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Retail Membership

Retail Membership

As a retail trade body, the Café Society is focused on supporting the interests of retail cafes and coffee bars and encouraging excellence in this market.

Membership not only helps to provide funding for the work done by the Society to promote growth and represent the interests of this important market, but it also provides your business with real benefits. And, because the Society is run alongside the British Sandwich Association, you get all the benefits of that Association as well, including promotional support.

The following are just some of the key benefits you can gain through membership:

  • Support in reaching potential customers through the British Sandwich Association consumer website – – as well as our mobile app which is designed to help drive consumers to members outlets;
  • The right to use and display the Society logo in your marketing which can act to help your business stand out from the crowd in the High Street;
  • A window sticker and certificate you can display in your premises;
  • Passcode access to technical and general advice on both the and websites;
  • Technical and legal support when you need it – just a phone call or email away;
  • Free subscription to both International Sandwich & Snack News and Café Culture Magazine – the industry’s own full colour magazines both of which are published 6 times a year;
  • Free copy of the International Sandwich & Snack News Annual Directory;
  • The opportunity to attend meetings and events organised by the Association where you can network/meet people from the industry;
  • Discounts on goods and services, including Basic Food Hygiene Training (just £10 + VAT per Person) 

In addition to the above, you will also receive regular information about the market and Society through ebulletins throughout the year.