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Costa launches new Summer range
As the great British summer dawns, Costa, the nation’s favourite coffee shop, has launched its brand new food and drink range, available in all stores nationwide from today.
The menu features several delicious and nutritious new products which offer customers balance and credible choice across our food and beverage menu.
Costa SuperDay Smoothies (£3.50 each)
SuperDay Smoothies are made from 100% real fresh fruit, lovingly blended and prepared by our baristas, and are available in three refreshing flavours; Yellow SuperDay with pineapple, melon, mango and passion fruit, Red SuperDay with grapes, watermelon and strawberry and Green SuperDay with Melon, apple and kiwi.
The new SuperDay smoothies contain one of your five a day and no added sugar in addition to Costa’s Happy Taste Guarantee - which enables customers to return any beverage they are not happy with - ensuring maximum satisfaction.
Costa Salad Wraps (£3.25 each)
The new Costa Salad Wraps are high in protein, under 350 Kcal, low carb, one of your five a day and offer a fresh and healthy alternative to your usual lunchtime sandwich.
The British Roast Chicken Rainbow Salad Wrap is packed with roast chicken, carrot, red cabbage, spinach, spring onion, coriander and herb yoghurt, whilst the Sweet Potato Falafel Rainbow Wrap contains sweet potato falafel with chickpeas, carrot, spinach, red cabbage and cumin yoghurt.
In addition to the wraps and smoothies, selected stores will be trialling the Costa It’s All Good Range.
The new range features chicken, hot smoked salmon and tuna protein pots; fruit pots, berry pots, mini crudité veg pots and egg pots, all perfect for an on the go nutritious snack.
Jane Treasure, Costa’s Head of Food and Beverage Development commented: “At Costa we believe in offering our customers a balanced and varied menu that’s full of credible choice, be it a fresh salad, healthy snack, or something more indulgent. Whilst the new menu includes some old classics, we’re excited to see how our customers react to our new products, particularly the SuperDay Smoothies”.
The full summer range will be available in all stores nationwide.
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Founded in London by Italian brothers Sergio and Bruno Costa in 1971, our quality coffee was the premium choice for boutique hotels and restaurants across the city. Today we continue to roast the original Mocha Italia recipe in Old Paradise Street, London with our 100% Rainforest Alliance certified coffee remaining at the core of our quality coffee credentials.
With over 2,000 coffee shops in the UK and more than 1,240 in 31 overseas markets, we are the fastest growing coffee shop business in the UK. We’re proud to be the UK’s favourite coffee shop, having been awarded “Best Branded Coffee Shop Chain in the UK and Ireland" by Allegra Strategies for six years running (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 & December 2015).
Our people are the heart of our business and we employ over 30,000 people worldwide, with a target of 5,000 new jobs in the UK by 2020. Last year, we increased Barista pay by c.10%. Our Pay for progression model was introduced in October 2015, and our training rate of £7.20 was launched well ahead of National Living Wage.
As a popular, mainstream food and beverage brand, we can make a positive contribution towards customer health and wellbeing by investing in safe sourcing, new product development and consumer education. Health and wellbeing remains a strategic business focus area and we will continue to evolve our product offer over the coming years. We are working to reduce added sugar in our drinks by 25% by 2020 and will reduce salt in our sandwich range by a further 5% by 2017.
We care about the communities we operate in with our store teams volunteering over 10,000 hours of their time to lend support to over 900 local community projects.
Looking after coffee growers is extremely important to us, which is why we established The Costa Foundation, a registered charity with the aim to relieve poverty, advance education and the health and environment of coffee-growing communities around the world. So far, The Costa Foundation has funded the building of 53 schools and improved the social and economic welfare of coffee-growing communities.