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Keeping food consumers informed with nutritional information

According to NHS data, over 58% of women and 65% of men in England are classified as being overweight or obese, with a main contributor being the healthiness of their diets.

A lack of knowledge about nutritional information was the key barrier for people to make informed dietary choices and 40% of consumers stated that they found the format of nutritional information on food packaging confusing (Mintel, 2015).

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Benders Milano Cup – ideal for drinking on the go

Here in the UK we love our hot beverages, especially in the colder months. According to The British Coffee Association, around 55 million cups of coffee are consumed every day and the UK Tea and Infusions Association’s website has revealed that 165 million cups of tea are consumed each day.

The Milano Barrier Insulated paper cup is perfect for all types of hot beverages on the go. The cup incorporates licensed high performance insulation technology exclusive to Benders Paper Cups. The unique construction offers a very comfortable textured feel in the hand. Its chic design is instantly recognisable and makes it suitable for any hot beverage and any application.

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How to deliver meals that will impress

Research conducted by CGA Peach has found that nearly 27 million people have had restaurant or takeaway food delivered in the UK over the last 6 months, with a third of consumers increasing the frequency with which they do so. Weekly delivery numbers have been found to be almost identical to the number of weekly dine-in restaurant visits, showing a real shift towards convenience eating at home. Traditional ‘fast-food’ establishments are not the only places offering delivery anymore. High street restaurant chains, cafes and even luxury restaurants are joining the trend, with Michelin-starred restaurant Galvin at Windows recently trialing delivery of a £35 set menu using the Deliveroo service.

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Cif Brass & Copper cleans & shines in one step

With its handsome classic looks copper pans are the king of professional kitchens. As an excellent conductor of heat, copper responds very quickly to changes in temperature, giving chefs greater control.

Cookware made from copper is much less prone to hot spots in the metal, which means dishes are more likely to be cooked evenly – essential for professional chefs.

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Compostable v recyclable food packaging

Ask the Expert: Jo Gilroy (Head of Sustainability).

We asked our Sustainability expert ‘Which option is more sustainable – compostable packaging or recyclable packaging?’

And here’s what she told us…

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The Catering Operator’s Top 10 Christmas Shopping List

As experts in non-food consumables, we’ve been helping our customers prepare for the busy Christmas season and wanted to share with you the top 10 Christmas products that catering operators need to think about to be ready for the festive season. The shopping list includes essential seasonal items including hot food packaging, Christmas design hot cups, Christmas crackers, atmospheric tableware and much more.

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Air, ambience & atmosphere

Clean and simple: a series of blogs from Cleanline expert Rod Hale.

We asked our Cleanline expert ‘How can a hotel create ambience and atmosphere using air care products?’

And here’s what he told us… 

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Benders Verona Vending Cups – 2 times winner of Vendies Best Cups

Research published by the Automatic Vending Association (AVA) from its latest industry census found that the UK vending industry as a whole had a turnover of £1.5 billion in 2015. The average hot beverage vending machine was dispensing 282 units per week and consumers are expecting a larger variety of high quality premium coffee options.

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