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Product Bulletin...

Product Bulletin... Aurelia Wave from Nuova Simonelli officially launched... Britvic Ireland's Club Zero boosted... Turkey's tea exports grow.

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Allegra reports on 'burgeoning' iced drinks sector as UK sales hit £370m

Iced drinks sales across the £6.4bn specialised coffee shop sector reached £370m in 2017 and are set to grow by 18% in 2018, according to the latest Allegra World Coffee Portal’s study on the UK’s ‘burgeoning’ iced and blended drinks market.

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Fermented drinks 'explosion' predicted this year

Kombucha is forecast to be the health drink of 2018, with sales of the low sugar health tea 'exploding on the Australian market' - an increase of 700% over the last two years'.

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Product launches...

Product launches... Living sodas... Turmeric Latte... Teapigs iced teas... Fentimans' new tonics... Cuvee Coffee... Japan's hot for clear.

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Product launches...

In Product Launches this week... Luscombe's new mixer range... Drink Me Chai's 4D pop-up cafe showcases Superblends... Canton Tea’s ‘innovative’ Matchbox.

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Notes Coffee set to raise £1.2 for expansion

Notes Coffee is set to close its Crowdcube fundraiser, as it heads towards its predicted target of £1.2m, by Friday this week.

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Operators reduce food waste, cut costs and increase margins in sustainability drive

From using left-over milk to make yoghurt and sending bread crusts to brew beer, more and more operators are monitoring and reducing their food waste in a bid to become more sustainable and cut costs.

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Iced-coffee popular among younger drinkers

The iced-coffee boom presents strong potential among younger drinkers, with Mintel research revealing that 66% of UK 18-24-year-olds say that chilled coffee is a good alternative to sugary drinks.

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Alpro For Professionals' spotlights plant-based opportunities at European Coffee Expo

New research into the UK’s Retail Coffee Shop Market by the Allegra World Coffee Portal (2017) has shown that consumer interest in sustainability and ethical sourcing is at an all-time high.

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Nestle commits to 2025 target on packaging

Nestle aims to make 100% of its packaging recyclable or re-usable by 2025. Its vision is that none of its packaging, including plastics, ends up in landfill or as little.

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In Other News...

In other news…. businesses benefit from offering free water refills, shows research by Brita UK and Keep Britain Tidy... easyCoffee to raise £3m for further roll-out….Pret trials bottle deposit scheme….Starbucks partners with Public Health England….Operators warned over acrylamide regulations…

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Coffee sector could be next target in sugar tax clampdown

The coffee sector could find itself embroiled in the next sugar clampdown as campaigners and the Government are rumoured to be looking at drinks such as flavoured coffees and milkshakes.

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