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Bunzl Catering Supplies launch Christmas cracker and tableware collection to help operators cater for the festive season in the wake of Covid-19.

Tuesday September 15, 2020

Bunzl Catering Supplies, leading supplier of disposables, packaging and hygiene solutions to UK foodservice operators, has launched its Christmas and New Year collection with a 28-page Christmas catalogue designed to help operators cater for the festive season safely and profitably in the wake of the Covid-19 crisis.

The 2020 collection boasts new Merry & Bright and Festive Foliage tableware ranges, a new Selfie Photo Kit and over 35 festive crackers and 16 yuletide tableware designs. Bunzl Catering Supplies is helping its customers plan ahead for their first major seasonal event since the beginning of the Covid-19 crisis, by making it easy for them to place a single order for all their party supplies, from napkins and tableware to decorations and lights.

Matt Johnson, Managing Director for Bunzl Catering & Hospitality Division comments: “The festive season is traditionally one of the biggest and most popular events in the hospitality calendar, much loved by customers and an important source of revenue for operators. This Christmas, many customers will be returning to hotels, restaurants and bars for the first time since lockdown, so we are making planning for the festive season easy by supplying a complete range of party supplies all in one collection. This gives hospitality operators more time to focus on what is important – reopening safely.”

For hospitality operators looking to grow their sales during Christmas and New Year, whether it’s by adding Christmas-inspired hot drinks to the menu or hosting special Christmas and New Year events, the Christmas collection helps operators do just that, bringing together an essential range of crackers, tableware, hot cups and party accessories in one complete collection.


Building on its most popular cracker options from last year, the Christmas catalogue brings together 35 crackers in a variety of colours, sizes and gift content – from the 9” Holly cracker with matching Jolly Holly tableware to the 14” Elegant Flock cracker with matching metallic napkins in silver and gold.
Customers will be wowed by the unique Kraft board Christmas crackers – Kraft reindeer and glittered Merry Christmas Tree. Made from Kraft paperboard, loved by customers for its natural, rustic appearance, these crackers are the perfect match for other popular Kraft foodservice items like cups, napkins and paper bags.

The silver cracker range boasts the unique option of a luxury cracker in a compact 7” size. Often associated with a budget offering, smaller crackers have generally been available in a red and green option with a standard gift content, but responding to market feedback, Bunzl Catering Supplies is offering a compact, silver cracker with a luxury feel and a premium gift content.

Practical and appealing TableSMART napkins, tablecovers and banquet rolls come in red, green, black, champagne, gold and silver options and tableware designs include Star Stories in red and cream from supplier Duni and Winter’s Tale in Kraft and red from supplier Swantex.

As well as a full array of crackers and napkins, the Christmas collection also includes an artificial tree, decorations and lights and an exciting range of festive design paper hot cups. Off-the-shelf festive design hot cups help operators stand out from their competitors, without the need to commit to a bespoke print and are available in single-wall and double-wall options, made in the UK from PEFC Chain of Custody Certified Board.

A broad selection of brightly coloured New Year’s Eve and Any Time party kits and gift boxes, designed to create a memorable party occasion, include all the trimmings partygoers have come to expect – hats, balloons, party poppers, streamers and novelties, all guaranteed to create a buzz.

Artificial wreaths and garlands bring the festive feel indoors without the need to clear up needles. In addition, catering operators can complete the festive look with a stunning range of indoor and outdoor lights – including LED string timer lights that transform any venue into a winter wonderland.

Matt Johnson, Managing Director for Bunzl Catering & Hospitality Division, concludes, “The 2020 Christmas and New Year collection has been designed to make planning and ordering for the festive season easy and fuss-free. Including unique products like crackers designed specifically for children, a premium cracker in a compact size and a new Selfie Photo Kit, the Christmas collection helps hospitality operators focus on what’s important this season – reopening safely and sustainably post Covid-19 and welcoming customers back with confidence and good cheer.”

To view the Christmas and New Year 2020 collection click here.