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John Mills, Keith Spicer MD

John Mills appointed MD of tea supplier Keith Spicer

27 Jul 2014 | By Daniel Woolfson

Keith Spicer has appointed John Mills as its new MD…

mr big

Mr Big joins Caffè Latte range as Emmi offers 370ml cappuccino Subscription

26 Jul 2014 | By Kevin White

Chilled coffee brand Emmi Caffè Latte is targeting men with a larger, 370ml version of its cappuccino drink…

Nespresso coffee capsule cafe pod

CaféPod to extend Nespresso-compatible into direct selling Subscription

11 Jul 2014 | By Vince Bamford

Nespresso-compatible coffee capsule supplier CaféPod is making its first foray into selling direct to consumers…

Tea crops

Tea suppliers back global training scheme for smallholders

18 Jun 2014 | By Beth Brooks

Big name suppliers are backing the rollout of a training programme designed to help smallholder tea farmers increase their yields and modernise production.


Teapigs offers matcha trio of green teas

15 Jun 2014 | By Arabella Mileham

Upmarket tea brand Teapigs has expanded into ready-to-drink products with three fruit-flavoured green teas…

Jason Cotta

Costa MD's taskforce calls for long-term high street plans

31 May 2014 | By Ian Quinn

A government taskforce led by Costa Coffee MD Jason Cotta has called on towns to launch new five-year plans…

typhoo tea

Typhoo sues Keith Spicer over claims about quality of its tea

24 May 2014 | By Guy Montague-Jones

Typhoo is suing Keith Spicer, claiming the rival made false accusations about the quality of its tea to retailers…

Black Sheep Coffee Robusta Revival

Black Sheep launches 100% fine Robusta bean coffee

18 May 2014 | By Simon Creasey

Black Sheep Coffee has launched what it claims is the UK’s first 100% fine Robusta bean coffee…

decadent decaff

Decaffeinated coffee market gets kick of NPD

18 May 2014 | By Arabella Mileham

Suppliers are looking to revive the declining and “commoditised” decaf coffee market with artisan products…


Charbrew fruit and herbal teas enter Holland & Barrett

18 May 2014 | By Lisa Riley

Premium fruit and herbal tea brand Charbrew has secured its first listing with Holland & Barrett…

Graeme Karavis

Graeme Karavis vows stronger future for tea as Tetley MD

17 May 2014 | By Thomas Hobbs

Tetley has appointed Graeme Karavis to the newly created role of MD for the UK and Ireland…

Branston relish group

Branston gets its first NPD since Mizkan acquisition

11 May 2014 | By Arabella Mileham

Mizkan is launching its first Branston NPD since acquiring the brand from Premier Foods in 2012…

Coffee beans

Microground coffee debut for Sainsbury's, Co-op

11 May 2014 | By Arabella Mileham

Sainsbury’s and The Co-op Group are launching own-label lines into the booming micro-ground coffee market…


PG Tips Monkey to appear on new clothing ranges

11 May 2014 | By Vince Bamford

PG Tips mascot Monkey is to feature on two new clothing ranges…

asda coffee

Asda turns 70 in-store cafés into Seattle's Best Coffee areas

10 May 2014 | By Thomas Hobbs

Asda has completely rebranded 70 of its in-store cafés as Seattle’s Best Coffee areas…

Douwe Egberts flavoured coffees

Mondelez and Douwe Egberts agree coffee mega-merger

08 May 2014 | By Vince Bamford

Mondelez International – owner of brands including Carte Noire and Kenco – is to merge its coffee business with Douwe Egberts owner DE Master Blenders 1753.

Nescafe First Harvest

Nescafé rolls out Gold Blend 'gift tree' coffee

13 Apr 2014 | By Guy Montague-Jones

Nescafé is launching a limited-edition Gold Blend made with the first coffee from trees it gave farmers in Colombia…

Mullerlight Skinny Cappuccino

Müllerlight gets Skinny Cappuccino limited edition

13 Apr 2014 | By Julia Glotz

Müller is bringing the coffee shop trend to the yoghurt aisle with a new Skinny Cappuccino variant for Müllerlight….

PG Tips Green Tea

PG Tips pushes fruit herbals and green teas with £5m campaign Video

09 Apr 2014 | By Vince Bamford

PG Tips is launching a £5m push for its new Fruit Herbal and Green tea range.

Coffee Festival coffees

Nespresso-compatible ranges star at London Coffee Festival

06 Apr 2014 | By Vince Bamford

New Nespresso-compatible ranges were among the products unveiled at the London Coffee Festival this week…

Twinings everyday tea

Twinings tea impulse distribution now handled by SHS

06 Apr 2014 | By Vince Bamford

Impulse-channel distribution of Twinings tea is now being handled exclusively by SHS Sales & Marketing…

Julius Menil coffee

Luxury Viennese coffee brand Julius Meinl lands in UK

03 Apr 2014 | By Arabella Mileham

A luxury Viennese coffee brand is launching in the UK, targeting independent retailers and high-end foodservice.

Sainsbury's all-women grown coffee

Sainsbury's lists coffee grown by all-women co-operative

09 Mar 2014 | By Lisa Riley

Sainsbury’s has launched an ethical coffee grown by women – the first mainstream listing for such a product…

Harris + Hoole

Harris + Hoole coffee chain to add 500 staff in expansion

02 Mar 2014 | By Richard Ford

Harris + Hoole, the coffee chain part owned by Tesco, is to embark on a major expansion in the South East.

Nature Valley with Typhoo tea

Nature Valley kicks off Typhoo tea cross-promo

20 Feb 2014 | By Vince Bamford

Cereal bar brand Nature Valley has teamed up with Typhoo to give consumers free tea bags.

Focus On Hot Beverages

More tea, pharaoh?

23 Jul 2014 | Updated: 24 Jul 2014 | By Jon Yeomans

Pyramid tea bags are better than round, we learnt this week.

taylors rhubarb sweet tea

Taylors of Harrogate Sweet Rhubarb Tea

03 Jul 2014

Everyday tea has gone off the boil of late, and suppliers have looked to add value to the category with products including green teas and fruit infusions.

coffee shops cover story

Coffee cost rises as tea falls but a different story in store Subscription

06 Jun 2014 | By Vince Bamford

Beverage producers are likely to have been paying more for coffee and less for tea this year…


Sainsbury's success has come from staff continuity

03 May 2014 | By Beth Brooks

Sainsbury’s reshuffled its senior team this week, giving new roles and responsibilities to seven directors…

Kiev Ukraine

Ukraine crisis raises fears of another grain price hike Subscription

10 Mar 2014 | By Guy Montague-Jones

The deepening crisis in Ukraine sent grain prices soaring this week…

Tea Crops

Tea 2030: a model of collaboration for sustainability Subscription

23 Feb 2014 | By Sally Uren

Last Thursday saw the launch of The Future of Tea – A Hero Crop for 2030, the first output from Tea 2030…

Paddy & Scott's

Coffee supplier Paddy & Scott's ramps up retail clout

23 Feb 2014 | By Arabella Mileham

Coffee supplier Paddy & Scott’s has revamped its range and look in a drive to build its retail presence…

Nestlé can gain from Mondelez’s pods

20 Feb 2014

Nestlé may yet find that Mondelez’s move into the category provides a very interesting uplift in sales…

coffee beans

Arabica prices rise on the back of dry Brazilian weather Subscription

14 Feb 2014 | By Julia Glotz

The price of arabica coffee continues to rise, gaining nearly 20% over the past month…

Tea Crops

Tea players warn of pressures on crops Subscription

14 Feb 2014 | By Vince Bamford

Tea faces crop shortages and soaring prices unless the entire supply chain works together to support the industry…

Nespresso pods

Pods become hot (and cold) stuff

13 Feb 2014 | By Vince Bamford

Nestlé could be forgiven for feeling a little bitter this week. For years, it had jealously – and successfully – kept its Nespresso coffee pod…

Nespresso Clooney

A Mondelez cuckoo lays its pods in Nespresso's nest Subscription

07 Feb 2014 | By Vince Bamford

With big guns joining the Nespresso-compatible pod market, how can the Apple of the coffee world defend its premium position?

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