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eXpresso Plus offers solution to backlash from tea drinkers

A drinks-to-go supplier claims its slim-line PG tips machine can fill a gap in retailers’ drinks offer, following claims in The Sun that Shell suffered a consumer backlash after tea was removed from its Costa drinks machines.

PG tips unveils Cuppas Taste Better Together campaign

PG tips is launching a new initiative ‘Cuppas Taste Better Together’ – its biggest campaign in five years. The Unilever brand will be working alongside mental health, community and wellness charities, Samaritans, Time To Change and The Big Lunch, to help reduce loneliness by bringing people together over a cuppa.

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Herald's Bagasse range
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Disposables manufacturer widens its biodegradable range

Disposables manufacturer and supplier Herald is stocking up on biodegradables for 2020 as demand continues for a greener, disposable offering across the UK’s food-to-go outlets and high street chains.

Frugalpac releases limited edition recyclable winter cup

Frugalpac, the manufacturer of recyclable coffee cups made of recycled paper, has revealed a new limited edition ‘Winter Cup’ design featuring red and silver stars with gold branding.

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Frugalpac introduces new recyclable cup

Frugalpac, the manufacturer of easily recyclable coffee cups, has introduced the Frugal Cup Linerless.

Espresso delivery

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".

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.

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