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FEJ Power List 2017: Who are your commercial kitchen stars?

FEJ Power List 2017: Who are your commercial kitchen stars?

Foodservice Equipment Journal is calling on you to nominate your kitchen stars of the year after officially opening the nomination process for the 2017 FEJ Power List. Now in its third year, the FEJ Power List serves as a definitive guide to 40 high-flying end-user individuals responsible for specifying, purchasing and sanctioning commercial kitchens. From

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Star Pubs ploughs £4m into kitchen refits in new F&F policy

UK-based Star Pubs & Bars has funnelled more than £4m into kitchen refits over the past two years with £1.6m of investments in 2017. The company is renovating its kitchen fixtures and fittings as part of its F&F policy which funds high cost items such as ovens, fridges, and grills, helping save licensees’ capital and

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Bounce ping pong concept serves up three-year restaurant expansion plan

Bounce Ping Pong Ltd, the parent company of sporting foodservice chain Bounce, is to be renamed Social Entertainment Ventures Ltd, as part of a global expansion plan that involves opening a string of new sites. Bounce has made a name for itself in the London market by combining ping pong with a bar and restaurant

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Pub bosses join forces to demand “immediate” business rates reform

A coalition of consumers, pub owners, operators and brewers has written to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government Sajid Javid to demand immediate and thorough reform of business rates. The joint letter, co-authored by the Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR), British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA), British Institute of Innkeeping (BII),

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Augmented reality gives catering equipment buyers new power

Foodservice operators will soon be able to view the inner workings of the latest refrigeration equipment without even having to step into a showroom or test kitchen thanks to new smartphone technology. Foster Refrigerator revealed this morning that it has launched an augmented reality smartphone app that will offer buyers a 360-degree view of its flagship +stayclear

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INDUSTRY Q&A: New-look CEDA connects with foodservice operators

The Catering Equipment Distributors Association (CEDA) recently refreshed its branding and corporate identity in a move that it believes will make it clearer for operators to understand the value its members offer. FEJ spoke to director general Adam Mason to find out more. You undertook a six-month branding exercise. What was the purpose of that project

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Commercial Kitchen reports 18% rise in buyers with £5m-plus budgets

Commercial Kitchen attracted 1,775 attendees over the course of the two days it ran at the NEC in Birmingham last week, the show’s organisers have said. Diversified Communications, which also stages Casual Dining and Lunch!, said the increase in the number of visitors through the doors included an 18% rise in “big spenders”, which it

DUNSTABLE, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 20: Whipsnade's new male baby giraffe - which is yet to be named - meets the outside world at Whipsnade Wild Animal Park on October 20, 2004 in Dunstable, England. Born on October 9 to parents Bruno and Ellie, this is the first reticulated giraffe birth at Whipsnade in three years, and is the seventh calf to be born at Whipsnade. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

Whipsnade Zoo to redesign its five cafes and learn from casual dining kitchens

Whipsnade Zoo has pledged to “redefine” its catering offering – including investment and redesign of its five cafes – as part of a brand new foodservice strategy that bids to capitalise on high street dining trends. The overhaul is being led by its catering partner Levy Restaurants, which will oversee the transformation of the Bedfordshire

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Contemporary CEDA shows operators why its members meet all kitchen needs

The Catering Equipment Distributors Association (CEDA) has refreshed its branding and corporate identity in a move that it believes will make it clearer for operators to understand the value its members offer. The association has just concluded a six-month brand review exercise aimed at learning how members perceive their businesses and the services they provide

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