Contract caterers

Whether you want to provide a full range of food, or a quick on-the-go solution for your employees, we have all that you could need.

There are a plethora of new outlets opening on the high-street, providing new tastes and trends which are used as a way of differentiating from one another and reaching out to customers who want a variety in food options. As competition continues to rise, it is therefore vital for contract caterers to keep up with what is happening in the market.

We want to work in partnership with you to develop solutions within your business to meet your customers’ needs, whether that’s in providing insights and trends, working with you to build the right offering, or even simply helping with industry challenges, such as managing allergens.

Channel insights


As an outlet, it’s important to continually develop your offer in line with trends and customer demands.  In order to help keep you up to date with this, we aim to support you through sharing the insights we gather from our team of experts.

 

Trends to consider

1

Grab and Go

As more and more people find themselves having less time, quick and easy solutions are becoming increasingly appealing for customers. With more variety appearing on the high-street, and with it becoming easier to get food through apps like Just-Eat and Deliveroo, it is vital for the workplace  to keep up with the market.

2

Street Eats

Street food is currently booming. The rising trend of street eats is not just on the street, we are seeing the style growingly make its way into the workplace as experiential eating becomes the norm. It’s more to do with the type of food and how it is served than anything else.

3

Loyalty Schemes

Loyalty schemes such as loyalty cards or apps are ever more being used to promote repeat purchases. In most cases, the scheme offers a reward for a set amount of purchases. Why not incorporate a loyalty scheme at your locations?

Our support tools


Packaging

The demand for take away food from our favourite restaurants is increasing and inevitably fuelling a delivery boom that has ballooned to £6.1bn from £5.5bn in 2015.* As a contract catering outlet wanting to tap into this market, it’s important to be informed when deciding on food packaging.  Customers are looking for food freshness, quality and consistency so the packaging designs need to be fit for purpose. Have a look at our Food2Go catalogue for more information!

*The Telegraph 2017

 

Point of sale

In order to help promote your offering, we have created a number of posters as well as a social media planner with example posts.  The posters can be used as posters or flyers to help promote our customers coffee and food offers.  The social media planner is a simple layout designed to help you plan your communications.  The example posts are split into seasons or topics to help aid you in creating content for your social media feeds. Contact your sales representatives for these.

 

Managing Allergens

Half of Brits avoid, or have a household member who avoids, one or more types of foods or ingredients. *Mintel, Free-from foods, UK, Dec 2016

Our team of experts at the Bidfood Advice Centre are available for all your units to answer any question about our products.

Email us at advice_centre@bidfood.co.uk or call us on 0370 3663 000

The right range for you


Alongside offering award winning own brand products, we work closely with our branded suppliers to offer you choice as well as access to the best products and knowledge in the contract catering sector.

Theme days


To stay on-trend and up-to-date with the latest themed days for each month we have made it easier for you to keep ahead.

In a workplace it is important to freshen things up to provide new and different choices since customers are increasingly looking for more variance in offering. To do this we have created posters that have recipes you can use for the events, another one that can be used at sites to promote the day/week, and an empty belly poster which can be adapted any way you want.

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