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Rational hopes supplier approval will boost Irish demand for its ovens

Rational hopes supplier approval will boost Irish demand for its ovens

Rational is hoping that its sales in Ireland will get a boost after its SelfCookingCenter models were added to a national list of the most energy efficient products. The company’s flagship combi oven will now appear on the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland Triple E register for businesses. It aims to highlight energy efficient equipment,

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

VOX POP: Where’s the industry heading when it comes to green kitchens?

The concept and fruition of ‘green kitchens’ is poised to grow at an ever-increasing rate as awareness of sustainability and its importance plays a far greater role within the foodservice environment. We got in touch with a number of the leading suppliers to pose the following question: When you think of the term ‘green kitchens’,

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

50% of operators blame cost for not buying greener kitchen equipment

Cost is still the biggest barrier to the purchase of energy efficient catering equipment, it was claimed yesterday at the launch of a new report into kitchen sustainability. UK foodservice remains an industry that “buys mainly on price” despite an awareness among operators that choosing more sustainable equipment offers significant lifetime savings. Around 50% of

FEJ AWARDS 2018 SHORTLIST: Operator of the Year for Energy Efficiency & Sustainability, sponsored by Meiko

The Operator of the Year for Energy Efficiency & Sustainability award, sponsored by Meiko, recognises that with pressure on businesses to act as responsibly as possible when it comes to sustainability, not to mention the rising cost of energy bills, the focus on energy efficiency in commercial kitchens has never been greater. This accolade pays tribute

Mitchells & Butlers regulates kitchen extract systems to curtail energy usage

Pub giant Mitchells & Butlers has adopted technology that regulates extract systems in many of its kitchens as part of its mission to bring down energy costs. Catering areas across its estate, which spans 1,700 sites, are increasingly using equipment that controls its extract and air supply fans to ensure they always run at the

THE GREEN REPORT: When will efficiency take precedence over price for kitchen owners?

There is an appreciation that operators need to be running more efficient kitchens in future, but this doesn’t always translate to sales of energy efficient models when equipment is being purchased. Is 2018 set to herald the year of change? Manufacturers have invested heavily in making their equipment more efficient in recent years. But if