It’s time we talked about microbeads in skin care
On the 9 January 2018 a ban on the manufacture of products containing microbeads came into force in the UK – a landmark step in the introduction of one of the world’s toughest bans on these harmful pieces of plastic.
Monday March 5, 2018
An illustration of the value of auto-dosed drain cleaning systems
Clean and simple: a series of blogs from Cleanline expert Rod Hale. We asked our Cleanline expert ‘Why is it important for commercial kitchens to have an auto-dosed drain cleaning system installed?’ And here’s what he told us… Insects aren’t usually very welcome in catering environments, but if you ever get the chance to be […]
Thursday February 22, 2018
Overcoming the Single-use Mindset
Ask the Expert: Jo Gilroy (Head of Sustainability). We asked our Sustainability expert ‘What is a single-use mindset and why is it important that operators in the catering and hospitality industry overcome it?’ And here’s what she told us… Since the airing of the British nature documentary series on marine life, Blue Planet II, the […]
Wednesday February 21, 2018
Increasing demand for eco-friendly cleaning products
Sales of eco-friendly household products are increasing as consumers look to natural cleaning products to add some sparkle to their homes, while reducing their environmental impact. The market research firm Mintel recently revealed that eco-friendly cleaning products account for 30 per cent of the household cleaners market, increasing by 15 per cent since 2013. This […]
Friday February 16, 2018
Healthy eating and indulgent foods big in 2017, so what’s next in 2018?
In 2017, we explored the latest trends in the take-out food market via a series of bi-monthly blogs. From Tempura and Bento boxes to fried chicken sandwiches and spiralised vegetables – our blogs revealed the latest must-have dishes, with helpful advice on how to package them for consumption on-the-go. As we reflect on the trends […]
Thursday February 15, 2018
Cleanline e-learning website re-branded and re-launched in 2018
The Cleanline e-learning website has been re-branded and re-launched, providing up-to-date COSHH awareness training in line with the current classification, labelling, and packaging regulation (CLP) and an expanded product resource section – now providing advice and safety information on over 46 Cleanline cleaning products. The CLP regulation ensures that the hazards presented by chemicals (including […]
Monday February 12, 2018
Customers seeking a more environmentally friendly packaging solution
The nation’s love affair with food and drink on-the-go continues. A recent piece of research from global market research firm Mintel indicates that the on-the-go food and drink market could be worth £23.5billion by 2022. This growth is partly down to innovative menu development, inspired by consumer trends towards healthy foods, with adventurous, global flavours. […]
Wednesday January 31, 2018
The history of cleaning products
Clean and simple: a series of blogs from Cleanline expert Rod Hale. We asked our Cleanline expert ‘How have cleaning products evolved over time?’ And here’s what he told us… 4,500 years ago in Babylon a diligent scribe was rather impressed with a practice he’d witnessed known as washing. He promptly took up is his […]
Thursday January 25, 2018
Conference Summary: Bunzl Catering Supplies – Celebrating Our People
The Bunzl Catering & Hospitality divisional conference was held on Friday 19 January at the Beaumont Estate; a spa and leisure hotel and resort in Windsor, Berkshire. The resort is an 18th-century mansion with a royal history. Over 450 delegates from Bunzl Catering & Hospitality Division, and our key partner suppliers, gathered to hear the […]
Wednesday January 24, 2018
Bunzl Catering Supplies to continue sustainability drive in 2018
Throughout 2017 Bunzl Catering Supplies pioneered a broad range of sustainability initiatives including our first ever Sustainable Future e-brochure, the Square Mile Challenge with Simply Cups, and sponsorship of the waste2zero awards. These industry-leading projects demonstrate our strong and ongoing commitment to reduce the impact of waste in our business and in the foodservice industry. […]
Tuesday January 23, 2018
Dart Products Europe introduce Diner-Pak™ containers and lids
According to the Takeaway Economy Report, which uses data compiled by The Centre for Economics and Business Research, spending on takeaway food grew by 34 per cent between 2009 and 2016 – to £9.9 billion – and now equates to 12.1 per cent of total spending on food.
Tuesday January 16, 2018
Our People: The Tamworth charity team – helping local people in need
In 2016, a group of 6 employees based at our National Distribution Centre in Tamworth, formed a charity team, to brainstorm and implement fundraising activities to support a variety of local charities. In 2017, the group…
Monday January 8, 2018
PURELL Surface Sanitising Spray & Wipes launched to address a specialised need within the food environment
Many people spend a lot of their time at work, school, hospital, shopping, and other commercial and leisure facilities. These areas with high traffic of people have higher chances of playing host to a variety of germs. There is also a threat of sickness and infections in places where people are in contact with each […]
Thursday January 4, 2018
Keeping food safe with the Thermapen IR combination thermometer
When cooking dishes for your customers to eat there are two main priorities – the first is that the food is safe for consumption and the second is that the food is cooked to specification.
Thursday December 21, 2017
The choices are plentiful with plastic soufflé portion containers & lids
Offering consumers’ plenty of choice on the menu, and serving food in quality packaging with consistency, is a key aspect to success in today’s competitive foodservice market. An article on the RSM website called Top trends to watch in restaurants in 2017 suggests that, “Branding [in foodservice]…starts with creative menu options, the quality of the […]
Wednesday December 20, 2017
Increase your cleaning efficiency with the UNGER erGO! clean All-in-one Advanced Floor Cleaning System
According to online publication HSE (Health and Safety Executive), slips and trips comprise 35 per cent of ‘major’ injuries in the food and drink industries (e.g. causing a broken arm or requiring hospitalisation).
Tuesday December 19, 2017
Celebrate the season with Sweetbird Sugar-free Gingerbread syrup
This winter season, the drink of choice on coffee shop menus is the gingerbread latte. The drink has become so popular with consumers that a recent Starbucks Twitter poll revealed that the gingerbread latte was the consumers favourite winter hot drink in 2016 (up 34 per cent on the second favourite, toffee nut latte).
Monday December 18, 2017
Food On-The-Go Trend 2017 – Savoury yoghurt is the new sweet
Sweet yoghurt (often filled with sugar) is being pushed aside in favour of yoghurt with savoury ingredients and toppings, like spices, olive oil, cucumbers, pulses, beans, seeds, and garlic.
Friday December 15, 2017
How to avoid a norovirus outbreak with The Oxivir Body Spillage Kit
As if the chilly weather, dark mornings and runny nose weren’t enough to deal with this winter, the season has another down side – the winter vomiting bug.
Thursday December 14, 2017
Bunzl Catering Supplies headline sponsor the inaugural waste2zero Awards
On Wednesday 6 December, Bunzl Catering Supplies headline sponsored the inaugural waste2zero Awards, held at the Ham Yard Hotel in London.
Monday December 11, 2017
PRISTINE hand soaps with new spa-inspired formulations
Consumers continue to be concerned about potential side-effects of artificial substances sometimes used in skincare products, such as parabens, petrochemicals and toxins. Euromonitor predicts that consumers are increasingly seek out a ‘greener approach’ looking for products that do not harm their skin, and are kinder to the environment.
Tuesday December 5, 2017
Government respond to plastic waste with enquiry into single-use foodservice packaging
Ask the Expert: Jo Gilroy (Head of Sustainability). We asked our Sustainability expert ‘Why is it important for the catering and hospitality industry to develop and improve recycling habits?’ And here’s what she told us…
Monday December 4, 2017
Street food – an affordable way to try different cuisines
According to the Santa Maria Foodservice ‘What’s next in street food?’ report, the street food trend has seen a growth of 86 per cent since 2014, and shows no signs of slowing. The street food phenomena can be traced all the way back to ancient Greece – where small fried fish were sold in the […]
Tuesday November 28, 2017
Top tips for choosing your cleaning product supplier
Clean and simple: a series of blogs from Cleanline expert Rod Hale. We asked our Cleanline expert ‘What advice would you give a foodservice operator looking to choose or change a cleaning product supplier?’ And here’s what he told us…
Thursday November 23, 2017
Diversey launch the new TASKI AERO vacuum cleaner range
From the 1st of September 2017 vacuum cleaners sold in Europe are required to be more cost- and energy-efficient. The European Commission is making use of the latest state-of-the-art technologies to ensure that European consumers have the most energy efficient products available. The updated eco-design requirements will lower appliances’ maximum power, annual energy consumption and […]
Monday November 20, 2017
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