barista Bar in 2015, will now have a total of 730 units across the United Kingdom.
Henderson Foodservice commercial and development director Mark Stewart-Maunder was quoted by World Coffee Portal as saying, “Two years ago, our foodservice company invested over £6m ($7.3m) into Barista Bar to upgrade the brand and machinery to produce a stand-out product that has had a hugely positive impact on our retailers’ sales and footfall.
“We look forward to CJ Lang & Son’s stores and independent retailers experiencing this boost as we continue to show the benefits of a high-quality food and coffee-to-go offering within convenience retailing.”
Barista Bar is also gearing up to broaden its coffee offerings through the upcoming launch of the Barista Bar Planted concept.
Last October marked the installation of the first Planted machine at SPAR Queen’s University in Belfast.