Coffee shops

Whether you want the best coffee in town, or want to offer the full food and drink solution, we have the whole range for you.

The coffee market is booming as independent coffee shops are popping up on every corner.
With approximately 55 million cups of coffee being served every day in the UK, there are no signs of 
this trend slowing down. *Food Standards Agency

We aim to break down what it means to run a coffee shop, from choosing the coffee range to highlighting some key food pairing opportunities, added value tips and thoughts on how to market and promote your business! It’s evident coffee is here to stay, so now is the time to get involved and be a part of this evolving opportunity.

Channel insights

As a coffee shop, it’s important to continually develop your offer in line with trends and customer demands.  In order to help keep you up to date with the newest flavours, coffee pairings or general market trends, we aim to support you through sharing market trends from our team of experts.


Trends to consider


Latte art

One sure fire way for people to be drawn to your coffee shop is to brighten up your lattes with latte art. What’s more, customers are known for posting their food and drink on social media so it could double up as promotional activity.

The Food People Drinkswatching January 2018


Cold coffee

Frappes are the go to summer coffee drink with most chain coffee shops offering exciting flavour varieties. What’s more, coffee connoisseurs are bringing new creations to the coffee market and cold coffee is no exception. The technique uses nitrogen to create a rich, velvety finish that tastes great!

The Food People Categorywatching 2018



Coffee cocktails

Fancy making some of your coffee Irish? Coffee cocktails are a great addition to your menu! According to Mintel, a third of 22-34 year olds want to see more coffee houses serving alcohol in 2017 so stay ahead of the trends and get involved.

The Food People Categorywatching 2018


Our support tools


The demand for take away food from our favourite restaurants is increasing and inevitably fuelling a delivery boom that has ballooned to £6.1bn from £5.5bn in 2015*.

As a coffee shop wanting to tap into this market, it’s important to be informed when deciding on food packaging. Customers are looking for food freshness, quality and consistency so the packaging designs need to be fit for purpose. Have a look at our Food2Go catalogue for more information!

*The Telegraph 2017


Point of sale

In order to help promote your coffee shop, we have created a number of posters as well as a social media planner with example posts. The posters can be used as posters or flyers to help promote our customers coffee and food offers. The social media planner is a simple layout designed to help you plan your communications. The example posts are split into seasons or topics to help aid you in creating content for your social media feeds. Please contact your sales representatives for a high resolution version.



Chef top tips

We are bringing a range of ideas, tips, added value information and repurposing recipes to help you build margins, reduce costs and create value in numerous ways.

The tips are split into 4 areas:



The coffee shop market is continuing to rise—with turnover expected to double to £16 billion by 2025!*
As artisan outlets build momentum, we have new insights and information from the industry prepared for you in this newsletter. These, along with insights from trade experts, will help keep you up to date with the latest trends.

*Business Review Europe 2017


Managing allergens

Half of Brits avoid, or have a household member who avoids, one or more types of foods or ingredients*.

Our team of experts at the Bidfood Advice Centre are available for all your units to answer any question about our products.

Email us at or call us on 0370 3663 000

*Mintel, Free-from foods, UK, Dec 2016

The right range for you

Alongside offering award winning own brand products, we work closely with our branded suppliers to offer you choice as well as access to the best products and knowledge in the coffee shop sector.


What’s more, we have a range of brochures to help inspire your chefs…


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