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EXCLUSIVE: RMB overhauls kitchen equipment focus

EXCLUSIVE: RMB overhauls kitchen equipment focus

Catering equipment supplier rexmartins is offering foodservice operators access to affordable kitchen solutions that will deliver value to their business. FEJ met with managing director Martin Porter to find out more about one of the newest brands on the market. When Martin Porter sold his refrigeration and air conditioning business to Toshiba Carrier in 2007,

Andrew Nisbet

Andrew Nisbet declares NCEC an ‘industry resource’ as three-year project comes to fruition

Andrew Nisbet yesterday paid tribute to the “biggest building project” the Nisbets Group has ever been involved in as the National Catering Equipment Centre officially opened its doors in Avonmouth, Bristol. Glenn Roberts, chair of trade association CESA, had the honour of cutting the ribbon to mark the launch of the facility, with representatives from more than

Klaus Goeldenbot, CEO

New Nisbets chief spent first week picking and packing in warehouse

New Nisbets chief executive, Klaus Goeldenbot, has revealed he spent his first week in the job picking and packing orders in the company’s warehouse as he seeks to quickly get to grips with every aspect of its business. As part of an induction programme to understand the £320m-a-year catering equipment giant’s operations, Mr Goeldenbot is

JD Wetherspoon pub

Pub giant drops menu prices 7.5% in protest over VAT disparity

JD Wetherspoon is slashing prices of food and drink by 7.5% in all 900 of its pubs for today only in protest over what it calls VAT “disparity” in the UK. The chain is urging legislators to change regulations that it believes give pubs a significant tax disadvantage against supermarkets. In its latest financial report,


EXCLUSIVE: Catering sales contribute £71m to the National Trust’s income

The National Trust made sales of almost £71m from catering and foodservice last year, FEJ can reveal. Catering is now the third largest generator of revenue for the National Trust, behind enterprise and renewables and membership. Food is on course to become the second biggest contributor to the organisation next year if it maintains its current

QX-TPA induction unit

Induced Energy blasts induction cooking market wide open with ‘economy’ offering

British catering equipment manufacturer, Induced Energy, has unveiled a new range of ‘economy’ induction, which is available at a price that it claims will save end-users money. Pricing starts at £950 for the QX-TP flat single zone induction cooker, going up to £1750 for the QX-TPA wok and hob twin induction cooker. The company insists

Steve Proud, business development manager

Proud Inns reckons it can slash gas bill by 50% using British-made grills

A growing North East England pub and hotel group has equipped its kitchens with cooking appliances from Synergy Grill as part of an effort to reduce catering bills. Four SG630 Synergy Grills have been installed in each of the four restaurant kitchens run by Proud Inns in Durham and the surrounding area. The group has bought in the

Airedale Printworks Leeds

Former M&B and Greene King purchasing chief joins kitchen house

Former Mitchells & Butlers and Greene King procurement chief Barry Acton has swapped the end-user market for the catering equipment side of the business by joining Airedale Group. Acton, who also worked for De Vere Hotels and has been responsible for category spend budgets in excess of £150m over the past 15 years, takes on

Northcote, located in Blackburn. Electrolux photography case study. Picture by Shaun Fellows / Shine Pix

Price pressure makes minor dent in Electrolux Professional’s UK profits but turnover soars 13%

Sales of foodservice equipment at Electrolux Professional’s UK division rose a healthy 13% to £20.5m last year, but price pressures in the wake of Brexit left a small dent in the company’s operating profits. The solid growth in revenue, which represents an increase of £2.5m on the £18m it booked in 2015, was revealed in