ACCORDING to the Allegra coffee report 2014, £6.3m is spent on take away coffee in the UK every year and McColl’s is the latest chain to bid for a share of the action.
It has plans to install Expresso Plus Nescafe Alegria machines in 110 of its stores.
General manager food to go at McColl’s Paul Taylor said: “Food to go is a key pillar of our strategy for 2015 so it made perfect sense to complement this concept with a coffee and hot drinks offering as well.”
He went on to say that a trial in McColl’s stores had seen average daily cup sales of 25 and that made it worth rolling out the machine installation to the 110 stores.
Manish Shah from Expresso Plus added: “Partnering with a retailer like McColl’s has been a brilliant opportunity as we continue to grow and diversify into new markets.
“It’s fantastic to hear the success they have seen following the trial.
“We work with our customers to find out what has and what hasn’t worked so that we can create a solution that will make a difference.”
The Allegra food-to-go report 2014 said 56% of the UK population buy a takeaway lunch at least once a week.