Northern Ireland-based Henderson Foodservice is to make Barista Bar coffee machines available to stores on the UK mainland for the first time.

Sales director Kiera Campbell revealed to betterRetailing sister title BetterWholesaling: “We are excited to bring it to England with our partner Thomas Ridley.”

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Mark Stewart Maunder, Henderson’s business development director, said: “We are confident our product will be attractive to consumers throughout the UK.”

Terry Mulkern, of Euro-Spar in Newry, said his sales “jumped 30% overnight” after installing a Barista Bar to replace existing coffee machines in one of his stores.

Thomas Ridley is an England-based catering and foodservice wholesaler.

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