Costa Espresso has revealed a partnership to promote Marks & Spencer (M&S) meals in shops and drive-thru websites from subsequent spring.
The transfer will possible be seen as constructing provide chain resilience following disruption to product availability throughout the quick meals sector in current months.
It could add greater than 30 merchandise, together with sandwiches and salads, to Costa’s personal meals providing.
The espresso chain has not been resistant to the availability chain difficulties skilled this 12 months as international transport is hit by sturdy demand.
The issues have been compounded by labour shortages – with the UK struggling notably from a scarcity of supply drivers and manufacturing employees.
Costa has beforehand blamed the HGV driver scarcity for weak shares of some merchandise.
Costa stated the vary of M&S merchandise, which might additionally embody sizzling meal packing containers and youngsters’s meals, could be accessible in additional than 2,500 of its shops throughout the UK in addition to by way of Drive-Through lanes.
It stated the vary would “construct on Costa’s present meals vary… to supply much more selection for purchasers.”
Neil Lake, Costa’s managing director for the UK and Eire, stated: “Following the current launch of our superb new festive menu, we’re delighted to deliver additional festive cheer by asserting a brand new meals collaboration with M&S Meals, launching subsequent 12 months.”
M&S, which loved a 2% rise in its share worth, stated the partnership would permit “many extra clients the chance to get pleasure from our big selection of scrumptious sandwiches, salads and snacks”.