Cooks Global Foods (Cooks)owns the international intellectual property and master franchising rights to the Esquires Coffee brand (excluding Australia and New Zealand).
In the UK, Ireland and China it directly operates and franchises Esquires Coffee stores; whilst in the Romania, Portugal, Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Pakistan, Indonesia and Canada it has master franchise agreements. It operates an in-house design company, Design Environments to ensure Esquires’ Organic, Fairtrade, natural, environmentally responsible, artisan and authentic core values are embedded in all Esquires stores.
Cooks also owns Scarborough Fair and Grounded Responsible Coffee, respectively a supplier of Organic and Fairtrade tea and coffee.
Cooks operates a JV company Crux Products Ltd to channel high quality products between New Zealand and China.
CGF operates in global markets and is listed on the NZAX market (NZAX: CGF).
Cooks Global Foods focuses on three fundamental business elements:
- Operations of the international footprint under the established Esquires Coffee Houses brand principally utilising a franchise model. Esquires uses exclusively organic and Fairtrade Coffee and delivers artisan style coffee through local people.
- Supply businesses in the food and beverage sectors to develop a self-managed and efficient distribution chain.
- Growth of the retail and supply sides of the group through a combination of organic growth, further acquisitions and the appointment of Master Franchises in new markets.
Esquires was founded in 1993 in Canada and has expanded steadily around the world since that time. From Vancouver to the UK and Ireland, throughout the Middle East and China the Esquires Coffee brand offers customers a unique Fairtrade and Organic beverage range in comfortable and modern surroundings. Over the years the brand has continuously evolved ensuring both customer satisfaction and fun profitable franchising partnerships worldwide.
Esquires currently are available in 9 countries and regions.
Where we are
Grounded Responsible Coffee
Grounded is a new retail range of fresh coffee, taking sustainability to the next level. All of our coffee is Climate Neutral, meaning we neutralize our carbon footprint by planting trees in some of the regions from which we source coffee, and in New Zealand; and it’s all certified 100% Organic and Fairtrade. The range includes whole coffee beans, plunger grind and Nespresso compatible capsules.
Tastes good, feels better!
Better for the planet
Better for people
Scarborough Fair was acquired in October 2013 and is a wholesaler of Organic and Fairtrade teas, coffees and chocolates. There are many synergies with the Scarborough Fair product range and the products sold through the Esquires Coffee Houses internationally.
Organic and Fairtrade
Where to find us
• Nearby Countdown and New World (New Zealand)
Crux Products started trading from July 2016 and has made steady progress and formed a long term development strategy.
To date, Crux has established a network of contacts with a number of high quality New Zealand food and beverage manufacturers. In addition to supplying wine, water, beer and squash into Chinese supermarkets, Crux is currently in advanced discussions with several suppliers to expand the range
Where to find us
Cooks Global Foods Office
Design Environments are a team of retail and hospitality design specialists with a commitment to delivering on time and on budget. As an integral unit and in-house retail interior designers for Esquires Cafes, they are responsible for much of the design and branding globally.
Design Environments offers the total package, including merchandising, point of purchase design, advertising and promotional activity and Project Management, assisting throgh all the compliance stages, councils, Fire and Engineering reports, Shopping Centre management negotiations and the tendering process.
Where to find us
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