United Coffee - your partner for a perfect cup
There is no doubt that consumers are better educated and more discerning than ever before; they’re looking for a better coffee experience both in and out of the home.
Fortunately, we have the capabilities to help deliver both. Not only is United Coffee the UK’s largest roaster, (responsible for roasting more than 7,000 tonnes of coffee a year) but with more than 20 years’ experience, regular contact with coffee shop innovators and access to comprehensive insight, we know what’s hot.
United Coffee is the UK’s market leader in roast and ground, which is the fastest growing segment of the retail coffee market, valued at £174 million and currently growing at a rate of 11% a year.
Our winning strategy will help grow the coffee category for our retail partners and we intend to grow our market share in this period. We will grow the category through new product development, such as our espresso capsule system – our response to demand for barista quality coffee in the home. We’ll also ensure that we identify and respond to the growing number of drinking occasions by bringing in new origins and seasonal coffees for example – simultaneously increasing excitement in the category.
By understanding the key growth drivers for the coffee category we can help our retailers maximise their coffee sales over the next three to five years and give them a blue print for future growth.
Our customers receive the best account and category management with unrivalled expertise at every stage of the supply chain, from sourcing, packaging to merchandising and promotions.
As the leading private label roaster in Europe, we also have unrivalled insight about multi-national coffee markets. Our scale helps us to develop products and services in line with customer trends originating from outside the UK.
Meet the new look Lyons coffee
You could say that we’re a little excited about the new look Lyons coffee. Our longest running brand has been given a makeover based on consumer feedback to bring it up to date and to increase its shelf appeal.
We’re still keeping the delicious roast and ground coffee but we’ve extended the range to suit coffee drinkers at every time of the day - helping you to sell more coffee. To celebrate the re-launch of this iconic brand we’re donating three pence from every pack sold to the Royal British Legion - which should make drinking Lyons coffee even more enjoyable. The re-launch will be supported by an ongoing PR campaign, reaching out to trade, consumer and broadcast media.
Why your customers will love Lyons coffee bags
Lyons coffee bags are ideal for anyone who wants a delicious cup of coffee without the fuss of preparation. The coffee bags contain fresh roast and ground coffee, giving busy coffee drinkers a delicious cup of real coffee without the need for a percolator or cafetière. Each coffee bag comes individually foil-wrapped, maintaining the flavour and freshness, and couldn’t be easier to use... just put the bag in a cup, pour on freshly boiled water and a few minutes later you’ll be enjoying that wonderful real coffee taste. What’s more, Lyons coffee is Rainforest Alliance Certified which ensures sustainable practices in agriculture, environmental protection and economic viability.
United Coffee re-launches Lyons coffee range in support of Poppy Appeal
United Coffee, the UK’s largest roaster, is re-launching its Lyons coffee brand with a fresh, new look and a partnership with The Royal British Legion that’s set to raise £70,000 for the Poppy Appeal in 2012. The re-launch will be supported by a consumer marketing campaign.
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