Campus and Co is very excited to announce the launch of our home delivery service for account customers. This comes at a very special and important point in our nation’s history. As was said by the Prime Minister, this is undoubtedly the great challenge in our country since World War 2.
What is even better about this news is that there is no delivery charge! What, £0.00? Yes, that is what we mean! Just simply spend £30.00 or more and we will deliver to your door.
The Campus and Co team are starting this on a localised basis of within 5 miles of Horsham with plans to expand over the coming months.
Watch this space.
As a loyal Waitt’s customer you’re probably well-acquainted with our famous Orville & Rhodes coffee brand.
But do you know the full story of how it came into being?
We decided to spill the beans…
The Orville & Rhodes brand was born in the summer of 2012. Following an entire year of brainstorming, research, sampling and fine-tuning, the very first delivery of O&R coffee arrived, fresh from the roasters, in September 2013.
We were confident that this initial consignment would be the first of many. Little did we realise just how quickly the Orville & Rhodes brand would grow, how many days our coffee would brighten up and how much fun we would have along the way.
Our first delivery comprised of Wholebean and Roast & Ground varieties, both supplied in 227g brown kraft paper bags and with three distinctive blends to choose from:
New Bond Street Blend – the smooth & nutty one
Sweet, nutty Brazilian arabicas give this espresso caramel sweet notes. A mild and soft fruit acidity gives a beautifully balanced and well-rounded blend.
Old Burlington Blend – the rich & intense one
A rich powerful espresso roasted to the Southern Italian style. Lots of body, a mild fruity acidity and lots of roasted notes give a punchy and bold blend.
Smokehouse Yard Blend – the slightly smokey one
Sumatran coffees are wild, complex and rich in flavour. They have a heavy bodied mouthfeel and a lingering powerful aftertaste, with notes of dark chocolate and low acidity.
Our three unique blends meant we could offer a flavour experience to suit every taste – in fact, they’ve proved so popular we haven’t had to revise or add to the selection in over five years! However, that doesn’t mean we haven’t been busily innovating and progressing, as is shown by this concise timeline:
These days Orville & Rhodes is a well-loved and respected premium coffee brand and our products are sold through several Campus Trading superstores throughout the UK. Our original three blends are now all available in 1kg Wholebean, 227g Wholebean and 227g Roast & Ground varieties, and you’ll find our passionate team of baristas serving freshly ground coffee at charitable fundraising events throughout the year.
Is there anything else you would like to see added to the Orville & Rhodes coffee range? Please send any questions, suggestions or feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org – we’d love to hear from you!
The launch of our new website seemed like the perfect opportunity to start a news feed so here we have it – our very first article!
Over the past six months or so, our fantastic team of dedicated volunteers have been working extremely hard to create a new Campus and Co website that will provide you with an easier, smoother and more seamless shopping experience.
But it’s not only our website we’ve overhauled. We’ve also invested in new software and systems that will help to streamline processes and free up our team to focus on delivering even more value to you.
Vend is our new electronic point of sale and stock control system. You may have already used Vend when using the self-service checkout at any of the Campus and Co superstores. It’s a powerful system that will help to take our stock control and reporting to the next level.
Xero is our new accounting software. As Xero is fully integrated with Vend and our new website, it will be working hard behind the scenes to help make our account management and invoicing simpler, quicker and more accurate.
Although there’s been a massive amount of progress at Campus and Co in recent months, we’re certainly not resting on our laurels and the following projects are currently being worked on:
Over the coming weeks and months we’ll be posting progress updates on our news feed, together with informative articles, tasty recipes and latest offers, so stay tuned and enjoy the ride!