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Swiss Water launches European head office 

Swiss Water Decaffeinated Coffee is opening a European head office in Bordeaux, France and has appointed Emmanuel Dias as vice president trading, Europe.

Dias brings a background in coffee and cacao trade management, including roles with COFCO International and Touton SA.

Swiss Water said the European coffee market was currently outpacing the US in decaf coffee consumption.

“Swiss Water has been developing Europe for many years, however, significant changes in consumer preference for cleaner foods and a business marketplace that is questioning chemical residuals in coffee are presenting much greater opportunity now,” said Swiss Water ceo Frank Dennis. “

Dias added: “The opening of the European Office is another important step for Swiss Water, and I am thrilled to be part of this endeavour."

Coffee#1 could double in size 

Caffe Nero founder and group chief executive Gerry Ford has told Propel there is potential to at least double the size of Coffee#1 in the UK.

Caffe Nero acquired a 70% stake in Coffee#1 with Welsh brewer and retailer SA Brain, which had owned Coffee#1 since 2011, retaining 30%.

Ford said it would look to grow the 92-strong Coffee#1, which will remain a standalone business, outwards from its base across Wales, Midlands and southern England.

He told Propel: “In the short term, the next three to five years, our focus will be on growth in the UK. I’m not sure it can grow to the 750 sites Caffe Nero has in the UK but I think there’s potential to have a least double what we have now.”


Coffee cup recycling scheme launched in Glasgow

Keep Scotland Beautiful has launched Scotland's first coffee cup recycling scheme called The Cup Movement.

The movement in Glasgow is a trial initiative to stop single-use cups either going to landfill or ending up as litter.

The initiative has the support and backing of the Scottish Government, Glasgow City Council and some of the UK’s biggest brands including Costa Coffee, Greggs, McDonalds UK, Pret A Manger and Starbucks UK.

Environment secretary Roseanna Cunningham said: “I am delighted to be supporting the Cup Movement in Glasgow. With up to 500 million single-use cups being used in Scotland every year, we all need to do our bit to make sure they don’t end up littering our streets and our seas.”

Cup recyclers, Simply Cups, will lead on the collection and recycling service, giving cups a new lease of life by turning them into reusable products.


Lincolnshire tea and coffee merchant to expand

Stokes Tea & Coffee, a Lincolnshire tea and coffee merchant, has landed a six-figure finance package from HSBC UK to expand its wholesale business and service division, according to TheBusinessDesk.

The company, which has three cafés in Lincolnshire where it roasts and blends its own coffee, said it will use the HSBC UK finance to expand its wholesale business, which includes the sale of fine tea and coffee and equipment such as espresso machines, coffee grinders and filter machines.


Nestlé to disclose coffee suppliers in transparency move

Nestlé is to disclose its full list of coffee suppliers by mid-2019 as part of its transparency strategy.

The company has said it will disclose the list of suppliers in areas such as soya, meat (beef, pork, veal, lamb/mutton), hazelnuts and vanilla.

Magdi Batato, executive vice president, head of operations, Nestlé said:"By mid-2019, we will also publish the supply chain information for our other priority commodities, which include seafood, coconut, vegetables, spices, coffee, cocoa, dairy, poultry, eggs, cereals and sugar."


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