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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.

EasyCoffee's PFS push

EasyCoffee is keen to push its coffee offer to forecourt retailers following a successful pilot stage and eight store openings across the UK. The company's CEO and co-founder Nathan Lowry said there had been considerable interest from potential franchisees, with the brand planning to open another 200 coffee shops in the next three years and having secured development partnerships with seven franchisees that have committed to delivering 50% of these.

Nathan Lowry (left), easyCoffee CEO & co-founder; and Nazir Ismail, director coffee to go
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easyCoffee targets forecourts

Easycoffee is keen to push its coffee offer to forecourt retailers following a successful pilot stage and eight store openings across the UK.

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Weekly retail fuel prices: 8 July 2019
RegionDieselLPGSuper ULUL
East131.8257.70138.44127.82
East Midlands131.33138.41127.59
London131.11140.01128.34
North East129.55137.90126.73
North West130.5757.70136.49127.08
Northern Ireland128.66138.90125.50
Scotland130.72134.34127.37
South East131.9757.90137.52128.38
South West131.2957.90137.34127.49
Wales130.27135.78126.66
West Midlands131.04138.64127.72
Yorkshire & Humber130.4384.90137.01127.30

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