Tea

Big Interview: Coaching Inn Group

The Coaching Inn Group, the chain of 14 inns situated in market towns across the UK, is set to launch an afternoon tea proposition following its “enormous” success with its morning coffee offer. Kate Oppenheim caught up with CEO Kevin Charity to find out more.

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YOTEL seeks coffee and tea partner for expanding global hotel chain

Affordable, luxury hotel brand YOTEL is looking for a coffee and tea partner to help create a branded hot drink offering across its global and growing chain of hotels.

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Big Interview: Boston Tea Party

Boston Tea Party’s (BTP) announcement that it's to ban disposable cups became the 4th most read story on BBC News. This week, in the aftermath of the “mind-blowing” TV, radio, press and social media coverage, the Bristol-based chain of 21 coffee shops is getting down to the business of securing its £1m hot drinks’ take-away trade.

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Ringtons partners Fresh Element in tea and coffee supply deal

Hospitality group Fresh Element has partnered with tea and coffee supplier Ringtons, in a deal that sees Ringtons Beverages for Business, its out-of-home division, exclusively supply tea, coffee, training and barista machinery to all four venues in their north-east heartland.

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In Other News...

In Other News... this week: Alastair Storey declared hospitality's most powerful person; Starbucks' Willy Wonka-esque roastery pulls in customers; Red telephone box gets new lease of life as coffee kiosk; Tea survey reveals office works shirk their hot drink making duties; Takeway delivery market worth £4.2b; 2018 is the year of coffee, says report...

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Product launches...

In product news this week…. Coca-Cola cuts sugar in Capri-Sun….Newby Teas launches Royal Wedding teas…

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To fairly trade or Fairtrade – that’s the question…

Sainsbury’s has hit the headlines again over its ‘Fairly Traded’ scheme, after the Advertising Standards Association (ASA) ruled a tea ad was “misleading”. With an ongoing campaign against its withdrawal from the Fairtrade Foundation scheme in favour of its own, and the fact that other companies are choosing to go down their own ethical paths, we ask if this latest chapter is just a storm in a teacup, or is it time for fairer fair-trade?

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Tea Workshop Theatre comes to European Coffee Expo

As excitement mounts about European Coffee Expo, another not-to-be-missed feature has been added to the show. With tea’s rise in popularity, The Tea Workshop Theatre, in association with the UK Tea Academy, has been added to the line-up and will include inspirational sessions from both the Academy and leading tea suppliers.

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Q&A with Dragonfly

Dragonfly Tea from Tea Times Trading - an independent British family company with a passion for sharing authentic, delicious and often rare teas from around the world – launched in 2001 and has played a role in kick-starting the UK’s tea green movement. Here Coffee Business World talks to Patrick Busse managing director of Tea Times Trading to find out more.

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ECE’s experts debate if coffee-only offer is sustainable in London

A coffee-only offer is no longer feasible in London, as businesses face ever-rising costs and need to drive up average transaction values, through sales of more food and alcohol, declared leading independent operators on the Steering Panel of European Coffee Expo, who met at Fernandez & Wells in Somerset House, London, last week to discuss key aspects of the show and help determine conference content.

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Rapid expansion for TY

TY, formerly known as Timberyard, the ‘workspace fused with speciality tea and coffee’, is looking to expand the business over the next four to five years by opening eight new sites.

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Afternoon tea opportunities for cafes as Mother's Day valued at £1.4b

Mother’s Day (Sunday, March 11) is an ideal opportunity for specialist tea retailers and cafes to put together packages to treat mums – and with the total retail spend on Mother’s Day in 2017 valued at almost £1.4 billion in the UK, there’s room for everyone to get a slice of the cake.

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