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Stay up-to-date on the latest improvements we’ve made to Spoonfed, and read our take on catering news and trends from around the world. Some food for thought...

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by Martin Boyd

The Challenge of ‘Necessary’ Admin when Ordering Corporate Hospitality

Let’s talk about corporate hospitality ordering. Now it’s no longer your credit card, your handy app or your own food being ordered. It’s high value and more complicated - so definitely not simple? Frankly, it’s the Checkout which makes or breaks platforms taking these corporate orders.- can all the bases be covered?…

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by Martin Boyd

3 Reasons Why Now Is The Time for Universities & Colleges

Let's cut to the chase - we think the complex catering requirements at Universities and Colleges require specialist software solutions…There has never been a better time to consider what Spoonfed can…

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by Martin Boyd

Whodunnit?

There are few things more popular than a well put together ‘Whodunnit?’ mystery. However, let's narrow that down a bit. I’m talking about a relaxing Sunday evening, or an exciting 4 parter on your favorite streaming service. Let’s just keep it away from the business world!! Whodunnits? are the last thing a busy catering manager wants to have to deal with.…

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by Martin Boyd

More Spoonfed - with a Twist!

Spoonfed are now part of 365 Retail Markets and bring a wide range of additional products to sit perfectly alongside their already comprehensive ordering platform. If you are looking for more - we have ladles of it!…

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by Martin Boyd

Learning Curve for Universities and Colleges

Spoonfed’s catering management software, was in the news at the end of 2021 having been acquired by US based 365 Retail Markets Inc. in a multi-million-pound deal. And now, as the Pandemic restrictions ease, it seems that it is the University and College sector in particular that is leading the charge to Spoonfed’s door, turning to their software solutions to manage meeting room and event catering programs across the campuses.…

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by Martin Boyd

Blaming Others or Better Solutions

The continuing story of labour shortages continues to make the headlines with the UK Government receiving criticism for failing to see the shortages in the food and farming sector. Easy targets! Like a lot of things in life there is a danger that we do a lot of hand wringing and finger pointing but fail to step up and make changes to improve the situation.…

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by Martin Boyd

Best Ways to Waste

Of course, we all want to waste more food - but how? With tongue firmly in cheek let's consider if you are really serious about wanting to lose revenue and disappoint customers, wasting food is essential. Research has revealed that around 30% to 40% of food goes to waste - that’s a huge number. How can you hope to achieve that?!…

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by Martin Boyd

Flexing to Alleviate the Pain Points where Possible

There was a mixture of anger and angst in the Hospitality Sector this week as the UK Chancellor failed to offer the tax relief many were hoping for. None of this has helped the return of the confident mood we were all looking for. As much of a struggle as it may be, the investment and forward planning must be the key element for many businesses. It’s not just about *‘muddling through for the next couple of months’,* it’s about recognising there have been permanent changes which food service operators need to embrace now.…

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by Martin Boyd

Digital has become the Default

3 Key Points from recent Catering Research. Katy Moses, Founder and MD of KAM presented some up to the minute industry research at Arena’s recent Face2Face event in London Its results certainly chimed with what we have been hearing on the grapevine (and reacting to!) over the last few months...…

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by Martin Boyd

Tackling the Hospitality Hurdles

It’s fair to say, that if the question ‘What came first - the chicken or the egg?’ had been more contemporary it would have included, ‘…and did it have Order Approval?’ Spoonfed have developed a solution to this hurdle - avoiding the headaches and bringing added value to the caterer.…

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