• Over two thirds of workers believe better coffee means a better workplace

    By Vending International on May 22, 2017
    New research by UCC Coffee UK & Ireland has shown that over two thirds of workers believe high quality coffee makes the workplace a better place to be. Its survey of 750 consumers showed that coffee quality is more important than having a supply close at hand, with only one fifth of workers saying they prioritise convenience over quality. Consumers’ […]
  • Trend continues for the consummate hot chocolate

    By Vending International on May 11, 2017
    Barry Callebaut Beverages UK has seen a steady rise in sales of one of its premium brands, Van Houten. The Van Houten selection, which provides 26 variants of chocolate products including Fairtrade, low sugar and white chocolate, sits at the pinnacle of the company’s product range. It is renowned for providing an indulgent and authentic chocolate drink with a conscience, […]
  • Has the office become the new coffee shop?

    By Vending International on April 19, 2017
    The Office Coffee Company has published the results of a survey that show that the office could soon become the new coffee shop. The UK’s coffee addiction is growing, with 70 million cups being consumed every year, and now the coffee shop could now be taking a hit as employers step up their game to provide delicious, rich coffee at […]
  • Public Health England publishes sugar reduction guidelines

    By Vending International on April 18, 2017
    Public Health England has reported that it will engage with all sectors of the food industry to reduce the amount of sugar in foods that contribute most to children’s intakes by 20% by 2020, with a 5% reduction in the first year. The initial focus will be on the top nine food categories that contribute the most to children’s sugar […]
  • Visitors to the London Coffee Festival learn a lot about coffee

    By Vending International on April 12, 2017
    At the London Coffee Festival (April 6 to 9), Brita Professional and Coffee Masters hosted a number of specially developed sessions to help operators understand water and its impact on the coffee recipe. Operators were taken through a bespoke tasting session by Rob Dunne, barista and founding partner/ director of Old Spike Roastery. This session enabled those attending to discover […]
  • New customer services administrator at Barry Callebaut Beverages

    By Vending International on March 15, 2017
    Barry Callebaut Beverages has appointed Laura Furlong as its new customer services administrator. With a background in customer service and marketing, accrued at home and abroad, Laura is a strong candidate who is expected to complement the team and develop her role going forward. As the first point of contact for all customers, Laura is responsible for managing any initial […]
  • First Milk agrees contract with Nestlé U&I

    By Vending International on March 14, 2017
      First Milk has supplied fresh British milk to Nestlé UK&I since 2003, in a relationship that has focused on building a long term sustainable supply chain for Nestlé’s confectionary and beverage businesses. CEO Mike Gallacher said: “Nestlé are a hugely important customer for First Milk and I am delighted to see this relationship renewed for the long term. Nestlé […]
  • Lincoln & York celebrates Rebekah’s new R-Grader status

    By Vending International on March 1, 2017
    The team at Lincoln & York is celebrating after Coffee Buyer and Taster, Rebekah Kettrick, became the first and only female Q Arabica and Q Robusta licensed coffee grader in Europe. At the UK’s first ever Q Robusta course, held at the end of 2016 in Edinburgh, Rebekah experienced a rigorous six days learning about the Robusta bean’s attributes and […]
  • JDE product deal leads to new business for Cambridge Vending

    By Vending International on March 1, 2017
    Jacobs Douwe Egberts (JDE) Professional has won a deal to supply Cambridge Vending with Douwe Egberts instant coffee supporting the initial conversion of over 25 machines to Douwe Egberts branded instant coffee machines plus rolling the product out across the rest of its machine park. The deal represents 3T of instant coffee annually for the coffee supplier. Cambridge Vending switched […]
  • Green tea and nuts predicted to perform well in 2017

    By Vending International on December 21, 2016
    Seeds, nuts and green tea have been highlighted in the fourth annual “What’s Trending in Nutrition” survey from Pollock Communications and Today’s Dietitian. The survey asked 1700 registered dieticians about their predicted top performing superfoods of 2017. Dietitians are attributing the latest shift in consumer food perception to the growing trend of “mindful eating,” a slower and more thoughtful approach to eating. Based on the survey, 49 […]