September 23rd marked the official first day of autumn for 2015 and the new season is full of prospects for food and beverage operators; drink menus become influenced by pumpkin and gingerbread and food offerings start to align with the cooler weather.
National Coffee Day is a day where people come together and celebrate everyone involved in creating a delicious cup of coffee. The day, also celebrated in many other countries including Australia and the USA, comes just before the first official ‘International Coffee Day’ on 1st October. International Coffee Day was created ‘to celebrate the coffee sector’s diversity, quality and passion’.
Ask the Expert: Jo Gilroy (Head of Sustainability).
We asked our Sustainability expert ‘why is there no closed loop solution for packaging already on the market?’
Running for your train no longer has to come at the cost of your coffee thanks to the Optima® Reclosable lid from Dart Products Europe. Made exclusively to be used with their paper hot cups, Optima means that clothes and hands remain free from leaked coffee. The Optima Reclosable lid is unique to the market and a perfect match for on–the-go drinkers with an active lifestyle.
UK retail sales of Halloween products last year were around £240 million. Halloween is an opportunity for caterers to introduce a number of autumn inspired flavours to their food and drinks menus at a premium price; allowing operators to tap into a profitable festival that marks the change of seasons. New items on the menu may include pumpkin, chestnuts, cranberries, apples, roasted vegetables, and aromatic spices. Transforming standard dishes into warming seasonal favourites that will draw customers in from the cold.
Blue Cap Coffee have recently launched three new instant coffee sticks – produced and packaged specifically for the food services industry.
As autumn sets in with gusto you might already be thinking about the approach of Christmas, a busy season for the catering industry, where special festive menus and catering for large Christmas or New Year party groups creates a demand for festive crackers, tableware and party accessories.
On September 18th the eight ever Rugby World Cup takes place in venues across England and Wales. This is the first time that England has hosted the Cup since 1999 and it’s sure to increase spending in the catering and hospitality sector, especially in pubs and bars showing live coverage of the games. Reports have predicted the Rugby World Cup to be worth 2.1 billion overall to the British economy.
Bunzl Catering Supplies’ key partner suppliers will be exhibiting at the Catering Equipment Expo, the UK’s largest dedicated catering equipment show, at Wembley Stadium on Wednesday 16th September.
SDS are a document containing information on potential hazards (health, fire, reactivity and environmental) associated with a chemical product and how to use it safely. Most people know them as ‘Safety Data Sheets’ or simply ‘COSHH Sheets’. Although we all know they’re important, many of us don’t know why.
With the Rugby World Cup kicking off on 18th September, venues will be filling up with fans ready to back their favourite team in what promises to be several weeks of thrilling sport. Operators can prepare for the action, and get ready to cater for thirsty customers by stocking up with pint and half pint ‘To Line’ or ‘To Brim’ CE Marked rPET tumblers from Huhtamaki.
This September we are offering our customers a FREE Wrapmaster Duo, from our partner supplier Wrap Film Systems, when they purchase a Refill Starter Kit containing 2 rolls of cling film and 1 roll of foil.