Fuelling business

Paul Hodgson, from Ringtons, at Purdy Lodge.
Paul Hodgson, from Ringtons, at Purdy Lodge.

A service station is fuelling both its customers and its profits.

Purdy Lodge, on the A1 near Belford, has installed a new Ringtons drinks machine in its forecourt shop.

Since the arrival of the La Cimbali bean-to-cup coffee machine, Purdy Lodge has seen an 18 per cent year-on-year growth in its hot beverages sales, with a similar footfall to the previous year.

John Davidson, from Purdy Lodge, said: “Our previous coffee tower, although well used, was unreliable and the quality variable, but since installation of our new tower we can clearly see the impact having a recognised brand in Ringtons, great quality coffee and a well-designed coffee tower is having on our sales and repeat business and we expect this to only grow in time.”