Expert Opinion

Finding sites remains tough for independents

Independent coffee shop operators are facing an uphill challenge to open new sites, as tough competition on the high street shows no signs of abating, with the new and smaller businesses most likely to lose out, reports Michelle Perrett for Coffee Business World.

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Q&A with Ringtons’ head of tea, James Jobling

With the Tetley Tea Report being launched on February 8, Coffee Business World asked tea companies what were the highlights of 2017 for them, along with the challenges and opportunities for the year ahead. We begin this week with Ringtons’ head of tea, James Jobling.

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VIEWPOINT: Martin Kersh on the 'Latte Levy'

Why charge 25p a cup when the industry is willing to provide funding for recycling? This is the question posed by Martin Kersh, executive director of the Foodservice Packaging Association, a key contributor on national news programmes and radio earlier this month, when news of the ‘Latte Levy’ first broke.

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