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Costcutter Supermarkets Group category director, Mike Owen, believes coffee-to-go offers a great opportunity to drive basket sales across food-to-go throughout the day from breakfast to late night pit stops. "For some retailers food-to-go represents over 20% of sales, which clearly demonstrates the value of the category. Regardless of the time of day, there is always a demand for hot drinks and food-to-go.

Unilever relaunches 150-year-old tea brand Brooke Bond

Unilever is relaunching its Brooke Bond tea brand to celebrate its 150th anniversary.

Choose your brews

Paul Maxwell, marketing manager UK at Aryzta Food Solutions, says his company's partnership with Seattle's Best Coffee provides forecourt retailers with a range of self-serve solutions that delivers both "great-tasting hot drinks and a great customer experience".

product news: Clipper rolls out plastic-free tea bags

Clipper Teas, the ethical tea brand owned by Wessanen UK, has developed what it claims is the world’s first plastic-free, non-GM and unbleached heat-sealed tea bag.

product news: Mug Shot expands into soups

Instant snack brand Mug Shot is expanding into cup soup with Mug Shot Cup Soup.

Coffee's steaming ahead

You can't drive anywhere nowadays without seeing a giant Costa coffee cup standing outside a store. The brand's popularity seems to know no bounds as earlier this year Costa was named the 'Nation's Favourite Coffee Shop Brand' for the eighth year in a row. And according to Allegra, the firm behind the survey, this eighth win saw Costa galloping even further ahead of its rivals. As Forecourt Trader went to press, it was announced that Coca-Cola was buying Costa from Whitbread, so it will be interesting to see what plans the global soft drinks giant has for the firm.

Applegreen switches to full recyclable coffee cups

Top 50 Indie Applegreen has reinforced its environmental credentials by switching to using fully recyclable paper cups across its estate.

Applegreen switches to fully recyclable paper cup across estate

Top 50 Indie Applegreen has reinforced its environment credentials by switching to using a fully recyclable paper cup across its estate.

EasyCoffee secures backing for roll-out of 800 vending machines

EasyCoffee’s plan to roll out 800 vending machines nationally in the next year has been given a boost following a £10m investment by Stellar Asset Management.

Steam powered

Offering customers free coffee as 'bait' to get them onto your site is the way forward for the coffee-to-go market. That's the view of Jason McNally, chief executive of Simply Coffee.

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East132.3563.90140.80128.93
East Midlands132.1271.23141.73128.82
London131.70142.12129.26
North East130.66140.60128.17
North West131.39140.18128.47
Northern Ireland129.03134.10126.35
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Wales130.9855.70137.19127.82
West Midlands131.6066.90140.32129.05
Yorkshire & Humber131.2384.90140.57128.52

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