As we’re gearing up for the latest MacMillan Coffee Morning scheduled for today and tomorrow, I just wanted to issue a little throwback to last years’ efforts. One year ago today saw our staff join the rest of the world with our own little coffee morning and boy was it a good one! Our staff brought out their inner Mary Berry’s and Jamie Oliver’s to bake a delicious assortment of goodies, all of which were displayed in our showroom.
Whilst I quite enjoy certain aspects of autumn, there’s no denying that the cooler conditions aren’t well received by the majority of others. Admittedly, Storm Ali isn’t helping the cause, and a battering of wind and rain serves as an unwelcome reminder that the summer is very much over for another year. The dark mornings are depressing and I’ve already began to notice my colleagues at Coinadrink seek refuge in a hot drink before they start the day. And there’s a very good reason for that.
Last week’s ‘Featured Friday’ post shows just how many chocolate bars us Brits are able to indulge in whenever we like. That’s great, but no amount of Snickers’, Galaxies’ or Twirl’s can make up for the bars that are sadly no longer with us. This week’s ‘Thursday Throwback’ takes a tasty trip down memory lane to revisit eight classic chocolate bars that have been discontinued. Tissues at the ready please…
I’ll never forget heading into the newsagent after school and spending about 15p on one of these! Freddo’s classic grizzly cousin added caramel to delicious Cadbury milk chocolate and the only downside to Taz was how small they were! At least we can be thankful that Cadbury had the decency to replace Taz with the caramel Freddo.
It’s not every day you’re selected as a finalist in an awards entry, is it? You may have noticed on our social media platforms that we entered the Black Country Chamber Awards a few months back for the Customer Commitment Award and now we’re thrilled to say that our efforts have so far paid off!
Ah, chocolate. It’s the most popular sweet treat in the world. It is believed that people around the world consume more than 3 million tons of cocoa beans every year, to which most are consumed here in Europe and in the United States. We all have our own personal favourites but some are more favourable than others. So, what do you think is Great Britain’s favourite chocolate bar? We’ll give you a clue. It’s not Snickers.
Well, the summer season certainly feels like a distant memory now, doesn’t it? After what seems like months and months of scorching temperatures and blue skies, the classic British conditions are back with a bang! I must admit I don’t mind autumn, what with the crisp air, bonfires and an exciting feel of Christmas that’s fast approaching. William Cullen Bryant once said that “Autumn is the year’s last, loveliest smile” and whilst many of us don’t share his enthusiasm, there is still lots to look forward to.
This time next week will see us at Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire for the Midlands Business Network Expo, demonstrating the importance of vending and how our services can boost the wellbeing of your workforce. You may have seen the exhibition being advertised across social media and as I trail through the photos of such a prestigious arena at the NAEC, I can understand why my colleagues are excited to attend. There’s plenty of reasons why you should be too!
Anyone who has the slightest interest in the X Factor (not me!) will have noticed that there has been a big change in the proceedings for the new series. There is a new lineup of judges! Now, in order to give you lovely people a link it to vending somehow, I had to think hard.
Before you groan and get on with your day, bear with me here. Every Saturday evening for the foreseeable they will be on our TV screens providing their thoughts and entertainment and sipping on a mug of…something. What that ‘something’ is, though, could make for some pretty interesting predictions!
Hi, I’m Alistair, and I’ve been having a little think recently. I’ve been keeping you up to date with everything that’s going on in our industry since January 2017 but I’m now keen to take it further. You may think vending isn’t anything special, but I’ve developed a few new ideas for our blog that I’m very hopeful will change your perception. Bear with me here…
When you think about it, hot drinks connect us all. How many of you cannot function without one in the morning? It’s believed that 70 million cups of coffee and 165 million cups of tea are consumed in the UK every day. So it’s clear most of you can’t!
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