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Starbucks and Costa sign up to Refill free tap water campaign Subscription

13 Dec 2017 | By Emily Bright

The Refill initiative includes a free app that maps out refill stations

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UberEats and Leon link for 'fix up feast' hangover delivery Subscription

12 Dec 2017 | By Emily Bright

UberEats is giving away the first 200 orders for free when customers enter a promotional code…

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Subway to begin home delivery trial in 2018 Subscription

12 Dec 2017 | By Emily Bright

Greggs’ announced in October that it was partnering with UberEats for its first home delivery trial

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MCA conference to explore potential of food to go

11 Dec 2017 | By Emily Bright

Senior figures from Waitrose, Greggs and Itsu will reveal how to exploit the exponential growth of the food-to-go market

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Pret a Manger links with Roadchef for service station deal

08 Dec 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

New branches will open at Chester services on the M56 and Clacket Lane services on the M25 in spring…

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Pret a Manger to double reusable cup discount to 50p

08 Dec 2017 | By Emily Bright

The coffee chain will also explore adding china cups to more of its shops with seats

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Pret a Manger to double reusable cup discount to 50p

06 Dec 2017 | By Emily Bright

The coffee chain will also explore adding china cups to more of its shops with seats

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Retail sales rise in November but Black Friday fails to boost non-food Subscription

05 Dec 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

Retail sales were up 0.6% on a like-for-like basis in November according to the latest BRC- KPMG Retail Sales Monitor, but in-store sales of non-food items fell despite the Black Friday sales event.

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Fortnum & Mason credits record sales to tea and hampers Subscription

01 Dec 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Tea sales spiked by 18% and the luxury retailer’s hampers also enjoyed a strong year, with sales up by 15%

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Supermarket sushi hits £100m as Brits opt for healthy lunches Subscription

30 Nov 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Brits have splurged an extra £16m on supermarket sushi, pushing sales through the £100m mark for the first time

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Richard Hodgson to lead Yo Sushi following takeover of Bento

28 Nov 2017 | By Ronan Hegarty

He will replace Robin Rowland who has led Yo for 18 years

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Pret enjoys Tuesday success with Christmas drinks launch

27 Nov 2017 | By Emily Bright

GroundTruth said that Tuesday was the busiest day of the week for UK coffee shops…

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SSP sales hike sends shares soaring Subscription

24 Nov 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

Despite struggles in grocery and restaurants, food to go continues to go from strength to strength

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Yo Sushi eyes retail move after completing Bento Sushi deal Subscription

24 Nov 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

Yo Sushi is understood to be plotting a move into UK branded retail after buying a multi-platform Canadian contemporary

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Mary Portas urges Budget freeze on business rates Subscription

21 Nov 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Business rates bills from 1 April next year are set to rise by £1.15bn in England

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Starbucks slashes sugar levels in festive food and drink Subscription

21 Nov 2017 | By Emily Bright

The coffee chain has also slashed sugar levels by 22% in its honey & almond hot chocolate from 33.3g to 21.6g…

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Adelie Foods launches toastie range with Caffè Nero Subscription

20 Nov 2017 | By Emily Bright

Adelie’s grilling and freezing capability will facilitate the distribution of fresh toasties across the UK…

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Consumer spending to flatline over festive period Subscription

20 Nov 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

Spending by UK shoppers is set to slump in the run-up to Christmas as new research from Visa suggests consumer activity will be hit by weak wage growth and higher prices.

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Ichiba to launch food superstore at expanded Westfield London

15 Nov 2017 | By Emily Bright

The 17,400 sq ft flagship store will offer freshly prepared food including katsu curries, tempura and sashimi

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Pret to open new stores in US and European airports Subscription

15 Nov 2017 | By Emily Bright

The move is part of a deal with food and drink operator Autogrill

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Subway plans to open over 20 new stores on South Coast Subscription

14 Nov 2017 | By Emily Bright

It plans to grow its stores from 109 to 130 across Hampshire, East Sussex, West Sussex and the Isle of Wight

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City snapshot: Retail footfall slumps in run-up to Christmas Subscription

13 Nov 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

UK retail footfall fell by 2% year-on-year in October according to the BRC Springboard footfall and vacancies monitor – the largest rate of decline since the vote to leave the EU in June 2016. Plus sales jump but profits plunge at Carr’s Group and all the rest of the latest news from the City.

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Holland & Barrett under fire over mag advert rule Subscription

10 Nov 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Holland & Barrett has been accused of imposing an “outrageous” condition that its suppliers advertise in its in-store mag

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Antonio Carluccio: tributes paid as restaurateur dies aged 80

09 Nov 2017 | By Rachel Graham

Known as the ‘Godfather of Italian cooking’ Carluccio died on 8 November…

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Thorntons opens Derby concept store with café and chocolatier Subscription

02 Nov 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

The move is part of Ferrero’s multimillion investment in the Thorntons brand that began last year

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Pret's reusable coffee cup discount increase is a win-win

08 Dec 2017 | By Emily Bright

This is a perfect example of a chain listening to its customers

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The Christmas coffee shop drinks roadtest

07 Dec 2017 | By Emma Weinbren, Emily Bright

We check out this year’s wildest festive concoctions so you don’t have to

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Harrods revamps food hall for first time in 30 years

14 Nov 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

The store has unveiled a new roastery and bake hall that will make fresh coffee, pastries and bread in front of customers

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How food to go will tackle EU worker exodus Subscription

17 Oct 2017 | By Emily Bright

In lieu of clarity from the government, businesses are formulating a backup plan

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Autumn’s here, and the turmeric latte is upon us

26 Sep 2017 | By Anthony Myers

The coffee alternative has plenty of converts in the US, and now a cup of ’golden milk’ is coming to these shores as grab-and-go chains like Pret A Manger include it in its seasonal menu

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Can foodservice pay for provenance? Subscription

20 Sep 2017 | By Patrick McGuigan

Foodservice players are responding to demand for local sourcing, but is paying higher prices for provenance sustainable?

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You can't avoid the rating culture so embrace it

01 Sep 2017

It’s almost impossible to stop negative reviews but avoiding the online space altogether is not the answer

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Pun buns bring in the fun for Tang's edgy ramen fans

24 Aug 2017

 If you’re a fashionable London ramen bar, you need it to be a bit edgy in order to stay cool

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Who's set to reap the most from the food-to-go boom? Subscription

20 Aug 2017 | By Emily Bright

A new IGD report is predicting explosive growth for the sector

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Why KFC will benefit from ad backlash Video

02 Aug 2017 | By Joe Wade

KFC’s new ad has prompted numerous complaints from consumers. But the brand need not worry, says Joe Wade of Don’t Panic

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