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    Coffee’s still a goer

    2020-04-07T00:00:00Z

    In an exclusive survey of Top 50 Indie dealers, respondents ranked coffee-to-go as the second most important service for their forecourt store (after customer service), with 96% of dealers saying it was extremely or very important. Indeed such is its importance that it ranked ahead of a good convenience offer ...

  • Tchibo trials water refill station at award-winning forecourt
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    Tchibo trials water refill station at award-winning forecourt

    2020-03-30T00:00:00Z

    Tchibo Coffee Service is currently trialling a water refill station at Parkfoot Filling Station, West Malling, on its Smokin’ Bean coffee destination. The trial has developed from Tchibo’s aim to cut single-use plastic usage, which has seen it promoting the use of KeepCups for coffee. A trend has developed with ...

  • eXpresso Plus offers solution to backlash from tea drinkers
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    eXpresso Plus offers solution to backlash from tea drinkers

    2020-01-31T00:00:00Z

    A drinks-to-go supplier claims its slim-line PG tips machine can fill a gap in retailers’ drinks offer, following claims in The Sun that Shell suffered a consumer backlash after tea was removed from its Costa drinks machines. eXpresso Plus suggests its PG tips machine can sit next to existing coffee-to-go ...

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    PG tips unveils Cuppas Taste Better Together campaign

    2020-01-24T00:00:00Z

    PG tips is launching a new initiative ‘Cuppas Taste Better Together’ – its biggest campaign in five years. The Unilever brand will be working alongside mental health, community and wellness charities, Samaritans, Time To Change and The Big Lunch, to help reduce loneliness by bringing people together over a cuppa. ...

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    Frugalpac releases limited edition recyclable winter cup

    2019-12-06T00:00:00Z

    Frugalpac, the manufacturer of recyclable coffee cups made of recycled paper, has revealed a new limited edition ‘Winter Cup’ design featuring red and silver stars with gold branding. The Winter Frugal Cup offers a solution for operators and consumers seeking environmentally-friendly cups made from 100% recycled paper. Made from recycled ...

  • Disposables manufacturer widens its biodegradable range
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    Disposables manufacturer widens its biodegradable range

    2019-12-06T00:00:00Z

    Disposables manufacturer and supplier Herald is stocking up on biodegradables for 2020 as demand continues for a greener, disposable offering across the UK’s food-to-go outlets and high street chains. Herald is offering a range of sizes in its double wall hot paper cups, including 8 oz, 12 oz and 16 ...

  • Frugalpac introduces new recyclable cup
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    Frugalpac introduces new recyclable cup

    2019-10-18T00:00:00Z

    Frugalpac, the manufacturer of easily recyclable coffee cups, has introduced the Frugal Cup Linerless. Made from virgin paper, sourced entirely from sustainably accredited forests, the Frugal Cup Linerless is specially treated with a coating which makes it suitable for hot and cold drinks while still allowing the pulp to break ...

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    Espresso delivery

    2019-09-09T00:00:00Z

    Costcutter Supermarkets Group category director, Mike Owen, believes coffee-to-go offers a great opportunity to drive basket sales across food-to-go throughout the day from breakfast to late night pit stops. "For some retailers food-to-go represents over 20% of sales, which clearly demonstrates the value of the category. Regardless of the time ...

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    Unilever relaunches 150-year-old tea brand Brooke Bond

    2019-09-04T00:00:00Z

    Unilever is relaunching its Brooke Bond tea brand to celebrate its 150th anniversary. Brooke Bond was launched in 1869 with the aim of providing great-tasting tea at an affordable price. Fiachra Moloney, marketing director tea, Unilever UK I, said: “We’ve been in the tea business since the 1800s ...

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    Choose your brews

    2019-06-07T00:00:00Z

    Paul Maxwell, marketing manager UK at Aryzta Food Solutions, says his company’s partnership with Seattle’s Best Coffee provides forecourt retailers with a range of self-serve solutions that delivers both "great-tasting hot drinks and a great customer experience". A variety of self-serve coffee solutions, from counter-top machines to fixtures from ...

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    product news: Clipper rolls out plastic-free tea bags

    2018-11-02T00:00:00Z

    Clipper Teas, the ethical tea brand owned by Wessanen UK, has developed what it claims is the world’s first plastic-free, non-GM and unbleached heat-sealed tea bag. Every Clipper heat-seal tea bag now produced in Wessanen UK’s Dorset-based tea factory will be made from a natural plant-based material; a blend of ...

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    product news: Mug Shot expands into soups

    2018-10-12T00:00:00Z

    Instant snack brand Mug Shot is expanding into cup soup with Mug Shot Cup Soup. Mug Shot Soups are made with natural ingredients, are low in fat, contain less than 100 calories and are a source of both fibre and protein. The flavours available at launch are: Roast Chicken, Wild ...

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    Applegreen switches to full recyclable coffee cups

    2018-09-17T00:00:00Z

    Top 50 Indie Applegreen has reinforced its environmental credentials by switching to using fully recyclable paper cups across its estate. Applegreen is using the reCUP, which is made by CupPrint. These cups use EarthCoating, a fully recyclable lining engineered to be processed easily through traditional paper recycling equipment, which ...

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    Coffee’s steaming ahead

    2018-09-17T00:00:00Z

    You can’t drive anywhere nowadays without seeing a giant Costa coffee cup standing outside a store. The brand’s popularity seems to know no bounds as earlier this year Costa was named the ’Nation’s Favourite Coffee Shop Brand’ for the eighth year in a row. And according to Allegra, the firm ...

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    Applegreen switches to fully recyclable paper cup across estate

    2018-08-22T00:00:00Z

    Top 50 Indie Applegreen has reinforced its environment credentials by switching to using a fully recyclable paper cup across its estate. Applegreen is using the reCUP recyclable paper cup, which is made by cup manufacturer CupPrint. The new recylable cups use EarthCoating, a fully recyclable lining engineered to be processed ...

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    product news: PG tips adds PMPs to The Tasty Decaf range

    2018-08-10T00:00:00Z

    PG tips is adding two new price-marked packs to The Tasty Decaf range. PG tips developed The Tasty Decaf to bring taste back to decaf tea, in direct response to consumer feedback. Decaffeination can often result in a weak and unsatisfying cuppa. PG tips The Tasty Decaf uses a ...

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    EasyCoffee secures backing for roll-out of 800 vending machines

    2018-07-06T00:00:00Z

    EasyCoffee’s plan to roll out 800 vending machines nationally in the next year has been given a boost following a £10m investment by Stellar Asset Management. The coffee chain - part of the ‘easy’ family of brands that includes EasyJet - has enjoyed rapid growth since it launched in 2016 ...

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    Steam powered

    2018-06-07T00:00:00Z

    Offering customers free coffee as ’bait’ to get them onto your site is the way forward for the coffee-to-go market. That’s the view of Jason McNally, chief executive of Simply Coffee. "Simply Coffee has developed a new cost-neutral programme which enables the retailer to dramatically increase the store’s net margin, ...

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    EasyCoffee’s PFS push

    2018-05-23T00:00:00Z

    EasyCoffee is keen to push its coffee offer to forecourt retailers following a successful pilot stage and eight store openings across the UK. The company’s CEO and co-founder Nathan Lowry said there had been considerable interest from potential franchisees, with the brand planning to open another 200 coffee shops in ...

  • easyCoffee targets forecourts
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    easyCoffee targets forecourts

    2018-04-25T00:00:00Z

    Easycoffee is keen to push its coffee offer to forecourt retailers following a successful pilot stage and eight store openings across the UK. The company’s CEO and co-founder Nathan Lowry said there had been considerable interest from potential franchisees, with the brand planning to open another 200 coffee shops ...