As of July 2018, carbonated drinks are a major asset to convenience retailers. They are worth an estimated £862m every year and here in the UK, it is the likes of Coca Cola and Pepsi that consume a large chunk of the market. Despite this, many of the global favourites are brands that you’ll probably have never heard of, crafted using ingredients that you wouldn’t cast a second glance towards. Without further ado, here are some of the most popular soft drinks from all over the world…
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The KitKat Matcha Green Tea bar is going to be the newest addition to Nestle’s collection. Considering the adventurous chocolate bar was successful for 15 years in Japan, eight European countries are now set to see what all the fuss is about. And the UK is one of those eight! Some of the others are Italy, Switzerland and Germany to name a few. Carry on reading for a greater insight to the matcha powdered treat that Nestle have provided for us… Read more
Here at Express Refreshments we are proud to announce an exciting, new addition to our Micro Market selection: the new KitKat Ruby! The KitKat Ruby introduces a fourth variety of chocolate and we’re delighted that our Micro Market customers can now experience the refreshing tongue-tingling sensation.
Snack vending has been apparent in schools since the arrival of glass fronted vending machines in the 1960’s and has been streamlined throughout the years to adapt to market trends and innovation. They don’t get much more innovative than this latest development, however, a robot vending machine in the USA known as ‘Snackbot’ that allows students to have their snacks personally delivered to them!
Despite the big push from the government, there is still not enough being done for effective recycling. Walkers (a popular product brand found in vending machines) is looking to change this, with the first ever Nationwide recycling scheme for crisp packets. It launched on Monday 10th December and will be advertised on Walkers crisp packets from January 2019.
The Coca-Cola truck has always been a tell-tale sign that Christmas is well and truly on its way, and the 2018 journey has now begun! Friday 9thNovember saw the festive truck depart from Glasgow, Scotland, and it will make its way down the UK right up until it reaches Croydon, London, on Sunday 16thDecember. When will it pass by you?
‘I’m a Celebrity’ is back on our screens this Sunday 18th November for series 18 and if you’re anything like us here in the office then it’s very big news! This years’ lineup is an enticing one to say the least, with the likes of Harry Redknapp, John Barrowman and Fleur East heading into the jungle. With maximum stress and limited food, brace yourselves for lots of excitement, lots of drama…and no coffee to see them through!
Remember the Winter Olympic Games back in 2014? Social media has recently been rife with a clever idea that the Russian Olympic Committee used to promote the event, where passengers visiting the Vystavochaya Station in Moscow could have chosen to pay for their ticket in squats!
This week is the 14thconsecutive National Chocolate Week and it’s hardly surprising it’s been going on for so long really, is it? As far as themed occasions go, celebrating our love of the chocolate bar has to be one of the easiest to do. For this week, I have decided to do a little research into some of the facts behind the Nation’s favourite treat. Granted, none of us will care too much when we’re stuffing our faces, but they’re nice to know anyway, right? And some of them are particularly interesting indeed…
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