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Crussh to open at Paddington Station as part of SSP deal Subscription

19 Apr 2018 | By Emily Bright

The new sites will have the Crussh Fit Food & Juice Bars classic menu

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Whitbread under pressure to spin off Costa Coffee Subscription

19 Apr 2018 | By Emily Bright

Whitbread under pressure from US investor to spin off Costa Coffee chain

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Pret a Manger rebuked by ASA over 'natural' ingredients ads Subscription

18 Apr 2018 | By Emily Bright

Pret a Manger rebuked by ASA over ‘natural’ ingredients ads

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Nearly a quarter of Brits take less than 15 minutes for lunch Subscription

17 Apr 2018 | By Emily Bright

Research commissioned by restaurant chain Wagamama found only 13% of those surveyed took an hour-long lunch break

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Retailers suffer worst drop in footfall since 2010 Subscription

16 Apr 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Footfall was down 6% year on year in March, with the high street seeing an 8.6% drop

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Aramark strikes 10-year partnership with Jamie Oliver Subscription

16 Apr 2018 | By Emily Bright

Aramark strikes 10-year partnership with Jamie Oliver

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Soft drinks levy 'should be extended to sugary coffees' Subscription

13 Apr 2018 | By Emily Bright

The NOF said the move would encourage OOH outlets to switch to sweeteners rather than sugar

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Pret partners with Chilly's on reusable bottles

12 Apr 2018 | By Emily Bright

With three different designs exclusive to Pret, the 500ml bottles keep drinks cold for 24 hours and hot for 12 hours

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Scottish retailers 'hardest hit' with store closures Subscription

11 Apr 2018 | By Emily Bright

PwC research compiled by the Local Data Company showed almost 300 high street retail closures in Scotland

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Selfridges stops selling plastic carbonated drinks bottles

10 Apr 2018 | By Marianne Calnan

Store was first retailer to replace single-use plastic water bottles with alternatives in January 2015

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Hotel Chocolat launches eco-friendly reusable shopping bags

10 Apr 2018 | By Marianne Calnan

The move is part of its strong sustainability and ethical production commitments

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KFC still dealing with availability fallout

28 Mar 2018 | By Andrew Don

Some restaurants this week remained closed while others were operating from a limited menu…

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McDonald's to trial paper straws in effort to cut plastic

28 Mar 2018 | By Emily Bright

WWF predicts that the UK alone will use 42 billion straws this year

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UK retail sales return to growth in February Subscription

22 Mar 2018 | By Andrew Don

The rising cost of goods boosted retail sales in February according to the Office of National Statistics, with value sales growth significantly outpacing volume increases in purchases compared with the previous month.

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Percol Coffee to open sustainable pop-up in London Subscription

21 Mar 2018 | By Emily Bright

Percol Coffee to open sustainable pop-up in London

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Coffee chain MangoBean rescued from administration Subscription

14 Mar 2018 | By Alec Mattinson

North-East based national coffee chain MangoBean Coffee has been rescued from administration, safeguarding all jobs at its Newcastle-upon-Tyne head office.

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Grimsey to present government with new high streets probe Subscription

13 Mar 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Grimsey published his first high streets review in 2013…

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Coffee cup debate: government shies away from 'latte levy'

12 Mar 2018 | By Emily Bright

Coffee cup debate: government shies away from ‘latte levy’

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City snapshot: Retail footfall falls again in February Subscription

12 Mar 2018 | By Alec Mattinson

Retail footfall declined by 0.5% in February according to the latest BRC – Springboard footfall and vacancies monitor, though this latest decline marked an improvement on recent falls in shopper numbers. Plus, consumer spending made its weakest start to the year since 2012 and all the rest of the latest news from the City.

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KFC returns to Bidvest after chicken supply crisis Subscription

09 Mar 2018 | By Andrew Don

The fast-food chain had egg on its face after axing Bidvest in favour of DHL

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Starbucks gets behind PHE's calorie campaign

08 Mar 2018 | By Emily Bright

Starbucks will also introduce the PHE’s One You campaign focused menu board

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AMT Coffee attains Fair Tax Mark certification Subscription

07 Mar 2018 | By Andrew Don

Other businesses to have secured the accreditation include the Co-op, Lush Cosmetics and Richer Sounds

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Theresa May gives thumbs-up to shop-to-home conversions Subscription

06 Mar 2018 | By Andrew Don

The Portas Review of 2011 called on the government to address the restrictive aspects of the ‘Use Class’ system…

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Compass UK barista academy set up to drive up coffee quality

05 Mar 2018 | By Emily Bright

Applications are now open to all baristas in the company, with the chance to win the title of master barista

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KFC allows franchisees to buy approved items from Booker

02 Mar 2018 | By Andrew Don

KFC, still struggling with its new distribution arrangements, has given its franchisees freedom to purchase items from Booker

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The evolution of the European food hall Subscription

22 Mar 2018 | By Megan Tatum

Food halls are back in town, with a surge of new openings in the UK following the burgeoning trend in Europe and the US. And the modern take on the hallowed halls of the past is all about the experience

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Curse of the zombie asset

01 Mar 2018

Sir, Numerous column inches have been devoted to the mounting pressures facing casual dining

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Romance on the cheap for Valentine's Day

07 Feb 2018

As Valentine’s Day looms, couples across the country are romantically readying their wallets and purses

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The ailing high street needs rapid solutions, not a blame game Subscription

29 Jan 2018 | By Ian Quinn

A raft of retailers including Debenhams, Mothercare, and Carpetright are among those to issue profit warnings after poor trading

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Are we a nation of foodies? Not when it comes to scratch cooking

24 Jan 2018 | By Emma Weinbren

Despite the much talked-about rise in scratch cooking, the ready meals market is still growing, according to latest reports …

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Coffee industry reacts to 'latte levy' environment report Subscription

05 Jan 2018 | By Emily Bright

MPs calling for a 25p charge for consumers using disposable cups

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Students get a brain booster from Domino's

03 Jan 2018

Domino’s has developed a way to beat the Brexit brain-drain, shoring up the skills of our students

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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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