This former Little Chef site in Liphook, Hampshire is now home to the first Starbucks franchise in the UK

Starbucks snaps up five more Little Chefs

By Luke Nicholls

Petrol forecourt operator EuroGarages has taken on the leases of five former Little Chef sites for conversion to coffee shops under a licensing arrangement with Starbucks.

First Drinks has implemented a targeted outlet segmentation programme, helping to engage drinkers in what it calls 'the perfect brand experience'

First Drinks announces new on-trade strategy

By Luke Nicholls

Drinks distributor First Drinks is launching a new strategy for pubs and bars next year, doubling its on-trade team, enhancing its category management team, and investing heavily in new technology and merchandising.