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Nelson won’t let you down this Christmas

Nelson won’t let you down this Christmas

A major disaster for any café or bar is the dishwasher or glasswasher breaking down. With the lucrative Christmas period looming fast, this is the time to take stock of your machines and, if necessary, replace them.

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Cafe Life Association Retail Membership

Cafe Life Association Retail Membership

Retail membership of the Café Life Association both gives you and your business a voice on issues affecting your industry and also provides you with a range of benefits, from information and advice to...

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Issue 83 - November 2017

Issue 83 - November 2017

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With the festive season drawing close, we take our customary look at some special food and beverages to enable outlets to capitalise on this lucrative time of year. Cakes an...

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Issue 168 - March 2017

Inside This Issue

Extreme weather conditions in continental Europe in the last few months from snow to frost and torrential rain, have impacted the supply of lettuce and other fresh vegetables to the retail and foodservice sectors in the UK and Ireland.

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News
  • Newly filed documents have revealed that Adelie Foods Group was acquired from HIG Capital by asset management company, Intermediate Capital Group Plc (ICG) in September 2016 for an undisclosed fee.
News Focus
  • Extreme weather conditions in continental Europe in the last few months from snow to frost and torrential rain, have impacted the supply of lettuce and other fresh vegetables to the retail and foodservice sectors in the UK and Ireland.
Profiles
  • Street Kitchen founder Mark Jankel has built up a brilliant street food operation using Airsteam trailers and opened a classy café. Now he’s planning a new sandwich bar for his brand of ‘soulful’ gourmet sandwiches.
  • Abokado’s founder Mark Lilley talks to Simon Ambrose about the past, present and future.
Features
  • BP faces some major challenges in its forecourts featuring Wild Bean Café and M&S Simply Food. Very much a balancing act, its customers are discerning when it comes to quality and they require everything at speed, including fuel, in environments of just 1,500 and 2,000 sq ft.