Welbilt and Halton Group announce strategic alliance

Welbilt Inc, a leading worldwide supplier of commercial foodservice equipment and Halton, a technology leader in indoor air solutions for professional kitchens, have entered into a strategic alliance to facilitate the integration of Halton’s ventilation systems into a wide range of Welbilt’s equipment to better meet the needs of their customers. Strong customer focus being the corner stone of Halton’s…

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Lusso secures £3m contract with AECOM

Lusso, the specialist City caterer and part of CH&Co Group, has added the US-based multinational engineering firm, AECOM, to its client portfolio, continuing its successful period of growth. The new three-year contract, worth approximately £3million in turnover, will see Lusso provide quality catering, hospitality and concierge services for 1,200 AECOM employees at its new London head office in Aldgate Tower.…

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Vending for the future: The changing face of on-the-go catering

John Broderick, managing director of Broderick’s – the UK’s leading vending and refreshment business – shares his views on the future of vending as a positive choice for public sector spaces and his belief in the channel’s responsibility for providing healthier on-the-go snacking options. For years vending machine products were viewed as a distress purchase for out-of-home refreshment, only called…

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New workplace catering business launches in the City

Grazing Catering, a flexible workplace and venue food company, was launched recently, aiming to offer customers a new and unconventional foodservice offer. The company, focused solely on the business and industry sector, will provide contract options ranging from traditional fixed-term agreements, right the way through to a new ‘pay as you go’ model. The new model, aimed at small and…

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Leading contract caterer Edwards & Blake launches new Super Saver Menu range.   

East Anglian-based contract catering firm Edwards & Blake has launched a new range of value healthy snacks called the ‘Super Saver Menu’ into its Education and B&I client business to meet their customer’s needs The healthy snacks are priced from 75p and are another innovative addition to their existing portfolio of own-brand ranges including the Street Food range of wraps,…

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At last! An ‘OhSo’ clever chocolate…

Yes, it is true!  There is a delicious-tasting yet ‘clever’ chocolate that is actually good for you! The ground breaking and award-winning OHSO ‘clever’ Chocolate – which contains over a billion live cultures a bar – has launched to caterers in a range of formats to suit customer needs. Perfect for snacking, whether ‘on the go’, as an accompaniment to…

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Trends in the hot beverages market

Here John Broad, barista training and development manager from the business-to-business division of British tea and coffee merchant Ringtons looks at the considerations Facilities Managers need to take into account when reviewing hot beverages facilities. The first question which needs to be answered when looking at hot drinks provisions is the reason for the facility – primarily whether hot beverages…

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