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UCC Coffee insight report explores the Future of Automation

29 November 2019 by
UCC Coffee insight report explores the Future of Automation

Over the past 12 months, the UK coffee shop market has seen a considerable 7.9% growth, with estimated sales of £10.1b and the report considers how automated processes are evolving to further accelerate this growth.

The report highlights include: examples of trailblazing brands and industries and how automation is being embraced across other industries; how automated technologies are increasing efficiency in the supply chain; smarter tech and better service; coffee delivery and telemetry: how data enables operators to make smart decisions for their entire coffee estate

Phil Smith, head of category and insight at UCC Coffee UK & Ireland, said: “As the entire world, from businesses to individuals, embraces automation, its power as a driving force for change is undeniable.

“Globally, the automation market is forecast to increase by 30% to reach £3.13b by 2025. Our report considers how automation is changing the face of the coffee industry, solving widespread challenges from seed to sip. From growing to harvesting, through the supply chain, to preparation, payment, customer service and delivery. For the consumer, automation signals choice and reliability. Good value, quality and consistency can all be achieved without compromise, delivering a new age of coffee experience to all.”

The Future of Automation Report is free to download on www.thefutureofautomation.co.uk

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