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Irish leader Leo Varadkar told a gathering of the British Irish Chamber of Commerce that a no-deal Brexit would likely require “adjustments” in shopping the nation’s grocery aisles. Read more

Tea Report

Project Iced UK 2019, World Coffee Portal’s annual analysis of the UK’s rapidly developing iced beverages segment, reveals iced beverage sales grew 14.3% in 2018. Read more

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Since its acquisition last year by Coca-Cola, UK-based Costa Coffee has grown 48% in value, according to the 2019 BrandZ Top 75 Most Valuable UK Brands report. Read more

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The appeal of premium tea in coffee shops is driving loose-leaf sales in England. A study by Allegra’s World Coffee Portal reveals the segment grew revenue by 11.1% last year. Read more

Tea Report

Forecasts for Western Europe tea demand are trending down and much of that is tied with uncertainty about the United Kingdom's expected exit from the European Union. Read more

Tea Report

Viennese coffee roaster Julius Meinl is expanding its position in the United Kingdom with the acquisition of coffee distributor Aroma & Gusto. Read more

Coffee Report

Road signs EU and BREXIT

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Regardless of the resolution of the UK’s long Brexit saga, the tea industry will be significantly affected. The main impacts are already apparent. Read more

Tea Report

Scientists in the United Kingdom have found a way to generate electricity using coffee processing’s liquid waste. Read more

Coffee Report

Latte Levy’s Unintended Toll

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A proposed tax on disposable paper cups with plastic linings would stop one in three coffee drinkers from visiting a British coffee shop, according to a poll. Read more

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The latest round of market research will dampen the spirits of even the most stout-hearted British tea purveyor. Read more

Tea Report

The tea-dominated culture of Britain, marked by stability and standardized brands, is now among the most dynamic coffee markets in the world, driven by specialty brewing and growth in locations. Read more

Features

TWG’s new outlet combines modern trends with the luxury tradition of Mariage Frere’s Paris salon tea fantasy palace and the now-defunct New York Russian Tea Room: Read more

Tea Report

A loss of shoppers in a key retail area is being blamed for slow sales among Costa Coffee’s outlets across the United Kingdom. Read more

Coffee Report

Whittard of Chelsea illustrates the tremendous shifts in the UK tea market and how a heritage company must innovate to thrive and expand its horizons to survive. Read more

Tea Report

One of the joys of tea has been the astonishing variety, range and artistry of the cups and pots it’s served in. Read more

Tea Report

Yorkshire Tea’s Biscuit Brew is a new slant on an old tradition. It combines the British Builder tea – heavy basic black and now smoothed and enhanced as English Breakfast -- with a chocolate or milk digestive biscuit perched on the saucer. Read more

Tea Report

Efforts are under way to separate the United Kingdom’s largest coffee chain from the larger Whitbread, a company that owns the Premier In hotel chain and restaurant interests. The move, as reported by The Guardian, would take two years to complete. Read more

Coffee Report

China becoming a major export market for Indian and Sri Lankan black tea and English name brand tea bags. Read more

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Shell and UK-based bio-bean have found a way to use coffee grounds waste to help power London’s famed double-decker buses. Read more

Coffee Report

Recyclers do not like paper coffee cups. The plastic inner lining causes problems in the recycling process. The situation is so severe in the United Kingdom that Parliament is considering a 25-pence “latte levy” and a possible ban on disposable cups. Read more

Coffee Report

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