Löfbergs UK

Scandic chose Löfbergs

Press release   •   Mar 10, 2015 08:00 GMT

Scandic continues to serve organic and Fairtrade labelled coffee from Löfbergs. The coffee roaster has been selected after a new tendering process. It is a three-year agreement that includes more than 100 hotel units in Sweden and Finland.

- Löfbergs makes it easy for us to meet our customers' demands on good coffee that is organic and Fairtrade labelled. We also get great support in our quality and sustainability work, says Nicklas Hedin, Procurement Category Manager Food & Beverage at Scandic.

- We are so happy for the confidence Scandic shows in us. It is an acknowledgement that our focus on great taste combined with responsible sustainability work is appreciated on the market, says Per Grahn, sales director at Löfbergs.

Sustainable business

Quality and sustainability are important aspects of the cooperation. Löfbergs will visit all hotels to be able to propose suitable measures on how the quality can be even better. When it comes to sustainability, it is partly about making the effects of Scandic serving organic and Fairtrade labelled coffee visible.

- With the help from Löfbergs, we can show how we contribute to a more sustainable development together with our guests. It strengthens our relationship and creates the conditions for more sustainable business, says Nicklas Hedin.

To make the effects visible, Löfbergs has developed quotations and receipts that specify what the customer's volumes contribute with in environmental and social terms in the production when purchasing coffee from certified farms.

- The contributions of Scandic will increase the proceeds of coffee farmers and cooperatives with approximately SEK 1.4 million per year. They will make sure that land corresponding to 300 football fields can be converted to organic productions, says Per Grahn, sales director at Löfbergs.

For more information:
Nicklas Hedin, Procurement Category Manager Food & Beverage, Scandic, +46 (0) 8 410 105 69, nicklas.hedin@scandichotels.com
Per Grahn, Sales Director, Out of Home, Löfbergs, +46 (0) 54 14 01 46, per.grahn@lofbergs.se

Founded in 1906, Löfbergs is one of the largest coffee roasters in the Nordiccountries and a full service provider to the UK food service market. A familyowned company, they offer an extensive range of Fairtrade Organic coffee aswell as espresso and bean-to-cup machines from leading manufacturers.Löfbergs also provides barista training, including City & Guilds accreditedcourses. With 300 employees and a turnover of SEK 1.5 billion. Löfbergs is oneof the world's largest importers of Fairtrade Organic coffee.