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  • Latest Updates | Booker Updates | Wholesale Updates
    forget that England is a sought after holiday destination Yet more than 30 million tourists visit England each year and most of us can name at least one spot in the country that is pure heaven whether it s the North York Moors or the coast of Devon As we saw last year with the Queen s Jubilee and the 2012 Olympics patriotism is alive and well Lots of us are proud to be a part of a modern multi cultural diverse England And of course a central part of the English way of life is the pub English pubs are recreated in cities such as New York and Tokyo but they re never quite the same So if you run a pub in England there s lots to celebrate on St George s Day It goes without saying that you should serve beers and ciders made in England On your next trip to Bookers to pick up catering supplies make sure you sample some of these great brews Wells Waggle Dance Honey Beer and Wells Banana Bread Beer From Bedfordshire Fentimans Traditional Ginger Beer From Newcastle Adnams Southwold Bitter Classic Beer from Suffolk Meantime London Lager Wychwood Brewery Snake

    Original URL path: http://www.booker.co.uk/graphics/OHP/LatestUpdates/Updates/Celebrate-your-English-pub-on-St-Georges-day.html (2016-02-11)
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    life is unpredictable You can t predict a great review online that results in an influx of customers You can t predict a competitor opening up next door However if you can keep as much as possible under your control you ll be ready to react when life throws a surprise your way That s why the Booker Prices Locked Down leaflet is so popular with our catering customers We pick 200 of our best selling food wholesale lines and freeze the prices for at least two months Reliable Food Wholesale Value Our latest Prices Locked Down leaflet starts this Wednesday and runs until June 18th The leaflet includes meat fish and poultry dairy and bakery items pates spreads and cooking sauces hot drinks and cleaning products There are also beers and lagers in keg and bottle form spirits and hotel essentials Niall Brannigan Booker s Catering Sales Controller At 198 products this is the biggest best Locked Down leaflet we have ever produced There s so much variety for example you can put together a complete English breakfast using products from the leaflet And having prices Locked Down means our customers can price their menus with confidence Good Better

    Original URL path: http://www.booker.co.uk/graphics/OHP/LatestUpdates/Updates/Prices-locked-down-on-popular-essentials.html (2016-02-11)
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    since the race began in 1981 It s also a chance for spectators to witness the incredible sporting prowess of stars such as Mo Farah Abel Kirui and Olympic bronze medalist Wilson Kipsang An Inspiring Race London pubs and hotels will of course see the biggest increase in trade during the Marathon with 650 000 people heading to the capital to watch the race But the Marathon is a popular event up and down the country with spectators tuning in to see runners in fancy dress pushing themselves to the limit Hotels shops restaurants and bars from Cornwall to Cumbria will be stocking up on catering supplies ahead of the big day Cities such as Belfast Birmingham Bradford Bristol Cardiff Coventry and Derby will be showing the Marathon on big screens in the town centre so caterers should benefit from passing trade on what can often be a quiet day of the week in the city centre Planning Ahead The weather forecast for the big day is a mixture of sunshine and showers with more showers in the North East of the country Overall though the weather should be warmer than it has been during March making it feasible that customers will use outdoor seating areas and beer gardens Before planning your London Marathon promotions ask yourself how you want to arrange your venue on the day If you think there s a chance you could alienate customers who are not interested in sport considering creating a quiet area within the pub where the race commentary is not audible Catering Supplies If you re hoping to encourage people to buy food while watching sporting events focus on quick light bites which can be eaten informally perched on a bar stool Nachos satay sticks platters and cones of chips are ideal

    Original URL path: http://www.booker.co.uk/graphics/OHP/LatestUpdates/Updates/Sumptuous-Snacks-for-Sporting-Spectators.html (2016-02-11)
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    this part of the market Offer deals on sweets toys and healthy snacks Put posters in your shop front to advertise the deals and sell Moshi Monsters and Football stickers at the till Many families go on day trips during the Easter holidays so you could also consider offering a packed lunch deal Offer a discount for anyone who buys some fruit a juice carton and some Dairylea Dunkers together A complete range of these products is available at your local wholesaler Caterers If you run a café offer specials during the morning and afternoon attracting parents popping into town with their children If your pub is child friendly advertise this and put on a children s lunch menu Why not copy the example of the Manor Arms pub in Streatham recently voted the best of the capital s eateries for healthy kids meals Highlight healthy options on your menu include side orders of vegetables as standard and reduce fried food and salt Parents will thank you for it Activities Research shows that parents spend an average of 300 keeping their offspring entertained over the spring break so if you can offer activities as well as edible goods this is

    Original URL path: http://www.booker.co.uk/graphics/OHP/LatestUpdates/Updates/Wholesale-Easter-fun.html (2016-02-11)
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    Fun If your restaurant has a garden invite local families to an Easter egg hunt Hide small eggs such as Cadbury Crème Eggs and Kinder Surprise around the garden and give children a time limit in which to find as many as they can If you plan this event for 11am families are likely to stay for lunch Even if you don t have a garden there s still lots you can do to create a fun atmosphere Why not decorate the inside of your pub or restaurant with daffodils or crocuses in pots You could also fill hollow chocolate eggs with money off vouchers or raffle tickets As ever start by making sure you re stocked up on catering supplies Then once you ve planned your menu advertise your Easter meal deals far and wide Celebratory Feast When it comes to lunch start with the freshest produce and best quality catering supplies available Our customers rave about the quality of our five bone rib of beef boneless lamb leg and horseshoe gammon And with our Super Six link fruit and vegetable promotion you can get the pick of the crop for less We haven t forgotten to include puddings

    Original URL path: http://www.booker.co.uk/graphics/OHP/LatestUpdates/Updates/Making-the-most-of-Easter.html (2016-02-11)
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    retailers benefit from a POR of at least 30 Last week thousands of pet lovers around the world had their eyes glued to the world s largest dog show broadcast live from the Birmingham NEC More than 28 000 dogs took part in this year s Crufts Viewers watched as every breed imaginable from Afghan Hound to Airedale Terrier competed for prizes in obedience agility and heelwork Independent Retail Opportunity It s no coincidence the most impressive dog show in the world is broadcast from the UK We are a nation of pet lovers and for independent retailers this presents a huge opportunity According to Purina there are 17 million cats and dogs in the UK and the annual petfood market is worth 2 billion Most dog owners feed their pets a mixture of wet and dry food Wet dog food is the biggest category worth 331 million and growing each year It s also worth noting that 28 of dog food sales come from treats Purrfect Profits While it s hard to imagine a cat version of Crufts cats are simply too dignified we all still love to have our cats around spending 903 million feeding them each year

    Original URL path: http://www.booker.co.uk/graphics/OHP/LatestUpdates/Updates/Petfood-profit-for-independant-retailers.html (2016-02-11)
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    you For a full recipe along with portion costings just download the Hints and Tips page on the Booker website Music is of course a large part of the Irish heritage Depending on your customer type you may want to find a folk band or singer songwriter to perform or create a stage and hold an open mike night If your business is located near a university or college you re likely to be inundated with students Get prepared by nipping to your local wholesaler and stocking up on Baileys Irish whisky Magners Irish Cider and of course Guinness At Booker your trusty wholesaler we re offering discounts on all these products so you can pass the savings on to your customers Some other ideas for encouraging students through your doors include A fancy dress competition A free gift such as a t shirt for anyone who buys a round of drinks A quiz night A charity prize draw Finally if you feel like offering your customers something really different on St Patrick s Day why order some of the new Guinness crisps These are surprisingly tasty and Booker is offering a free case of 12 packets with every keg

    Original URL path: http://www.booker.co.uk/graphics/OHP/LatestUpdates/Updates/Make-other-pubs-green-with-envy.html (2016-02-11)
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    at your pub and intend to show the matches make sure you shout about it If your TV has special features such as HD or if it s really big so everyone is guaranteed a good view let everyone know Posters blackboards and signs are a good way to spread the word Why not use social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter to tell people you ll be screening the match Start early and post an update every day to build excitement as the big day approaches In busy areas you ll need to compete to get customers through the door of your pub rather than a competitors to watch the match Consider offering a few perks to your customers Run offers on Guinness for the Irish Tennents for the Scottish Brains SA for the Welsh Green King IPA for the English Peroni for the Italians and Kronenbourg for the French there are lots of great drink wholesale choices at Booker If you do normally serve food why not offer a discount on a main meal bought with a pint If you don t usually serve food offer free snacks for anyone who watches the match in your pub and buys a drink Your more tech savvy customers might want to Tweet their reactions to the match so if you have free wi fi tell everyone and make sure it s easy to access After the game you might want to consider laying on further entertainment such as a live band to prevent your customers moving on Run a raffle with a 6 Nations theme Perhaps the winner gets a free meal from that country s cuisine or even a set of sports kit Engage with Rugby teams within your local community Invite local teams to your pub and

    Original URL path: http://www.booker.co.uk/graphics/OHP/LatestUpdates/Updates/Six-Nations-Get-Your-Marketing-and-Wholesale-Drink-Ready.html (2016-02-11)
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