Traditions of the Christmas tree
There are many stories about the traditions of the Christmas tree; some even dating back to the 15th century, but it seems that displaying Christmas trees first started to become widespread practice in 16th century Germany. The first Christmas trees were decorated with paper flowers in varying colours and edibles such as nuts, fruit and […]
Friday October 2, 2015
EPS Containers from season to season
September 23rd marked the official first day of autumn for 2015 and the new season is full of prospects for food and beverage operators; drink menus become influenced by pumpkin and gingerbread and food offerings start to align with the cooler weather.
Wednesday September 30, 2015
National Coffee Day: from seed to cup
National Coffee Day is a day where people come together and celebrate everyone involved in creating a delicious cup of coffee. The day, also celebrated in many other countries including Australia and the USA, comes just before the first official ‘International Coffee Day’ on 1st October. International Coffee Day was created ‘to celebrate the coffee […]
Tuesday September 29, 2015
The Hot Potato of Waste Management
Ask the Expert: Jo Gilroy (Head of Sustainability). We asked our Sustainability expert ‘why is there no closed loop solution for packaging already on the market?’
Friday September 25, 2015
Optimal drinking with Dart Products Europe’s Optima® Lid
Running for your train no longer has to come at the cost of your coffee thanks to the Optima® Reclosable lid from Dart Products Europe. Made exclusively to be used with their paper hot cups, Optima means that clothes and hands remain free from leaked coffee. The Optima Reclosable lid is unique to the market […]
Monday September 21, 2015
Halloween kit for profitable festival
UK retail sales of Halloween products last year were around £240 million. Halloween is an opportunity for caterers to introduce a number of autumn inspired flavours to their food and drinks menus at a premium price; allowing operators to tap into a profitable festival that marks the change of seasons. New items on the menu […]
Friday September 18, 2015
Blue Cap Coffee launches new Coffee Sticks
Blue Cap Coffee have recently launched three new instant coffee sticks – produced and packaged specifically for the food services industry.
Thursday September 17, 2015
Christmas e-brochure for caterers’ busiest season
As autumn sets in with gusto you might already be thinking about the approach of Christmas, a busy season for the catering industry, where special festive menus and catering for large Christmas or New Year party groups creates a demand for festive crackers, tableware and party accessories.
Tuesday September 15, 2015
The Rugby World Cup is set to be a knockout
On September 18th the eight ever Rugby World Cup takes place in venues across England and Wales. This is the first time that England has hosted the Cup since 1999 and it’s sure to increase spending in the catering and hospitality sector, especially in pubs and bars showing live coverage of the games. Reports have […]
Monday September 14, 2015
The Catering Equipment Expo 2015
Bunzl Catering Supplies’ key partner suppliers will be exhibiting at the Catering Equipment Expo, the UK’s largest dedicated catering equipment show, at Wembley Stadium on Wednesday 16th September.
Friday September 11, 2015
Participate in Wrapmaster Wrap Challenge for Hospitality Action
Time is running out for caterers to take the Wrap Challenge and help raise money for Hospitality Action.
Thursday September 10, 2015
Safety Data Sheets (SDS) for chemicals
SDS are a document containing information on potential hazards (health, fire, reactivity and environmental) associated with a chemical product and how to use it safely. Most people know them as ‘Safety Data Sheets’ or simply ‘COSHH Sheets’. Although we all know they’re important, many of us don’t know why.
Tuesday September 8, 2015
Say ‘Cheers’ to the start of the Rugby World Cup
With the Rugby World Cup kicking off on 18th September, venues will be filling up with fans ready to back their favourite team in what promises to be several weeks of thrilling sport. Operators can prepare for the action, and get ready to cater for thirsty customers by stocking up with pint and half pint […]
Thursday September 3, 2015
Grab breakfast to go!
It has long been said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but with today’s busy lifestyles it’s not always at the top of everyone’s list. Customers are often looking for quick, healthy choices they can ‘grab n go’ to kick start their day. The Polarity tumblers from Huhtamaki offer the perfect […]
Friday August 28, 2015
Serve drinks for customers to Enjoy!
The ‘enjoy’ range from Huhtamaki, provides operators with a vibrant selection of cups and tumblers, which guarantee to brighten beverage services and put a smile on the face of customers!
Tuesday August 25, 2015
Swansoft extends its range!
Swansoft by Swantex is the ultimate quality disposable range of napkins and table coverings, that offers a great high quality alternative to linen. Now, for the first time, Swansoft range includes 40cm Readifold napkins in a wide range of on-trend colours.
Thursday August 20, 2015
Cleanline and How Cleaning Works
When you try to clean anything with water, whether it’s your car, your dirty plates or even your own body, there are four factors that always come into play. They are Mechanical Action, Time, Temperature, and Chemical Action.
Wednesday August 19, 2015
Simply Cups Members Event Video
Video footage from a unique member’s event in June has been made into an engaging video about the Simply Cups initiative. The video includes commentary from a number of key members, including new member Bunzl Catering Supplies, represented by Joanna Gilroy, Strategic Customer Sustainability Manager.
Monday August 17, 2015
Rubbermaid Launch Slim Jim Step-On
Rubbermaid Commercial Products is proud to introduce two new lines of Slim Jim containers designed to satisfy the diverse needs of any facility. The Slim Jim Step-On containers maximize space efficiency with a small footprint and slim profile ensuring a perfect fit in even the tightest spaces. Slim Jim containers enhance environment aesthetics, ensure safety […]
Thursday August 13, 2015
A convenient alternative to fresh milk
Milfresh superior granulated skimmed milk is ideal for anybody wanting to enjoy high quality hot drinks from automatic machines. It is healthy, skinny (fat free), 100% dairy and the UK leader in granulated milk for application out of home.
Wednesday August 12, 2015
Recycling symbols – the great unknown
A rather unsettling moment in life and one we have all experienced, probably more frequently than we care to admit, is when we discover that what we thought we knew we actually didn’t know at all. We encounter an ‘unknown unknown’, or in other words, something we didn’t know we didn’t know.
Tuesday August 11, 2015
New e-brochure for disposables
As the leading supplier of catering disposables in the UK we have an unparalleled range of disposable products designed with caterers in mind. These products are essential in the day-to-day running of a catering business and include disposable cups and tumblers, plates and bowls, platters, cutlery and drinking straws. These products, and more, are now […]
Monday August 10, 2015
How much waste we actually recycle
Ask the Expert: Jo Gilroy (Head of Sustainability). We asked our Sustainability expert ‘How much of the waste that goes into recycling bins ends up at a recycling plant? And how many of those plants are in the UK?’ And here’s what she told us…
Thursday August 6, 2015
Rubbermaid launches Quick Cart range
Around the clock, housekeepers and back-of-house staff work diligently to maintain a neat and clean appearance in guest facilities. This ensures guests and visitors experience the comfort and cleanliness they expect at all times.
Tuesday August 4, 2015
Infographic – industry insight on COSHH
Bunzl Catering Supplies has conducted extensive market research with operators across the catering and hospitality sector and it’s now sharing this insight with its customers via an infographic.
Monday August 3, 2015
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