10 things you need to know about... hot beverages

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10 Things You Need To Know About... Hot Beverages

28 Sep 2016

For the next serving in our 10 Things… series, we’ve brewed up a steaming hot mug of news, views and research on hot beverages. Put kettle on! 

coffee pod machine

Nearly a third of Brits own a coffee pod machine

28 Sep 2016 | By Amy North

More Brits jump on the pod trend as sales as the capsules soar by a whopping 30%, exclusive research for The Grocer reveals

US: Black Tea Blending Kit

DIY coffee? Global innovations put hot drinks in your hands

28 Sep 2016 | By Maddie Maynard

We’ve searched the globe for some of the most exciting new launches in tea, coffee and beyond. Someone pop the kettle on…

Tetley's master tea blender

Video: Tetley's top tea taster on how to brew up growth

28 Sep 2016 | By Amy North

With sales of tea going cold, we sent our very own Amy North to Tetley HQ for a cuppa. How can growth be resurrected? 

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Infographic: How do Brits take their tea?

28 Sep 2016 | By Amy North

How does the national drink differ across Britain? We’ve teamed up with Harris Interactive to find out…

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Lidl buyer: Customers will pay for quality and convenience

28 Sep 2016 | By Amy North

We quiz Verena Alter from Lidl on what can be done to add value back into the hot beverages market. And whether tea pods are the future

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Reading the tea leaves: What does the future hold?

28 Sep 2016 | By Amy North

We’ve asked some of the market’s biggest players to gaze into their crystal balls to see what future has in store for the tea market

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Class divide: What your tea says about your social standing

28 Sep 2016 | By Amy North

Do the lower classes only drink builders’ tea or are they partial to a drop of herbal as well? Are those better off more likely to sup green tea? We find out…

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Coffee pods: Are manufacturers doing enough to recycle them?

28 Sep 2016 | By Amy North

With coffee pod sales on the rise, what are manufacturers doing to alleviate concerns over the recyclability of pods?

Nick Ward Cubo

Stuck on the shelf or the mind? How brands can get 'stickier'

28 Sep 2016

Many tea brands are getting left on the shelf in the price war. Cubo’s head of creative strategy Nick Ward explains how they can avoid this

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JJ Food Service launches Lavazza Coffee microsite

21 Nov 2017 | By Emily Bright

Customers can also register to attend a free coffee training session at Lavazza’s training centres…

Marcus Rashford, Romelu Lukaku & Juan Mata drink Melitta coffee

Melitta becomes Manchester United’s first coffee partner Subscription

20 Nov 2017 | By Ian Quinn

The German brand hopes to become a household name in the UK as a result of the deal

Bettys TV ad still, Xmas 2017

Bettys visits Enchanted Forest for first-ever TV advert Subscription

10 Nov 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

The commercial will make its debut tonight (10 October) during Emmerdale

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Tetley moves into squash aisle with functional range Subscription

14 Oct 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

Rolling out from November, the new range blends “real fruit juices with added vitamins”

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Costa Coffee holds technology event at Holborn HQ Subscription

05 Oct 2017 | By Emily Bright

Companies pitched ideas including 3D printing and autonomous vehicles to Costa executives

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Taylors of Harrogate Praline

Taylors of Harrogate - Praline Especial Brazil: acid test Subscription

05 Oct 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

This product is designed to tap shoppers’ desire for posh ground coffees offering “new and exciting flavours”

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Revealed: Why Brits are falling back in love with the cuppa Video

02 Oct 2017 | By Natalie Brown

Forget bogstandard tea, Brits are looking for ’qualitea’ as coffee shop culture spreads to the nation’s national brew

Turmeric latte

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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Party on! Hot beverages category report 2017 Video Subscription

01 Sep 2017 | By Natalie Brown

Tea is back on the up after five years’ decline as Brits buy up more weird & wonderful brews. Who’s cashing in?

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