Tag Archives: Costa Coffee

Living wage hits foodservice hardest

THE NATIONAL Living Wage will add 3.6% to the wage bill of the foodservice sector by 2020. For hotels and accommodation the impact is 2.8%.                           Combined, this means hospitality’s wage bill will increase by 3.4% – twice that of any other industry…
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NHS tries to dump junk food

CATERING FIRMS will be hauled in front of the NHS England board and told to offer up healthier choices in the country’s hospitals.                   Fast food chains operating on hospital sites, including Burger King, Greggs and Costa Coffee, could also be squeezed out as part of a…
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Government must clean up its act on litter

FOODSERVICE COMPANIES are among an influential group of campaigns, businesses and member organisations calling for an advisory committee on litter.                           McDonald’s, Costa Coffee, Vacherin and Pret A Manger have all called on the government to take the lead on litter following years…
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Compostable claims rubbished

CATERERS THAT promote their uptake of 100 per cent compostable packaging could be greenwashing.                   Speaking at last week’s Foodservice Packaging Association (FPA) seminar, BaxterStorey’s head of sustainable business questioned competitors that chase publicity from using green packaging.   Mike Hanson said the claims are “a bit…
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Get staff on board the green bandwagon

CUTTING RESOURCE use can save vital cash for recession-hit companies but it can't be done without engaging workers. Industry figures explain how they've gone about it.                           Resource efficiency is the name of the game for recession-hit businesses. Whether it’s energy, water or…
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NFU publishes list of dairy-friendly companies

SODEXO, BRAKES and 3663 are the only three foodservice businesses to appear on a new NFU list of the companies that are paying dairy farmers a fair price. Costa Coffee is the lone High Street food and drink outlet on the list.   The NFU’s list, which also features retailers and wholesalers, has been compiled…
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