• HRC to host The UK Coffee in Good Spirits Championships

    By Vending International on January 17, 2020
    The Hotel, Restaurant & Catering (HRC) event is, for the first time, partnering with The Speciality Coffee Association (The SCA UK) to host the UK Coffee in Good Spirits Championship (UKCiGS) and UK Brewers Cup Championship (UKBrCC) from March 3 to 5 at ExCel in London. The SCA UK represents UK-based members of the SCA. Its primary aim is to organise […]
  • Most coffee operators will to pay more to supplier offering sustainability benefits

    By Vending International on January 9, 2020
    In recent years the issue of sustainability has come to the forefront of the coffee industry, but recent research has found that as consumer demand grows, the industry is still facing numerous barriers to going green. According to new, independent research by BRITA Professional on the opinions of coffee operators, almost all (97%) believe that sustainability credentials are important to […]
  • Top barista named as Lavazza hosts first-time competition

    By Vending International on December 5, 2019
    Italian coffee brand Lavazza hosted its first-ever barista competition, the Lavazza UK Barista Championships 2019, at the Ham Yard Hotel in London. The event put six top baristas from some of London’s finest hospitality locations to the test, with Kumar Ghale from Côte Restaurants coming out on top. Kumar surpassed the other talented contenders to be named as Lavazza’s UK Barista Champion 2019. As part of his […]
  • Schaerer AG prepares Zuchwil production facilities for increasing demands of the world market

    By Vending International on November 13, 2019
    Spurred on by the increasing worldwide demand for professional coffee solutions, Schaerer AG is on an expansion course. In addition to the traditional sales markets in Switzerland and Europe, the Swiss-made coffee machine technology and the extensive coffee expertise of the Swiss company are in particular demand in the US and Asia – the regions which are driving the growth. […]
  • Lavazza launches compostable capsules

    By Vending International on November 12, 2019
    Lavazza has launched its 100% industrially compostable coffee capsules allowing consumers to enjoy a guilt-free daily cup of coffee. According to research by Lavazza, more than a third of people in the UK admit to throwing their used coffee capsules into the bin because they don’t know how to properly dispose of them. Consumers today are confused about what can […]
  • Nestlé Professional creates new UK partnership with Manchester City

    By Vending International on November 7, 2019
    Nestlé Professional and Manchester City Football Club, announce today a multi-year UK partnership. As the official coffee, vegan and vegetarian partner of Manchester City, Nestlé Professional, will work with the club to provide new opportunities for its customers across strategic channels. The collaboration will deliver engaging content, match day activations, promotions, rewards and events designed to push the boundaries of innovation and […]
  • Selecta Sweden signs strategic agreement with OKQ8

    By Vending International on November 6, 2019
    Selecta, Europe’s route-based unattended self-service retailer, has signed a significant strategic agreement with OKQ8 in Sweden to offer Starbucks on the go coffee throughout the country. The agreement will offer OKQ8, Sweden’s leading fuel supplier, access to Starbucks on the go across its fuel stations within the country, offering customers a Starbucks experience through its range of classic brewed coffees, cappuccinos, teas and other […]
  • Hot chocolate powder gets a luxury twist with new Thorntons Launch

    By Vending International on August 23, 2019
    Ferrero Foodservice has launched Thorntons Luxury Hot Chocolate Powder, that expects to raise the standard for powdered hot chocolate out-of-home.   With the latest independent research showing a real disparity between key markets and the hot chocolate experience on offer, the launch brings a golden opportunity for operators to boost their offering with the backing of 100 years of Thorntons quality […]
  • Eversys announces the establishment of UK and Irish operations

    By Vending International on August 5, 2019
    With its continued growth in the world’s coffee equipment market, Swiss manufacturer Eversys, has announced the opening of its newest division, Eversys UK. The deal consolidates the existing partnership between Eversys SA and Evertec – a UK and Ireland based coffee equipment servicing company. The new operation will be based near Gatwick airport, with offices, workshops and showrooms dedicated to […]
  • Lavazza announces new global gastronomy ambassadors

    By Vending International on July 11, 2019
    Lavazza continues to collaborate with some of the world’s most highly regarded chefs as part of its ongoing dedication to the world of top gastronomy. The newest additions to its ranks include multi-Michelin-starred chef Jason Atherton and British chef and restaurateur, Shaun Rankin, who is now an official Lavazza ambassador after working with the brand for many years. Atherton and […]