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Bunzl Catering Supplies launch Innovate food packaging brochure to help hospitality operators return to the new normal safely, sustainably and profitably.

Wednesday August 5, 2020

Leading supplier of food packaging and hygiene supplies, Bunzl Catering Supplies, has launched a special edition Innovate food packaging brochure to help catering and hospitality operators reopen safely, sustainably and profitably in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The mass closure of the hospitality industry has forced many hospitality operators to rethink their menus and service offer, making changes on site, like minimising shared touch points, utilising outside dining areas and serving a wider range of dishes for takeout or home delivery. The provision of takeout and home delivery has become a critical stream of revenue in this sector.

Presenting a comprehensive range of disposable hot and cold food packaging solutions, the 24-page Innovate brochure showcases practical and robust food packaging products designed specifically for these takeout and home delivery applications. Perforated bags that keep food hot and crispy, board boxes that are suitable for the oven, leakproof containers that can be washed at home and used again, these are just some of the innovative ranges on offer.

Page 6 features Fastpac polypropylene containers and lids, a quality range of disposable food packaging containers designed specifically for home food delivery. The biggest complaint by home delivery consumers is that their food is lukewarm when it should be hot, or lukewarm when it should be cold. Having packaging options like Fastpac to-hand ensures the consumer will receive their food as it is supposed to be eaten. Incredibly robust and leak resistant, Fastpac containers can be washed and reused again at home, reducing plastic waste.

Introducing the very latest food packaging innovation in response to the Covid-19 crisis, page 21 showcases a disposable paper cutlery bag that protects reusable cutlery from hand contamination before use, giving customers increased confidence that the cutlery is completely clean and safe. Made from FSC certified paper, these bags have a self-adhesive closure and a perforation marked ‘open-here’.

As part of the Bunzl Catering Supplies’ Sustainable Future programme, the new food packaging brochure presents a number of environmentally responsible food packaging items under its exclusive brands Revive (recyclable) and Sustain (compostable). The effects of global warming from climate change and the impact of plastic waste in the oceans has formed a backdrop for a number of government-led initiatives and proposed legislation on sustainability. For the hospitality industry this has placed increased scrutiny on the issue of single use food packaging and how collectively it might better reduce, reuse and recycle it. As customers return to their favourite restaurants, cafes and bars after Covid-19 they will be looking for evidence that operators are putting safety and sustainability first.

In line with government advice, when hospitality operators reopen, they must make sure that new risk assessments address the risks of Covid-19, that social distancing guidance is adhered to and that rigorous hand hygiene systems are implemented. So, Bunzl Catering Supplies has teamed its food packaging offer with a range of hand hygiene products from its exclusive brand PRISTINE as part of its Healthy Hands programme, as well as the provision of social distancing signage for hospitality sites.

Robin Maxwell, Sales Director at Bunzl Catering Supplies comments “The UK hospitality industry employs 3.2 million people and represents 10% of UK employment, 6% of businesses and 5% of GDP.  Getting hospitality operators back to work as quickly and safely as possible is crucial. Utilising our global resource and expertise, we are offering our customers trusted advice and innovative product solutions to get them up and running quickly and profitably whilst ensuring rigorous safety and hygiene systems are in place.”

For more information about how Bunzl Catering Supplies can help your hospitality operation – please contact us today. To view the special edition Innovate food packaging brochure click here.