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What Brexit might mean for the refrigeration industry is still hard to say although we do know that there will be a few changes to contend with. Rest assured though, the industry has been busy preparing and putting measures in place to ensure that customers will feel minimum impact.
These are certainly difficult times - and, with the climate still in a state of emergency, these difficult times seem set to last for a while yet.
Unless, that is, we do something about it. While the figures may make the future look bleak, they do point to something we can all do to help. There has never been a better time to support British brands.
What's more: When it comes to refrigeration, buying British couldn't be easier - we have some of the best manufacturers in the world right here, on our doorstep.
COVID-19 has been taking up the top-spot in most newspapers for months now. In fact, the pandemic has been playing on our minds so much that the catastrophic Australian bushfires which kicked the year off, killing over a billion animals and nearly 500 people, seem a distant memory.
But the ever-present threat of the climate emergency has not gone away. The recent waves of protests in the UK and the massive forest fires now burning through chunks of the US' west coast have reignited the environmental discussion - leading us to wonder: What can commercial refrigeration do better? How can commercial fridges and freezers adapt to help to cool down a warming planet?
Now is not the time for running your business from the stock room - simply ordering in whatever your customers have lapped up last.
During these difficult times, you'll want to get a better idea of what your customers like - to get ahead of the curve, and to find out what they'll want before they want it.
Your staff may just hold the answers.
Commercial refrigeration is a major part of any business that sells food or drink. No matter what time of year it is, keeping food chilled or frozen, is not only important from a health point of view, it is also governed by law. However, when the temperatures rise in the summer, the need to keep your food safe is even more vital, but this can also be the time when your refrigeration equipment can be at its most vulnerable.
Here are some of the ways that your commercial refrigeration can let you down during the summer months, and what you can do to keep your equipment working correctly all year round.
Businesses in the foodservice industry have a number of challenges that they face on a day-to-day basis. One of the biggest is with regards to the food they serve and the amount that gets thrown away. Not only are customers more concerned than ever about where the food comes from, but they also want value for money. This means that businesses have to find the right suppliers, ensure the food is stored correctly, and that they offer the best value to the customer. This includes using all of the ingredients and minimising any waste.
The issue of food waste is something that has been a major problem globally for many years and companies need to try and keep this waste to the absolute minimum. So, how can foodservice businesses tackle food waste?