EU Food Information Regulations (FIR)
In December 2014 the EU Food Information for Consumers Regulation (FIR) came into force, requiring foodservice operators to provide allergen information for all food on the premises. In back-of-house areas, or anywhere that food is prepared, it͛s important to ensure that all allergens are labelled correctly (throughout each stage of preparation) for the safety of […]
Thursday February 16, 2017
Matching a napkin to its task
When choosing the right napkins for your catering operation it͛s important to think about what tasks the napkins will be required to complete. To help you identify some suitable napkin choices by task, we’ve created a simple guide below. Most of these napkins can be custom printed with your own business logo or branding.
Thursday February 16, 2017
PET Cup Inserts: Making Grab n’ Go easier
Take a look on the grab n’ go shelves of coffee shops and supermarkets and what were once unimaginative combinations of sandwiches, bags of high saturated crisps and pots of pre-chopped fruit are now an ever-evolving selection of seasonal recipes, Asian-influenced dishes and mix and match snacks and nibbles.
Monday February 6, 2017
Food On-The-Go Trend 2017 – Say Aloha To Poke!
In a new series of blogs for 2017 we’re bringing food operators the latest trends for the on-the-go food market. From Acai bowls and Poke, to Bao burgers and rolled ice-cream – we’ll be taking a close look at the must-have dishes essential for any 2017 take-out menu; and we’ll be exploring why these dishes […]
Tuesday January 31, 2017
Stylish packaging for on the go lifestyles
Snacking consumption has been on the rise for a few years now, but the most significant growth has come in the past two years. The proportion of consumers snacking everyday grew from 76% in 2014 to 83% in 2016, according to the Technomic “2016 Snacking Occasion Consumer Trend Report”.
Thursday January 19, 2017
Hygiene is most important when choosing where to eat
Forget quality food, good service and a great atmosphere, when it comes to choosing where to eat, consumers think that hygiene is the most important factor. New research* has revealed that more than two-thirds of people put hygiene first when it comes to choosing where they dine, and a further 84% wouldn’t eat somewhere if […]
Thursday December 1, 2016
Bunzl Catering Supplies launch new online ordering system
When Costa Coffee asked us for an alternative means of placing orders, we developed a custom online ordering system to help Costa baristas optimise their time serving customers during busy periods.
Wednesday November 30, 2016
Cif Brass & Copper cleans & shines in one step
With its handsome classic looks copper pans are the king of professional kitchens. As an excellent conductor of heat, copper responds very quickly to changes in temperature, giving chefs greater control. Cookware made from copper is much less prone to hot spots in the metal, which means dishes are more likely to be cooked evenly […]
Wednesday November 9, 2016
DayMark delivers more with food rotation label dispenser
Back-of-house food safety labels are essential in all professional kitchens. They are an excellent way to monitor proper food rotation and ensure First In First Out (FIFO) protocol. Ensuring food freshness is an integral part to any food safety plan, and the most inexpensive and efficient way to ensure the freshness and safety of food […]
Thursday October 13, 2016
PVA Hygiene: A simple and effective way to clean
Cleaning chemicals are essential for any area where food is prepared or consumed. They are needed to remove soiling from surfaces and stop harmful bacteria from spreading. When you’re short on space, it can be difficult to find the room to safely store all of your crucial kitchen items, including those all-important chemicals. PVA Hygiene […]
Friday October 7, 2016
Eliminate washroom odours with Airsteril
There are three main factors that your guests are looking for when they visit the washroom. These are for it to look and feel clean, smell fresh and to be hygienic. When dining at a restaurant, your guests want to enjoy the whole experience, from food to atmosphere and quality, including the standards of the […]
Thursday September 29, 2016
Introducing our 2016 exclusive Christmas hot cups
With autumn taking hold and cooler weather on the way, it’s time for operators to begin the launch of their winter menus and be ready for the big freeze. An important part of any cosy winter menu is the hot drink options, especially coffee, tea and hot chocolate. But with consumers becoming more adventurous with […]
Thursday September 22, 2016
Bonasystems: How can slips be reduced in your establishment?
Slips are one of the largest causes of accidents in the UK, with over 50% of reported accidents happening to members of the public when visiting workplaces and 33% of all personal injury claims caused by slips. This costs society billions per year, but the costs to individual businesses can also be huge: the average […]
Tuesday September 20, 2016
Wrapmaster launches Easy Start cling film
Wrap Film Systems – makers of the award winning Wrapmaster range – has introduced a new ‘Easy Start’ feature to its cling film to give professionals a seamless start and a perfect tangle-free cut every time. When the pressure is on in the kitchen, the innovative ‘Easy Start’ roll back removes the hassle associated with […]
Monday September 5, 2016
Juice Burst, bursting with goodness
The Juice category has been going through something of a hard time of late, as consumers become more cautious of added sugar in their beverages; however there is one brand that has been thriving throughout. JUICEBURST has been established for fifteen years now, and a change of ownership five years ago has seen strong growth […]
Thursday September 1, 2016
Rocketing salad sales and a surge in superfoods
Over the last few years, operators have seen a shift in customer menu choices. With the surge in superfoods, many customers are buying healthy and filling items that are not only fresh and crunchy, but can also fit around their increasingly busy lifestyles. With a shift from sandwiches to salads, supermarket giant Tesco reported that […]
Friday July 22, 2016
Compostable Woodland children’s lunch boxes from Colpac
Providing a balanced and practical lunch on-the-go that appeals to children, and has the approval of the parent, is no easy task. So leading supplier Colpac has launched a fantastic new range of children’s lunch packaging that helps catering operators to do just that, whilst being environmentally responsible.
Friday July 15, 2016
SCA launches new Tork dispenser line for premium washrooms
Using dispensers in public washrooms brings many practical and hygienic advantages. But for many image-conscious establishments, dispensers have often been neglected due to high requirements on design. From that insight, SCA now launches Tork Image Design Line – a new complete dispenser line in stainless steel designed for premium washrooms.
Thursday June 16, 2016
Win an Apple Sport Watch for the Innovate blog anniversary
Today, The INNOVATE blog celebrates its first anniversary. Originally launched in June 2015, the online platform has received over 2000 page views in the last month alone. To commemorate the anniversary, the business is giving away an Apple Sport Watch in a prize draw to one lucky winner in celebration of a year dedicated to […]
Monday June 13, 2016
Ecolab Greaselift product innovation
Is it true you can safely degrease without wearing gloves and goggles? Ecolab’s greaselift is a powerful and non-caustic kitchen degreasing solution. Greaselift™ is an innovative, non-caustic and biodegradable kitchen degreasing solution that has the power of caustic degreasers, but does not require the use of protective gloves, googles or aprons.
Wednesday June 8, 2016
There’s a right royal party brewing this summer
PG tips is calling on operators to throw a right royal par-tea for The Patron’s Lunch on June 12th. The crowning event in a weekend of national celebration, the Patron’s Lunch is the perfect excuse to raise a cuppa to toast Her Majesty – and an excellent opportunity for operators to boost their tea sales […]
Friday June 3, 2016
Biotech: The world’s first biologically active toilet tissue which actively cleans and sanitises pipes!
Biotech: The first ‘Biologically Active Toilet Tissue’ which actively cleans, sanitises and unblocks pipes, septic tanks and sewerage systems.
Monday May 9, 2016
An Innovation in Food Handling: EasyGlove’s Clean Hands® System
The phrase ‘Dirty Money’ may have different meanings for different people, but as far as microbiology is concerned have you ever thought about what else you are getting back along with your change when shopping?
Friday April 29, 2016
FIFO Bottles – First In, First Out for quick service
Menu customisation is popular with Millennials who expect to be able to pick and choose their meal items with ease. Sauces are an ideal way to differentiate your menu items and allow your customers to make custom decisions without adding too much additional cost to your operation.
Thursday April 28, 2016
Amazing Grazing: how snacking has become a major UK food trend
Consumers in the modern age have increasingly busy lives, full of daily tasks and responsibilities, requiring them to fit their food around their lives, and not their lives around their food. This increase of time-poor consumers has changed the need for the traditional meal concept into the need for fast, easy and filling ‘mini-meals’.
Tuesday April 12, 2016
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