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CHRISTMAS

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It's Never Too Early To Think About Christmas!

While things might seem like they’re slowly returning to normal across the UK, there may still be a few bumps in the road to recovery we’ll need to navigate if we want Christmas 2021 to be the success we're counting on.

With labour shortages, volatile market conditions, and the aftershocks of the 'pingdemic' affecting supply chains, getting ready for Christmas early - as in NOW! - has never been more important.

At Beacon, we’re here to help. We have years of experience working with all kinds of hospitality suppliers, and our knowledge and understanding of the issues our industry is facing right now are second to none. We’re also committed to keeping you up to date with how our suppliers can help too, and here are just a few festive news articles that may help with your planning.

Food and Beverages

BIDFOOD

This year, to launch its Christmas range and help operators tap into consumer demands, Bidfood, one of the UK’s leading foodservice operators, conducted a deep-dive into what consumers truly want from Christmas this year.

Click below to read the full press release and see how you should be adapting your plans to maximise your festive profits.

BROWN-FORMAN

2020 felt like the year that never was and Christmas fizzled out like a damp squib. So this year, Brown-Forman is planning to make up for it in style.

 

They’re grabbing Christmas by the baubles and giving Jack Daniel’s drinkers the chance to get in the festive spirit with exclusive prizes and chances to win epic trips in 2022. Follow the button to see how you can get involved in 'Making Christmas 2021 Count.'

BRAKES

This year, we’re expecting Christmas to make a comeback in a big way for most hospitality businesses. But how do you plan effectively when you don’t really know what kind of volume you expect? 

 

The answer is to have a range of flexible menus covering many different options – traditional and non-traditional – that you can adapt at short notice, depending on demand. And Brakes have already done the hard work for you, click below to find out more.

Make Christmas count with Jack Daniels

Turn your festive menu into a flexible menu

Looking into the festive season

The Latest News and Developments

Catch up on some of this month's news from Beacon and a small selection of our carefully vetted suppliers. Alternatively, click below to see a copy of our up-to-date supplier directory.

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Decorations to dazzle and delight with Ambius

With a huge Christmas expected in 2021, now’s the time to also start planning your decorations - as well as your dinners.  That’s why we work with Ambius, who can bring the wow factor to your business with anything from simple office Christmas decorations, to everything you need to turn your hotel or restaurant into a winter wonderland. Read on to find out about their hiring and installation options.

Go crackers for eCrackers this Christmas

Every year, 40 million Christmas crackers are discarded – lined up end to end; this equates to 1,220 Mount Everests stacked on top of each other, and that’s not taking into account the unnecessary plastic inside.

Beacon is partnering with Duni and Shelter to make a stand against waste – introducing a sustainable, hygienic and socially conscious alternative to the traditional Christmas cracker. Read more about the benefits of this eco-friendly yet fun product here.  

A one-stop-shop for popular partywear

Bunzl Catering Supplies has launched its Christmas range with a 30-page catalogue. It's stuffed with fun and festive tableware, novelties and accessories - from Santa hats and balloons to streamers and confetti. 

 

In line with its Sustainable Future programme, they have also introduced a range of board crackers (without foil or glitter) designed to be recyclable when placed into a mixed recyclables bin without a tie or novelty content.  

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Supplier Spotlight

Build healthy and hygienic spaces with Citron

The pandemic has highlighted the important role hygiene plays in reducing the spread of infection. By keeping your premises safe and hygienic, so that employees and customers will have peace of mind and feel confident in using your facilities again. As businesses start to open up gradually and as demand increases, the importance of hygiene will be here to stay. Investing in the right solutions is vital to success both now and post-covid. 

This is where Citron Hygiene can support your business. Their range of innovative Back Safely services and solutions that encompass washroom and full facility hygienehand hygiene and professional disinfection are designed to help you build a healthy and safe workplace; protecting all who come and go.