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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