Harris + Hoole expands London presence

HARRIS + Hoole, the coffee chain part-owned by Tesco, will open its first outlet in central London today inside a Tesco Metro at London Bridge as part of a push into the capital this year. The chain, which sparked controversy last year after it was revealed Tesco had a stake despite its independent guise, has 13 shops in London and the south east, and plans to open another 15 this year.