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The battle of the coffee shops continues

This week coffee shops have been back in the UK media. A  short piece on ITV news which highlighted how the national chains continue battle with independents for their share of the £9 billion coffee shop market. It was also … Continue reading

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More than just four options

Earlier this month an article on BBC News appeared which outlined ‘four solutions to the disposable coffee cup problem’. It re-highlights the scale of the disposable coffee cup problem in the UK – 2.5 billion disposable coffee cups thrown away … Continue reading

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Coffee shops and work: considering the ‘coffice economy’

Last week I gave a presentation at the Coventry University Faculty of Business and Law conference about cafés as important spaces of co-working (summarised in this blog post), and right on schedule a new piece of research has been produced … Continue reading

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On the importance of data for evidence-based policy making

This is a slight diversion from the cafe focus of this blog, but relates to wider issues that are important in my research activities, and in terms of the development of high streets are retail may have some relevant insights. … Continue reading

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International Coffee Day

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The International Coffee Organisation (ICO) has designated October 1st 2015 as the world’s first official International Coffee Day to celebrate the diversity of coffee, the passion coffee creates,  and provide a chance for consumers and producers alike to learn more about … Continue reading

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