Packaging, For Your Convenience

  As all-day dining and healthier eating becomes increasingly common, so does the industry’s need for convenience packaging. That is why European Coffee Symposium 2017 sponsor, Dart Products Europe, has developed its Menu+ concept, designed specifically to offer coffee shop owners versatility, efficiency and style. Allegra Strategies’, Project Café17 Europe report predicted that, ‘with busier […]

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Coffee Works: your commercial opportunity

  This year’s European Coffee Symposium brings together the industry’s leading names to discuss the business of coffee. UCC Coffee UK & Ireland is challenging visitors to discover if they’re really making the most out of their commercial coffee opportunity. The coffee industry is more diverse than ever, with sites facing greater competition and customers […]

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Winter Spice and All Things Nice

  Did you know that flavoured coffee drinkers spend on average 22% more when dining out? That, in comparison with those who do not consume flavoured syrups, they frequent coffee shops twice as often, that they are by far the most loyal customers and that their level of satisfaction is 25% higher? So, how do […]

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Lasting Impression

  Our world has never been so saturated with images, and at the same time, consumers have never before based so many of their decisions on how something looks. So, how does the coffee and food-to-go industry deal with this? How do we stand out in the jungle of information? How do we make the […]

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10 Ways To Maximise Your ROI At Meet The Buyer Events

Supply & Innovation Days can be an extremely effective business development platform for key industry suppliers and operators in the coffee shop chain and foodservice sectors. Here are Allegra’s top 10 ways of maximising your ROI at the events.

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Vote Now for The European Coffee Awards 2017

Voting is now open for the prestigious European Coffee Awards 2017 — a celebration of excellence and recognition of outstanding achievements within the European coffee and food-to-go sector.

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A Video: What Are The Consequences Of The Brexit Vote For The UK?

Last year’s conference saw Professor Paul Whiteley of the University of Essex explore the question, ‘What Are The Consequences Of The Brexit Vote For The UK?’  Here is the expert’s presentation in full:

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THE POLISH COFFEE MARKET: AN OVERVIEW

As the European Coffee Symposium travels to Warsaw, we put a spotlight on the Polish coffee shop market.

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Conference Round-Up

The European Coffee Symposium 2016 took place in the beautiful city of Budapest, and was attended by over 400 thought leaders and top executives from the coffee shop, food-to-go and foodservice landscape. Exploring the theme, A Brave New World – Innovating in Changing Times, the conference was broken down into three different sessions. Here’s a round-up of the event.

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Wellness Beverages

Wellness-focused customers are increasingly expecting healthier options in coffee shops, resulting in an ever-rising demand for the use of fresh fruit and vegetables, milk alternatives, and sugar-free ingredients in the production of beverages.

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Tomorrow’s trends: packaging

The European Coffee Symposium 2016 cups have been provided by Dart Products Europe, ‘your on-the-go food packaging manufacturer, supplier and resource.’ We interviewed Philippe Payras, Vice President of Sales for Dart, to discuss current and foreseeable trends in the industry. Here’s what he had to say.

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