Scotland’s largest independent co-operative has become the first Costa Express partner in the UK to introduce reusable Costa Coffee travel cups across its full portfolio of stores.

Scotmid, which has nearly 200 sites across Scotland and the North of England, has made the move to reflect its ambition to significantly reduce the use of single use coffee cups at Costa Express machines located in its stores.

The stainless-steel reusable Costa Coffee Waffle Travel cup*, will be now available to buy from at all Scotmid tills and fit both a Regular and Large Costa Express drink. With every purchase of the reusable cup, the customer will receive two coupons for two free Hot Filled Breakfast Rolls of their choice. The [brand name of] Breakfast Rolls are worth £3.70 and can be redeemed at any point this year.

The move is also designed to encourage Scotmid customers to consider the small changes they can make themselves, to help reduce the amount of waste being generated from single use items.

Costa Express, is the UK’s leading innovator of barista quality, machine crafted coffee, using freshly grounded beans and fresh milk. Drinks include Lattes, Cappuccinos and Hot Chocolate and Costa Club app members can earn a Bean for each purchase they make at an Express machine. Earn eight Beans and the nineth drink is free – or the fifth is free after just four purchases in a reusable cup. **

Danny Scobie, Head of Food To Go at Scotmid said: “We are continually looking for ways we can improve, enhance and expand our customer offering on many different levels. Providing more sustainable options for customers in store has been a key focus for Scotmid and, given our close working relationship with Costa Coffee, we are excited to be the first retailer in the UK to introduce these reusable coffee cups.”

As a convenience retailer based at the heart of the communities it serves, Scotmid is focussed on bringing innovation and working with its partners on key areas to driving growth and success. Continuous market reviewing has shown that Scotmid’s customer base is evolving and that consumers want their local retailer to offer more sustainable options in store.

Laurence Webb, UK&I Sustainability Lead at Costa Coffee said: “Our customers believe passionately in being able to make choices that help them do their bit to protect the environment and we are excited to partner with Scotmid, selling Costa Coffee reusable cups, designed to fit within our Costa Express machines.

In addition to the sale of the reusable travel cups, the digital screens on all Costa Express machines look to encourage customers to think more sustainably and opt for a reusable cup when it comes to purchasing their favourite coffee.”

To find your nearest Costa Express machine go to:

* Reusable Costa Coffee Waffle Travel Cup –  RRP is £10.00

**Currently drinks can only be redeemed within Costa Coffee retail stores

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