To be brutally honest, it can be hard to understand the Tesco-backed coffee chain Harris + Hoole. On one hand their parent company is actively scaling back their expansion – Tesco closed six stores earlier on this year due to poor trading figures – but they triumphed in the recent European Coffee Awards when they took home the gong for the Best Coffee Chain in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
You would imagine that the Harris + Hoole question could morph into a linger problem that haunts the corridors of Tesco HQ, a bit like the West Lothian Question is the topical spectre of British politics. The entity is obviously held in high esteem by those industry professionals who voted for the continental awards, but incoming revenue streams are quite hard to come by.
And now Harris + Hoole has recorded another annual loss.
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