All Hot Beverages articles – Page 3

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    Pushing the right buttons


    The UK’s love affair with coffee shows no sign of cooling down. Indeed, according to Mintel data, the UK’s coffee shop market has grown by 37% since 2011, rising from £2.4bn to £3.4bn. However, despite the perceived dominance of specialist coffee retailers, as many as 44% of Brits buy their ...

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    Denby Drinks launches Ciao Coffee Serving Stations


    Denby Drinks Company has launched its Ciao Coffee Serving Stations into the convenience sector. Together with its Mr Slush machines it says it now offers convenience retailers the ultimate hot and cold drinks solution. Steve Roy, managing director of Denby Drinks Company, commented: “We are delighted at the ...

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    Melitta wins three-year coffee contract from Roadchef


    Melitta Professional Coffee Solutions has secured a three-year contract to supply roast and ground coffee into Fresh Food Café and Restbite at Roadchef motorway service areas. Rolled out across April and May, Melitta’s fully branded speciality coffee offering – including a new iced beverage menu – will be featured ...

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    No break for coffee


    If you thought there were already more than enough Costa Coffee shops dotted all over the UK, you’d be mistaken. That’s because, according to Costa itself, its network plan "shows opportunity for at least 3,000 stores in the UK compared to just over 2,200 today". In addition, it has plans ...

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    Roasting success


    Coffee-to-go is a big success story for Hull-based Sewell on the go. The Top 50 Indie has 16 machines across its 12 sites with the busier sites having two or even three machines. Operations director, David Craven-Jones, explains: "Costa is a good fit for us and our customers love ...

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    Express delivery


    Earlier this year, Top 50 Indie the Chartman Group was named as the first independent retailer to install three Costa Express machines at one of its sites. And on the day the third machine was installed at the company’s Winning Post site just outside Exeter, the three machines served 350 ...

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    Sip Service


    The fact that Costa was recently named the Nation’s Favourite Coffee Shop brand for its fifth consecutive year (Allegra Project Café 15) came as no surprise to Vicky Nielsen from Cambuslang Service Station in Cambusland near Glasgow, as she says the coffee it serves is lovely. "We’ve had a Costa ...

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    Steaming ahead


    While the expansion of the coffee shop chains such as Costa and Starbucks is the main driver of coffee shop market growth, according to Allegra Strategies, it is consumers who will shape the future marketplace with their demands for premium coffee, any time, anywhere. And that is, of course, good ...

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    Brands mean growth


    With more people consuming hot beverages than a year ago, the £5.8bn market is showing no signs of slowing down. According to Allegra Strategies’ Project Café, an estimated one in five people now visit a coffee outlet on a daily basis, with figures showing that the morning period remains the ...

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    Beans bag profits


    A survey by coffee firm Douwe Egberts has found that Britons spend an astonishing £15,600 in coffee shops over a lifetime because they don’t know how to make lattes and cappuccinos at home. It found that 69% of the 2,000 people surveyed spent between £1 and £5 in coffee shops, ...