Pop-up success

Japanese customers at the Hankyu Corporation department store queued for up to two hours to sample scones and tea at the Huffkins pop-up tea room in Osaka. The Cotswolds-based bakery sold more than 2,000 cream teas a day when it took bakery staff and local ingredients to the British Fair in Japan.

Costa’s store tests

Costa Coffee is testing two concept stores in central London, specifically for urban markets: a metropolitan store design with a more youthful feel in Great Portland Street, and a store near Farringdon Station, which aims to capture the needs of business commuters.

Potential deficiency

Restricting salt intake could increase the risk of iodine deficiency, particularly among women, according to a new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the US. The country’s salt supply is fortified with iodine and restricting dietary salt consumption as a treatment option for hypertension could mean a significant curtailing of iodine intake.

UB’s green accolade

United Biscuits was the recipient of a Gold accolade at the Food & Drink Federation Community Partnership Awards in the Environment category. It was presented by Jim Paice, Minister of State for Agriculture and Food.