New hot holding units provide substantial boost to site’s food-to-go sales


Wardle Service Station & Country Store on the A51 Nantwich Road in Cheshire has seen a substantial uplift in hot food-to-go sales after installing Flexeserve hot holding units.

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Rustlers rolls out new ‘cook in box’ food-to-go solution


Following the successful launch of its new range of food-to-go equipment solutions, Rustlers, the £115.6m Chilled Ready Meals brand from Kepak Consumer Foods, is helping retailers optimise their hot food to go offering with its innovative Cook in Box solution.

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Rustlers introduces a range of food-to-go solutions to cater for variety of stores’ needs


A range of food-to-go solutions is being launched by Kepak Consumer Foods’ Rustlers brand.

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Chicago Town unveils new vegan option and display solutions for Pizza to Go


Chicago Town has unveiled its plans for Pizza to Go in 2021, which include a new vegan pizza and a range of new equipment and display solutions to help retailers capitalise on sales.

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La Cimbali targets forecourt sector with new coffee machine


Coffee machine maker La Cimbali has added to the S Series with the launch of the S15, a fully automatic and super compact entry level model capable of producing up to 150 beverages a day.

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Country Choice introduces new takeaway pizza concept for convenience retailers


A new branded concept to enable convenience retailers to take advantage of the UK’s £5bn pizza market has been launched by Country Choice.

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SHOP TALK: Healthy new year?

2021-01-11T13:07:00+00:00By Tracy West - retail commentator

At this time of year, many consumers are usually attempting ‘Dry January’ or ‘Veganuary’ but, given the current circumstances, you wonder if as many will be bothered.

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EG Group to open first of planned 150 Cinnabon stores this week


EG Group has partnered with US bakery Cinnabon, to open the brand’s newest bakery on December 4 at Frontier Park in Blackburn. Additional bakeries are set to open in January 2021.

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Down but not out - focus on food and drinks to go

2020-11-25T17:45:00+00:00By Tracy West

This year has been like no other in many ways, thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic, not least of all for food-to-go sales.

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Three cheers for forecourt retailers: Tracy West, retail commentator

2020-11-23T15:54:00+00:00By Tracy West

Three cheers for the forecourt retailers who have really gone out of their way to help customers during the lockdowns. Of course, many are simply doing the things that they’ve always done but have found a whole new audience thanks to more people shopping locally.