FoodCo, the company behind coffee chains Muffin Break and Jamaica Blue, has appointed Victor Manufacturing to provide a series of bespoke refrigerated display cabinets for its outlets across the UK after abandoning its previous policy of sourcing them from abroad.
The business used to import its refrigerated display units from Australia, but decided to call on the Bradford-based retail equipment supplier’s assistance after realising it made more sense to source a UK product.
Victor has now manufactured and installed a selection of its Evolution refrigerated display units, which have been made to a specific requirement to maintain the aesthetically-pleasing nature of the Muffin Break and Jamaica Blue cafés.
The refrigerated units have been constructed to a tailored, 1.8m-wide design that not only complements the style of the sites, but also enables the café outlets to effectively display products.
These large refrigerated Evolution display units are used to hold a wide range of fresh products that sit alongside the muffin and coffee offering.
They come fully enclosed with four sliding rear doors and LED lights under each shelf, illuminating the products.
Each unit circulates air through the rear to allow for a streamlined, contemporary front counter without the need for ventilation grills.
Michael Johnson, national operations manager at FoodCo, said: “In the past we imported our refrigerated display units from Australia, but quickly identified a need to source a UK product that could serve the same purpose.
“After speaking to a number of our industry contacts, one name was frequently recommended and that was Victor. After liaising with the team, it quickly became clear that Victor could service our requirement for customised refrigeration equipment perfectly.”
Mr Johnson added that having professional, knowledgeable technicians on-hand locally to answer any questions it has was also a “real plus”.
Victor collaborated with Nisbets on this project, which distributed the Evolution display units to the Muffin Break and Jamaica Blue cafés.
Michael Inwood, sales and marketing director at Victor, said: “Our in-house design and manufacturing facilities mean we were able to craft a completely custom-made version of our popular Evolution display unit for FoodCo. Whether a customer requires a standard product or a custom-built, one-off item, we have the ability to identify the ideal catering equipment solution whatever the project.”