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World economic crisis forces German coffee roaster Tchibo to cut back

Germany's largest coffee roaster Tchibo has reacted to the world economic crisis with retrenchment and a new geographical focus.  It has closed its operations in France and the Netherlands and cut back on them in Britain (where it supplies supermarkets).  Instead it will focus on Eastern Europe.  In its core German market Tchibo has closed its chain of coffee shops which additionally sold other consumer goods.  For more, see here.

Posted by David Fahey on November 26, 2008 at 01:10 PM in Britain, Coffee, Drinking Spaces, France, Germany, Netherlands | Permalink