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Crussh launches 25p reusuable hot drink cup discount

15 Feb 2018 | By Emily Bright

In addition, customers using the healthy food & juice retailer’s resuable Ecoffee cup will get a free coffee….

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Health-conscious consumers drive record sales at H&B Subscription

15 Feb 2018 | By Helen Gilbert

  The retailer saw like-for-like sales increase 3.4% over Christmas and January, with nut roasts and Tofurky up by 25%

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Leon to open 20 outlets across UK, Europe and Middle East Subscription

13 Feb 2018 | By Emily Bright

HMSHost currently operates nine Leon locations in the UK and the Netherlands

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British Sandwich Association calls for cohesive recycling Subscription

08 Feb 2018 | By Emily Bright

BSA is also advocating a national recycling standard…

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Sweet Christmas for Hotel Chocolat Subscription

24 Jan 2018 | By Edward Devlin

Luxury chocolatier Hotel Chocolat has reported a sweet Christmas trading period as sales recorded a double-digit rise in the 13 weeks to 31 December.

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Food-to-go brands launch code of practice to slash sugar levels

17 Jan 2018 | By Emily Bright

McDonald’s, Greggs, Costa, Caffè Nero and Starbucks have all signed up to the code

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Eat 17 plans new openings in Hammersmith and Leytonstone Subscription

16 Jan 2018 | By Emily Bright

Eat 17’s latest stoe opened in Bishop’s Stortford in November…

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Coffee shops are one of the UK's strongest performing sectors Subscription

16 Jan 2018 | By Emily Bright

Allegra’s Project Café 2018 report found that the £9.6bn UK coffee shop market increased its turnover by 7.3% this year

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Veganism and partnerships to shake up food to go Subscription

15 Jan 2018 | By Emily Bright

Health and wellness would play a key role in product innovation in 2018

Tesco

Shine taken off record Christmas at Tesco by collapse of Palmer & Harvey Subscription

11 Jan 2018 | By Edward Devlin

Tesco and Waitrose have both managed to drive underlying sales growth over Christmas, but Marks & Spencer lost out to Aldi and Lidl as like-for-like food numbers declined. However, the shine was taken off Tesco’s results by the impact of the Palmer & Harvey collapse.

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Sainsbury's raises profits forecasts after record Christmas Subscription

10 Jan 2018 | By Edward Devlin

Sainsbury’s has lifted its profits expectations for the year after a record Christmas week, but the supermarket’s growth was held back by declining general merchandise sales as Argos struggled.

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PETA petition calls on Greggs to offer a vegan sausage roll

09 Jan 2018 | By Emily Bright

Greggs’ vegan offering currently includes potato wedges, mince pies, and soya milk

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Crawshaw shares sink as record Xmas week fails to halt decline Subscription

05 Jan 2018 | By Edward Devlin

Shares have crashed almost 8% in Crawshaw this morning after the value meat retailer revealed a heavy decline in underlying sales in December, despite a record week leading up to Christmas.

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MCA conference to explore potential of food to go

22 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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UK coffee shop market the fastest growing in Europe this year Subscription

21 Dec 2017 | By Emily Bright

Another 643 coffee shops opened in the UK this year to reach a total of 7,421 outlets

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Pret and Leon set to supply temporary homeless shelter at Euston

15 Dec 2017 | By Emily Bright

Network Rail announced on Monday that it would invite 200 homeless people for a Christmas dinner at Euston

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Compass Group launches two new coffee brands Subscription

15 Dec 2017 | By Emily Bright

The foodservice giant is rolling out value-focused Peak St and premium blend Crackle and Hum 

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Poundland 'bound' to be sold in 2018 Subscription

14 Dec 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Discount chain Poundland is “bound to be put up for sale” in the new year as its South African owner Steinhoff battles to survive after being rocked by an accounting scandal, retail analysts suggested.

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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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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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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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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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