Tea

Speciality driving out-of-home tea growth

Healthy and speciality teas are driving growth in the out-of-home tea sector, but operators have work to do if they’re to convince consumers that drinking tea away from home is good value for money, says Allegra World Coffee Portal’s market-leading report into the out-of-home tea market.

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UKHospitality seeks employment framework fit for 21st century

UKHospitality, the trade body that counts Caffe Nero and Patisserie Valerie among its members, has called on the Government to ensure that employment in the UK has a modern framework that is fit for the 21st century.

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In Other News…

In Other News… Experience-led outlets show resilience, as Local Data Company reports slowdown in leisure sector, the first since 2012... Teapigs goes plastic free at HQ... Italian Beverage Company launches 'profit boosting' summer favourites... Hasbean brews coffee beer with Weird Beard Brewing Co.

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Operators ‘miss a trick’ with tea

Serving a ‘cheap paper tea bag’ is like serving your coffee customers instant, says world renowned tea specialist Jane Pettigrew BEM, who predicts nitro tea is set to come to the UK.

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Teapigs marked out for being plastic-free

Teapigs is proudly sporting its new Plastic-Free Trust Mark from A Plastic Planet on all its new packaging, including Meghan Markle’s favourite brew - Teapigs’ liquorice and peppermint.

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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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