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Food service trends for 2020 – our opinion.

We don’t need a crystal ball to guess that In 2020, we expect customers to place even greater demands on the foodservice industry. However, despite Brexit undoubtedly having a negative effect on consumer confidence, 50 million adults, in the UK, still regularly eat out each year. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) reporting that UK households spend almost £50 a week on restaurants and hotels (9% of total expenditure). There is no denying that consumers are […]

Wine Served At The Correct Temperature – How Cool Is That?

In recent Blogs, we’ve talked about how selling wine by the glass can be highly desirable with, in many cases, profits gained from just 12 glasses – or the equivalent trade cost of one bottle. However, this is only half the story. Serving a wide variety of ‘grape by the glass’ not only increases open bottle sales but can also prompt an ‘up-spend’ by encouraging customers to consider a higher price point selection. On the […]

An easy and profitable way to serve wine by the glass

An easy and profitable way to serve wine by the glass.   We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, selling wine by the glass can be highly profitable and with our new range of automated chilled wine dispensers, it’s become even easier. Those who have embraced the concept, claim that selling wine by the glass will return you a profit after just 12 glasses or 3 bottles. This is based on a pour […]


Sweden. The land of the Midnight sun and home of the Sauna, Saab and Smorgasbord. I suppose I could also have included Ikea and Tetra Pack but they don’t begin with the letter S. Unlike ‘Staychill’ Made in Sweden since 2004, this is a revolutionary freezer display tray that keeps a smorgasbord, and any other chilled buffet, for that matter, fresh and tasty and on display for up to 3 hours after freezing. With a […]

The ice cream dessert, phone cameras were made for.

It’s summer. It’s hot and it’s ice cream month. A perfect combination, therefore, for customer-facing caterers to dazzle potential customers with a unique experience – stir ‘fried’ ice cream street theatre. Like most things, the concept is not new. It’s been a favourite in Thailand for many years where it is known as ‘I-Tim-Pad’. It has now quickly spread across the USA and Europe, thanks to the sharing of mobile phone video by enthralled visitors. […]