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Williams Refrigeration has donated a refrigeration cabinet, worth around £3,000, to the Steam House Café in King’s Lynn. Operated by regional charity Access Community Trust, the high street mental health and wellbeing hub offers holistic support, therapies and activities during the day and urgent assistance and appointments in the evening, including one-to-one counselling.

Bridge Cheese, which supplies cheese and dairy products to the food manufacturing, wholesale and foodservice sectors, has launched a three-year digital roadmap created to boost customer service, enhance product quality and streamline production using digital tools.

OOH food provider, Santa Maria, has launched its latest solution – Loaded. A range of downloadable recipes, designed specifically to drive footfall and increase spend per head across operators in food to go, casual dining, pubs and bars.

Kerrymaid has launched its Full on Summer competition, giving operators the chance to win fantastic prizes every week (closing 31 August 2023), including a Carpigiani ice cream machine worth nearly £7,000. It’s ideal for making shakes and desserts and perfect for Kerrymaid’s Angelito Ice Cream Mix.

The Ice Cream and Artisan Food Show is the only trade show for the ice cream sector in the UK. Its back in Harrogate at the Yorkshire Events Centre from 7th to 9th February 2023. If you make or sell ice cream (or are thinking of doing so) then this is a must attend event.

-Boosting efficiencies, and creating an unobtrusive check-out experience-

Staying competitive in hospitality and retail means juggling lots of demands including keeping on top of rising prices, reducing costs and managing inventory. In a market where inflation is rising, adopting technologies that provide the tools to gain competitive edge is one way to manage costs, satisfy customers and boost profits.

Callebaut’s Chocolate AcademyTM Launches Future of Foodservice Campaign 

Callebaut’s Chocolate AcademyTM is launching Future of Foodservice next month, a campaign designed to help operators grow their businesses following the challenges of the pandemic.  The campaign will include a series of six detailed reports focused on major topics operators will have to tackle by 2025.

With the sector re-opening and summer on its way, is it time to rethink your cake and ‘sweet treat’ menu? The sector’s suppliers have plenty of ideas and creativity to offer.

With the hospitality sector set to re-open, and the café and coffee shop sector in particular seeking to make the most of outdoor and takeaway opportunities, it’s more important than ever before to make sure that you have a stand-out tea offering, emphasise the sector’s suppliers.

After a testing year for a UK café sector now planning its re-opening, Café Life caught up with Lincoln and York’s CEO, James Sweeting (pictured), on a range of topics, the company having recently unveiled their investment in a new packaging line, while, like most other enterprises large and small, negotiating the effects of Brexit and Covid.

Now more than ever, as the world emerges from COVID-inspired lockdown, food truck owners need solid, smart marketing to entice customers to resume food-truck dining at large. As you take this unprecedented opportunity to get back out there and claim your corner of the market, literally and figuratively, implement as many of the following pivotal tips to rope in those customers and keep them coming back for more.

The Ice Cream Alliance (ICA), the UK’s trade association for the ice cream sector, is mobilising its members, the wider industry and other parts of the hospitality sector to promote their products to all those holidaying in the country this summer.  The campaign is called the Great British Ice Cream Staycation and is encouraging businesses of all types and sizes to get involved.  A free, downloadable DIY Marketing Toolkit is available now at www.ice-cream.org/webform/great-british-ice-cream-staycation 

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