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EDITOR’S VIEW: Even with the best will in the world, there’s no escaping the price factor just yet

EDITOR’S VIEW: Even with the best will in the world, there’s no escaping the price factor just yet

Although it probably wouldn’t surprise you to hear the UK foodservice market described as an industry that buys mainly on price, it has always felt as though there is an expectation from within the supplier community that this will change in future. Whether this is misguided, or at best hopeful, only time will tell. There

Suppliers ‘need to set price points so payback on greener kit is acceptable’

Manufacturers need to set price points so premiums for more energy efficient equipment are paid back within two thirds of the product lifecycle, it has been suggested. Research conducted for the ‘Equipped for the Future’ carried out by Hoshizaki UK found that the ‘two thirds’ figure served as the level where an additional premium was

Rexmartins releases its most comprehensive priced catalogue of catering equipment

Rexmartins, the Tunbridge Wells-based supplier of commercial catering equipment, has released a comprehensive 52-page priced catalogue detailing its range of commercial catering equipment and ancillary products.  The new catalogue is the first step in the company’s strategy of developing a network of distributors throughout the UK and Ireland. Extending to more than 230 products, the

EXCLUSIVE: Surplus catering equipment market valued at £250m and growing

The second-hand catering equipment market could be worth £250m within a few years as a rise in the number of companies looking to responsibly offload product adds to the volume of kit available for resale. Specialist surplus equipment handler Ramco says it has witnessed a dramatic spike in activity within the foodservice sector during the

Kitchens pack in prime cooking equipment to max out menus

The ever-broadening tastes of customers and a growing need to keep menus varied means the appetite for operators to adopt a wide range of core cooking equipment is as strong as ever, it has been claimed. Manufacturers suggest few operators can afford to be without the full repertoire of prime cooking equipment if they want

EXCLUSIVE: Lack of planning forces buyers into impulse equipment purchases, says top caterer

A failure to properly plan ahead is preventing companies from taking advantage of the latest energy efficient catering equipment and instead forcing them into impulse purchases, it has been suggested by one of the country’s biggest caterers. Yesterday we revealed how 50% of operators blame cost as one of the main reasons for not buying

Catering equipment firm transforms operations with RFID technology investment

A British refrigeration company that rents out more than 20,000 items of catering equipment worldwide is extending its use of RFID tracking globally after successfully deploying the technology in Europe. Lowe Rental claims to have saved weeks of staff time and achieved an almost 100% accuracy rate since installing the system from CoreRFID two years ago

Catering equipment suppliers spooked by turbulence facing restaurants

The mood of the catering equipment industry has swung dramatically from 2017 to 2018, with many more companies feeling that the economy will struggle in the next 12 months, according to the latest CESA Business Barometer. It’s surveyed members at the end of Q1 2018 and discovered a change in priorities in terms of what

‘Overly-flexible kit’ risks compromising kitchen quality and consistency, warns Tortilla food boss

Operators who get too carried away with installing multi-functional kitchen equipment at the cost of kit that does fewer tasks risk compromising on the quality of the end product. That’s according to the head of food at Tortilla, Martyn Clover, who is in charge of ensuring kitchens produce consistent food across almost 40 sites run

Maker of unique catering trolley looks to step up product’s commercialisation

Healthcare supplier Quality Hospital Solutions (QHS) is aiming to develop a commercial channel for a specialist beverage trolley it created in partnership with a North East hospital authority. The system was originally developed alongside Sunderland City Hospitals to provide an effective and practical solution to meet patient hydration needs. Since then, numerous hospital trusts have