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We must work smarter

Written by John Smith
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1st Dec 2011 - 00:00
As businesses worldwide continue to feel the pinch, B&I catering operators are coming under pressure from clients. Bill Twigg of Midshire Catering urges the industry to get creative. While many clients still consider that it remains a significant part of their employee welfare package, there are as many clients who would claim that during a time when their own business performance is at the mercy of a global recession, they can find more productive use for any potential catering subsidy.

Crying foul over alcohol

Written by John Smith
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1st Nov 2011 - 00:00
Catering is a valuable contributor to football club revenue, but potential growth is being stymied by draconian alcohol licensing rules and the stadia sector’s failure to adapt to changing consumer trends, says The Lindley Group’s CEO Adam Elliott. The rules on the sale and consumption of alcohol at football matches are ludicrous and often illogical. They are as hit and miss as the offside rule, they change more frequently and there are any number of interpretations and anomalies that vary from ground to ground and match to match.

E-trading is the future

Written by John Smith
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1st Oct 2011 - 00:00
Technology and the catering sector have so far been reluctant bed fellows, especially when you look at the way the retail sector has embraced it to introduce efficiencies and eradicate human error. But that situation is changing fast, according to Ed Bevan of epsys The arrival of e-procurement and the ability to utilise the web as a universal communication tool is having a real impact on buying practices in the cost sector.