Stories

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Around the World in Weird Crisp Flavours
To Americans they’re chips, to Brits they’re crisps.
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Vending The Rules: 28 Bizarre Vending Machines From Around The World
Unfortunately, not everyone shares our passion for vending machines, which is completely understandable.
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How UK Diets Have Changed Since 1974
Brits drink much less milk than they used to, but yoghurt consumption has quadrupled in the same timeframe.
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Trick of the Treats
Although naysayers will claim that it’s a phony American tradition, the holiday dates back to Celtic Europe.
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Making Cents of Rare Coins
When we hit the spare change button on a vending machine we’re usually expecting something around the value of twenty pence to roll out into the slot.
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Man vs Machine : Are baristas has-beans?
Coffee is the most popular beverage in the world, and obviously you want to get the best caffeine hit possible.
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Literature’s Most Magical Potions
At Selecta we pride ourselves on the wide range of invigorating refreshments we provide.
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Choose Your Own Lunchtime Adventure
Here at Selecta we’re passionate about a good lunch break. Nothing enlivens us more than the chewing of good food, the sipping of delightful beverages, and if we’re really ‘feeling it’ the resting of feet on desks.
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A Barista’s Guide To Latte Art
There’s never been a greater time in all of human history for enjoying the artistry of frothed milk carefully arranged atop a creamy espresso.
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Most Popular Types of Coffee on Instagram
In the Eighteenth Century intellectuals ditched mead and picked up the latest pick-up: coffee.
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The Health Benefits of Teas & Tisanes
The earliest evidence of medicinal tea dates back to China’s Han Dynasty over two thousand years ago.
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UK’s Most Popular 2020 Workplace Meal Deal
Meal deals are part of the fabric of British office life, with employees relishing the convenience and value of grab-and-go food and drink choices.
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9 Culture Secrets from Employee Handbooks
Your first day at any new job is always eventful.
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The Chocolate That Time Forgot
The 7th July is International Chocolate day. It got us thinking about how chocolate has changed over the years.
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Boiling Point: Battle of the Beverages
Tea vs coffee is an age-old debate. While we argue that choice is the biggest winner, everyone has their preferences that they like to defend.
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30 Alternative Uses for Coffee and Tea
Tea and coffee are great. They both relax the body and sharpen the mind, preparing us for the daily challenges of office life. At Selecta, tea and coffee are our bread and butter.
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The Growth of The Self-Serve Market
Post pandemic, the global self-service technologies market was valued at a staggering $32.23 billion, and despite initial set-back during lockdown, is projected to reach $88.33 billion by 2030.
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What does Gen Z look for in an employer?
Recent studies estimate that by 2025, 27% of the global workforce will be Generation Z. Gen-Z is the generation of people born between 1996 and 2012. Moving towards their mid-twenties means most of this group are beginning their entry to the professional workplace. But what do they look for in an employer, and how can you appeal to them?
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How tea is enjoyed around the world
There are approximately 1,500 types of tea around the world and after water, tea is the second most popular beverage in the world. In 2021, 297 billion litres of tea were consumed world-wide.
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The most popular iced coffee drinks
Iced coffee is a popular category in the Food & Beverage space. With more than 170 million iced beverages being sold across the UK annually and an equally scaled version across Europe, the iced coffee industry sees a consistent growth of 14.3% annually and with the sector estimated to be valued at £660m by the end of this year.
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The rise of hot desking
None of us are strangers to flexible and hybrid working anymore. The fact is it is the future of the workplace. According to a Bitkom study, more than 60 percent of respondents reported that their company have continued to support them in working from home, for at least some of the time.
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Top 5 facts about hydration
Your body depends on water to survive. Every cell, tissue, and fibre in your body needs water to function optimally. For example, your body uses water to maintain its temperature, remove waste, and lubricate your joints. Water is needed for overall good health.