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Not business as usual

It has not been “business as usual” for most of 2020, but yesterday’s (11 March) declaration by the World Health Organisation (WHO) that Covid-19 is a pandemic, has further impacted people, businesses and daily life around the world, understandably.

IWCA launches 2020 Supporter Campaign

The International Women’s Coffee Alliance (IWCA) is launching its 2020 Supporter Campaign with a goal of engaging 50 new IWCA Supporters in time to celebrate International Women’s Day on 8 March 2020. 

The popularity of coffeehouses is skyrocketing in Russia

Traditionally a fervent tea-drinking country, Russia is a promising emerging coffee market as consumers are embracing the Western coffee culture. But as coffee shop chains and independent coffeehouses continue opening steadily in major cities, the competition is becoming fierce.

Moving beyond tea’s wellness message

Tea culture is continually evolving, and in turn, so is the motivation for consuming this beverage. On a broad scale, there are several exciting parallels between consumer consumption trends and the tea industry, such as clean labels, plant-based, wellness and customisation. However, there are challenges, including a decline in black tea purchases, poor out-of-home experiences and limited awareness about the incredible stories and experiences that tea has to offer.

The need to improve FSMSs and HACCPs

While the global merchandising of food commodities remains strong, safety and quality standards between countries differs greatly. Food exporters and importers should evolve trade rules, unify inspection processes and synchronize food related statutes. By Logan Portmann

The great debate: black tea vs green tea

Black tea and green tea are the leading teas consumed around the world. Green tea has an advantage over black tea for its “perceived” health benefits, while black tea has the familiarity and versatility advantage. How can both teas aim to attract more consumers? By Anne-Marie Hardie

Tea & Coffee Trade Journal