The vegan revolution is changing the way we drink coffee

  And it is not driven by vegans. Three reasons why dairy alternatives have caused a shift in the coffee scene Building on the latest trends and insights from Alpro’s research in 12 European countries, the brand’s Commercial Director Out-Of-Home Eric Derie, is at this year’s European Coffee Symposium Conference exploring how plant-based options are innovating […]

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Stack and Save

  For independent coffee shops, a fresh food and healthy menu constitutes a serious incremental revenue opportunity together with iconic hot and cold beverages. Market research has identified that ‘meal deals’ and ‘bite-with-beverage’ are becoming increasingly popular; the Solo Deli Tower concept has been created by Dart Products Europe, as a cost saving and efficient […]

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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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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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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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