Costa launches summer menu
Costa Coffee has a new limited-edition summer menu with a range of cold brew drinks celebrating the British Summer.
Its Strawberry Cold Brew Coffee, combines coffee with a sprinkle of strawberry-sweetness, and is brewed in-store for 20 hours.
This is joined by the new Salted Caramel Latte, which is also available in dairy alternatives such as coconut and almond milk.
These join the Iced Flat White and Iced Latte, which are also on the menu.
Costa has also brought back its Frostinos, an ice-based blended drink with layers of toppings, which can be ordered with or without coffee. Variants include Mint Choc Chip, Strawberry & Cream Frostino, Salted Caramel Crunch or Belgian Chocolate. Fruit coolers are also ready for the summer and available in Mango & Passion Fruit, Red Summer Berries and Watermelon & Coconut.
Purezza alleviates single bottle use
Purezza, the chilled water tap system, is helping operators target sustainability.
James Elliott, Purezza business development manager, said using the system can alleviate the use and disposal of single use bottles.
“Most places, as well as buying a case of water at 60p to £1 a bottle, will have a single use. The glass bottle is thrown away and then they are charged to dispose of the waste,” he said.
“We offer glass resealable bottles which can be refilled using the Purezza water which it filtered.”
Peter Spanton Drinks launches two new premium flavours
Premium soft drinks producer Peter Spanton Drinks is expanding its range ahead of the key summer sales season with the launch of two new authentic flavours, Peter Spanton No. 2 Lemonade With Italian Bitters and Peter Spanton No.16 Cream Soda.
Peter Spanton No. 2 Lemonade With Italian Bitters is described by Spanton as “more Talented Mister Ripley in style than the sugary kids’ soda everyone knows."
Peter Spanton No.16 Cream Soda is a reimagining of the classic cream soda, originally patented as a temperance drink in Vienna, New Jersey in the 1850s.
Spanton said: “Consumers are seeking out authentic flavours, and they want to know that there’s a genuine story behind their drink.”
The two new products bring the core Peter Spanton Drinks range to nine, and are available in 200ml glass bottles in cases of 24.
Teapigs launches cold brew infusions
Teapigs has launched a new range of healthy cold brew infusions to capitalise on the summer trading and consumer demand for healthier drinks.
The new lychee & rose, cucumber & apple and lemon, lime & ginger are specifically designed to be brewed quickly in cold water.
The company has been working with cafes encouraging them to make jugs of iced teas, where they boil the water to make a concentrate, before chilling it down. But Teapigs said this can be challenging for some operators.
The fresh ingredients have no artificial sweeteners, no sugar and no artificial flavours.
Fentimans takes Rose Lemonade on the road
Fentimans is taking its Rose Lemonade on the road with a blush Land Rover that will be touring the length and breadth of the country from June until August. The brand awareness initiative will see it stop off at some of the UK’s top summer events along the way.
Fentimans is encouraging anyone who spots the Land Rover during the summer months to share their sightings on social media. Anyone who spots, snaps and shares their photos on Instagram will be entered into a prize-draw to win a weekend stay at the Paradiso Hotel in Ibiza.
Tango launches marketing campaign to back sugar-free
Britvic is rolling out a new marketing campaign to support its sugar-free Tango range. Titled ‘Sticky situation? Time to Tango’, the £1.2m campaign aims to portray humorous, awkward situations to drive awareness and relevance within the 16 – 24 year-old market.
The campaign will see one for TV and the other for cinema.
Rachel Astbury-Phillips, OOH commercial director at Britvic, said: “As consumer tastes shift, it’s important that we remain ahead of the curve. The next generation is increasingly attracted to health-conscious products which don’t compromise on flavour or the brand DNA which customers have come to trust.”
BeviLaNatura by Zerica to launch more products
BeviLaNatura by Zerica has a new addition to its prize-winning post-mix drinks system range and has more products in the pipeline.
The ultra-slim Kolumna H2O Touch dispensing unit occupies minimal counter-top space and is connected to an under-sink refrigeration unit.
The unit uses an interactive touchscreen similar to the other multi-award winning BeviLaNatura models.
Similar under-sink units are in the pipeline to dispense a variety of chilled drinks from juices to iced teas and iced coffee with a hot and cold total refreshment solution also on the way.
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