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Counter units bring flexibility to school catering operation that feeds 1,700

Counter units bring flexibility to school catering operation that feeds 1,700

Catering equipment firm Moffat has helped a school freshen up its dining service with movable counter units. The aim of the units was to allow Stockport Grammar school to set up and clear away its catering service quickly so the space could be used for other activities. Catering to breakfast and lunchtime menus for 1,700

Ex-McDonald’s exec John Upton takes ‘Ronseal’ approach to unlocking sustainable growth

Industry veteran John Upton says it is vital for operators to be able to build a brand with sustainable growth potential – and that means being candid about the strengths and weaknesses associated with their business.   Upton, now the chairman of food-to-go brands Mother Clucker and The Naked Deli, said how experience working as managing

Monika stays smart under new branding as it gets set to unveil next generation of mobile kitchen products

Digital food safety and compliance expert Monika has unveiled its new branding strapline ‘Stay safe, smart & connected’. The company, which has offices in the UK, Australia and the Middle East, wants the new strapline to show commitment to food safety and compliance. The branding pre-empts a release of new mobile products which aim to

Rational announces series of live events as it looks to the future of foodservice

Rational has launched a series of live events called ‘Tomorrow’s Kitchen’, with an aim to show how the latest equipment can benefit the industry. The live events want to cover specific areas in order to outline how multifunctional technology can help improve sectors in the industry such as healthcare or hotel banqueting. At each event,

Aramark launches campaign to reduce single-use plastic by 2022

In an effort to reduce plastic waste, Aramark has committed to reducing the use of single-use disposable plastics across its global operations by 2022. Starting in September, Aramark will implement changes across 19 countries, including the UK and Ireland where it serves over 110 million meals a year in more than 1,100 locations. The announcement

Wright & Bell expands portfolio with purchase of Kingly Court restaurant

Wright & Bell has added Whyte & Brown to its hospitality portfolio after the purchase of the restaurant in London’s Kingly Court this month. The group already operates the Kitty Hawk and The Backroom Bar at South Place, Moorgate, with this move strengthening Wright & Bell’s presence across the London market. The Whyte & Brown

Sabio seals three-year customer support deal with Nisbets

Sabio has secured a three-year contract with Nisbets to support the Bristol-based supplier’s critical customer engagement technology. The plan is for Sabio to help optimise customer contact technology and enable Nisbets’ digital equipment strategy. Under the contract, Sabio will upgrade Nisbets’ contact centre platform and will also offer full support for the company’s critical communications

Lockhart parent buys Norwegian catering equipment firm

Bunzl plc, parent of Lockhart Catering Equipment, has announced it has acquired its first business in Norway. The specialist international distribution and services group has bought Enor AS, a supplier of light catering equipment. Enor AS is based in Oslo and operates over 11 locations through the country, supplying to a variety of clients including

UK set for 5% food price hike following extreme weather

Meat, vegetable and dairy prices are set to increase by round 5% following this year’s extreme weather, according to new research. The centre for economics and business research (CEBR) has found that wholesale prices have already felt the effects. Vegetables have particularly suffered, with farm gate prices from March to July increasing by 41% for

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