Soft Drinks

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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Product launches...

In product news this week….Lincoln & York launches Cold Brew coffee…. Eden Project launches compostable coffee capsules….Something & Nothing launches Cucumber Selzer soft drink

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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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Pret gives away 300k free drinks in biggest ever give-away

Pret A Manager gave customers 300,000 free drink tokens last week – its biggest ever give-away – as part of its ‘Make Someone Smile’ initiative. Each token, which can be redeemed against a hot or cold barista-prepared drink until April 30, went further than previous campaigns by encouraging customers to give their token to someone else as a ‘random act of kindness’.

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Farm Girl gets ready for expansion

The Farm Girl café group - which opened its first all day restaurant in Chelsea and is about to open its fourth site in London - is taking on a head of marketing, events and sales, to help with its “exciting plans for development and expansion over the coming months”.

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MONIN’s Bar Barista Challenge

Baristas and bartenders joined forces to create an innovative and new coffee-based cocktail at the Monin Bar Barista Challenge on Monday, March 12.

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In Other News...

This week In Other News… Future Shock findings show rising demand for soft drinks driven by healthy lifestyles… Caffe Nero reports sales and revenue growth plus store expansion… and BaxterStorey baristas scoop top places…

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Coffee shop within gastro pub opens

A new gastro pub with a 25-seater coffee shop has opened in the centre of Fleet, Hants, this week, the first such concept from the owners, an independent pub company called Aspley Pubs.

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