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Equipment plays starring role in differentiating Compass’ new coffee brands

Equipment plays starring role in differentiating Compass’ new coffee brands

Multinational contract foodservice firm Compass has ramped up its branded operations by rolling out two new B2B coffee brands across the UK and Ireland with varied USPs. With its new brands, Peak St. and Crackle & Hum, which were unveiled yesterday at a special press launch, the company is using its choice of coffee machines to

Mount Charles rakes in £37m worth of contracts and expands footprint of catering business

Mount Charles, a Northern Ireland-based catering and outsourcing company, has successfully bagged a raft of new accounts totalling £37m for the last year following its entry to the Republic of Ireland. The firm announced that it has won new contracts over its collective duration in the past 12 months, boosting this year’s turnover by 18%

Catering firms merge businesses to create £300m ‘one-stop-shop’

CH&Co Group this morning confirmed it is merging with events catering and services company Concerto Group in a deal that creates a business worth £300m in sales. The move puts the business in a position of being able to offer clients a one-stop-shop that meets all event requirements, including venue finding and booking, catering, production

Largest part of the contract catering market by value revealed

The outsourced business and industry (B&I) catering market will be worth £2.13 billion over the next three years, making it the largest part of the contract catering sector by some distance, it has been predicted. The value of the B&I market, which represents foodservice sales to offices and workplace environments, reached £1.96 billion in 2016

UK’s 15 biggest caterers rack up sales of £5.08 billion

The top 15 contract caterers in the UK market are collectively generating more than £5 billion a year in sales, new figures revealed. Compass Group remains far and away the largest player in the sector with UK revenues of £1.98 billion last year. Sodexo takes the number two position, with sales of £1.19 billion, although

Sodexo splashes big with £500m takeover of rival caterer

Sodexo has shaken up the contract catering market by splashing out $675m (£513m) to acquire sports and leisure catering specialist Centerplate from private equity firm Olympus Partners. The acquisition doubles the size of Sodexo’s sports catering business in one move. Centerplate is the fourth largest operator by revenues in the US sports and leisure market,

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Chef Mark Sargeant strikes kitchen development deal with top caterer

UK caterer CH&Co Group has forged a new partnership with well-known chef and restaurateur, Mark Sargeant. The partnership is designed to uphold the contract caterer’s commitment to ongoing food innovation and development as well as motivating chefs and teams. Sargeant will support CH&Co Group across its portfolio of businesses, which operate in the heritage, leisure, education and

Signature Dining recruits former Caterplus executive to deliver new contracts

Care sector caterer Signature Dining has brought in a new company director as it looks to build on the £1.4m worth of contracts it has bagged since the start of the year.  David Penlington will work alongside company founder Paul Robottom in growing the business. The pair previously worked together for eight years at contract caterer Caterplus.

Caterer defies falling oil and gas prices to build kitchens overseas

Scotland’s largest independent privately-owned catering company is preparing to grab a bigger slice of international markets after securing an additional £6.5m in investment. Westhill-based Entier plans to expand its overseas operations, building on its existing work at 38 remote locations in 23 countries. The business already has a presence in Australia, Canada, Singapore, Trinidad and

Contract caterer launches first retail site for in-house cafe brand

Eurest, part of Compass Group UK & Ireland, has launched the first public-facing site of its Caffé Dallucci brand at Solent Business Park in Fareham. Focussing on providing fresh food, great coffee and good company, the brand will now provide its premium food and beverage offer to a public audience, having launched a series of other