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News Update - European Coffee Expo

News Update - European Coffee Expo

La Cimbali, exhibitor and exclusive sponsor of the VIP Lounge at the inaugural European Coffee Expo, has revealed details of the premium artisan coffees it has chosen for next week’s show to highlight the consistent in cup quality that is achievable with its most technically advanced professional ma...

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Cafe Life Association Retail Membership

Cafe Life Association Retail Membership

Retail membership of the Café Life Association both gives you and your business a voice on issues affecting your industry and also provides you with a range of benefits, from information and advice to...

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Magazine Back Issues

Issue 175 - May 2018

Issue 175 - May 2018

Inside This Issue

In this issue we bring you The Sammies shortlist and everything you needed to know about Sandwich Designer of the Year. Plus, food to go manufacturer Raynor Foods has launched a verti...

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Issue 170 - July 2017

Inside This Issue

British Sandwich Week generated a huge number of online articles and blogs this year (158,000) and around 7,000,000 Twitter interactions, probably the best response the British Sandwich Association has ever had.

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News
  • Convenience store symbol trader Best-one is to launch a new food to go-focused format this summer at a trial store in Clapham. The group is also in the process of adding food to go sections in around 30 existing stores.
  • Asda has launched a new Greencore-manufactured grab & go lunch range with 40 new salads, grab boxes, wraps and snacks, ranging between £1 and £3.
News Focus
  • Pret certainly seems to have the Midas touch at the moment, with record financial results, but also a remarkable ability to get ahead of the curve when it comes to innovation.
Profiles
  • Mimosa Herne Hill offers fantastic, deli-style food to go. Simon Ambrose talks to director Ashley Davies.
  • Dobbies has big plans for new food to go outlets within its 34-strong garden centre chain. Simon Ambrose talks to Costas Constantinou, recently appointed Head of Restaurants.
  • Aprés Food represents a new breed of café and food to go outlet, with Catherine Sharman’s nutritional therapy training making this the healthiest alternative yet.