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  1. Nacho Average Wholesaler

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    Doritos Foodservice pack launch

    To celebrate the new launch of our Doritos Foodservice pack we have put together an array of helpful resources and recipes for the yummy snack, because every Doritos Dipper was made for its own adventure.

    Why Doritos?

    Doritos Nachos are a very cost effective way of placing a moreish snack, main or sharing dish into your menu. The delicious tortilla chip is perfect for pairing with dips or in Nachos for a full on bold flavour experience.

    The perfect snack for sharing… whether that’s on your menu, at a party function, or just at home. With the recipes below, you won’t be short of ideas and serving suggestions. Nachos are a popular dish and are suitable for vegetarians meaning more to add to the party.

    Doritos foodservice pack

    The Doritos lightly salted foodservice pack are sold in a 455g pack, with 12 bags within the case. A third bigger than the next size below. That’s right…. A lightly salted tortilla chip with a big attitude. Create bold combinations with toppings or stick to what you know, with Doritos you’re always onto a winner.

    XL Format Lightly Salted (Foodservice Pack)

    A foodservice sized bag means that you will reduce your packaging waste eliminating any single use plastic or cardboard, whilst cutting down on any unnecessary food waste.

    We will be providing our customers with a fantastic 20% off cost price promotion for the month of November on the Doritos 455g. Create a new experience for your customers with every crunch and get ready to stock the UK’s best-selling tortilla chip, now as Nachos!

    The recipes

    At Trevors foodservice, we also have all the ingredients to make your Nachos come to life, including our naughty nacho cheese sauce (58313), sizzling Sliced Jalapenos (43964), and Godly Guacamole (41174), and so many more Nacho toppings. You can find more of our product offering by heading over to our online ordering site.

    Doritos have created some delicious and tongue tingling recipe cards for you to get stuck into….These recipes are not only super quick and easy to make, they pack the punch when it comes to flavour.

    The Doritos Nacho Average Pizza, a spin on the classic pepperoni pizza, is a great alternative and has a much shorter cooking time. This recipe uses the key flavours of a pepperoni pizza which are brought to life with the Doritos original chips, an unlikely but delicious combination.

    The Doritos Mac n Crunch Nachos are for the cheese lovers, combining the popular nachos and mac and cheese flavours into one. This Italian inspired dish is a delight and the perfect snack, side or main meal for you cheese lovers out there…because it ain’t easy being cheesy.

    Swipe across to see all of the latest Nacho recipes and the ingredients you will need to create mouth watering dishes for your customers.

    POS (Point of Sale)

    At Trevors Foodservice, we care about the customer journey from purchase all the way to the end user experience, which is why we have worked with Pepsico / Doritos to provide you with some fantastic point of sale support. This includes bespoke support packages, premium custom trays, marketing support, innovative and tasty recipes, and POS display.

    If you would like to find out more on our Doritos foodservice pack and how we can support your business with menu suggestions and sale aids please get in touch with our sales team via email or give a member of our sales team a call on 01253 393000.

    Please get in touch if you require some of the point of sale equipment as we can ensure you receive what you need in good time.

    How to get yourself some

    DORITOS® isn’t just a tortilla chip. It’s fuel for disruption; The Doritos flavours ignite adventure and inspire action. With a choice of intense flavours, full-on crunch and a range of sizes for every occasion, Doritos tortilla chips are the perfect snack for enjoying on-the-go or sharing with good company.

    All of our Doritos recipes and products needed are available online where you can browse the latest offers and compare the best prices. Our team is always on hand to support you with understanding the online ordering service and how it should be used. To find out more about our online ordering, check out our blog “Trevors Foodservice at your fingertips”

    Why not create your own take on the classic Nachos dish and send us your creation on social media via instagram, Twitter or Facebook. Tag us in your post or story, we’d love to see what you can come up with.

    How we can help

    For more information on how we can assist you with our online ordering site and get the best out of all our products please visit our website or contact us on – 01253 393000

  2. Natasha’s Law explained

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    Changes to the Food Labelling laws

    Millions of allergy sufferers across the country will now be protected by a new law passed by Parliament.

    The new law will require food businesses to label all pre-packed foods for direct sale with a full list of all ingredients

    This is following the tragic death of Natasha Ednan-Laperouse, the teenager who died after suffering an allergic reaction to a Pret a Manger baguette.

    As the law at the time didn’t require sandwiches prepared on-site to be labelled with allergen information, Natasha was unaware that the baguette contained sesame, which she was severely allergic to.

    Since then, the government has implemented stronger laws to protect those who suffer from allergies, to give them greater confidence in the safety of the food they purchase.

    Natasha’s Law

    If you’re a food and drink business, which many of our customers are, it’s important to prepare for the upcoming change. Customers who suffer from allergies and have purchased food from you should have the confidence to come back and feel safe.

    As of October 2021, the new allergen legislation will come into force and will require any food that is packed on the same site from which it’s sold to be clearly labelled with a full list of all the ingredients used.

    The government has advised that full ingredient labelling received “overwhelming” support from the public and they have full confidence in this new change.

    3 things you can do to give customers full confidence in what you serve:

    1. Provide training for yourself and your team around Natasha’s law

    Tragic cases like Natasha’s show that the consequences of mislabelling food products can be severe.

    You and your staff should already know about allergens and how to communicate them to customers. Training employees on the new allergen legislation should minimise the risk of errors and mistakes when it comes to labelling.

    labelling appropriately means that all the ingredients are listed with allergen information often emphasised in bold font, there are 14 major allergens that you should be aware of.

    2. Link up your food data with labelling

    Linking up a database of food products and ingredients to the printing process ensures that labels are printed with the correct information and are easily transferable.

    This database could record your products, recipes, and ingredients, making it easy to track what’s being used and where.

    Apps and technology can help you do this. For instance, a cloud-based tool called Andromeda aims to help takeaway and delivery businesses label their products with allergen information already available on their websites.

    Another app called Ubamarket lets customers scan a product’s barcode, which instantly tells them whether it contains allergens.

    While implementing technology might lead to more costs in the short term, it could ultimately help you become more efficient. It’s worth investigating what technology is out there that will suit your business.

    3. Follow all the guidance and encourage loyalty

    The best place to check for up-to-date information on allergen legislation is the FSA.

    You can also speak to your local authority, as well as a legal professional if you want to get advice specific to your business.

    It’s important to keep in mind that there are two million allergy sufferers across the country, and many find it difficult to buy food in shops and restaurants with confidence.

    If you make the changes successfully, you’ll establish your reputation as a business that listens to the needs of allergy sufferers. This should encourage trust and loyalty for the customer relationship.

    The UK Food Labelling Resource has also released a wide range of resources to help your business prepare for the changes ahead in October. The UK Food Labelling Resource is a non-profit information group set up by Nutritics, a global provider of allergen management and nutrition labeling solutions.

    What we are doing to spread awareness and adhere to the law

    At Trevors Foodservice, we are ensuring that our customers have peace of mind in the products they purchase from us, with a full traceable list of allergens and dietary requirements available on each product.

    Our online ordering gives clear, information on what is in each product, detailing whether it contains one or more of the allergens, alongside other dietary requirements.

    This information can be found under the product on the online ordering, with the product’s ingredients and nutritional analysis on display, giving you peace of mind so that you can focus on your catering goals.

    In addition, we have attached “Natasha’s Law explained Webinar” which goes into all the details of the changes and how you can get yourself ready for the change in the law.

    As a wholesale food service, we want to be part of the positive change within our sector and keep striding towards food health safety for the wider public.

    If you would like any additional support or you just have a couple of questions to ask, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.

  3. Trevors Foodservice at your Fingertips

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    Recent data shows that we have vaulted five years forward in consumer and business digital adoption in a matter of around eight weeks. What this means is that technology is moving at a faster rate than we are.

    The rapid adoption of digital technologies driven by the pandemic will continue into the recovery for the wholesale foodservice sector. Why is it so important to accelerate your business’s digital capabilities to keep pace and get the most out of your business?

  4. Trevors at your (Food)Service…

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    Hello and welcome to the launch of our new blog page and improved website. If you know who we are, hello to you… if you have never heard of Trevors Foodservice, a special welcome to you, and if you keep reading on you might just get to find out everything there is to know about us. Maybe not everything…

    Who Are We?

    Trevors Foodservice is a family-run business which was first established in 1962 as Trevors Warehouses Ltd. Ken Hitchen, Chairman started out with a retail shop, from which he soon began offering a local food delivery service to the then-thriving local hoteliers, cafes, and B&B’s around Blackpool.

    The success continued with the support of Gary Hitchen (Managing Director) and Dianne Whitehead (Director and Company Secretary) for their contributions in making Trevors Foodservice the leading catering and wholesale supplier in Blackpool and the Fylde coast. The support didn’t stop there… third generation and new driving force Matthew Hitchen (Purchasing Director) is carrying the legacy for the future.

    A lot has changed since then and although we still deliver to some of those very same premises, these days we distribute to over 1300 customers, ranging from education sites, nursing homes and hospitals to restaurants, hotels, cafes and everything in between.

    What We Do…

    At Trevors Foodservice we work with the UK’s leading food and non-food suppliers to bring our customers everything they need to support their business and catering needs. All of the suppliers are BRC (British Retail Consortium) accredited and have full traceability on all the products we sell.

    We offer a wide range of chilled, frozen, and ambient foods, as well as all cleaning materials, catering disposables, and equipment, delivering across the North West and as far as Yorkshire. Our experienced buying team ensures that our customers’ favorite products are always stocked-up, while always on the hunt for the latest and best products.

    Our customer range is extensive! We work with clients in Education, Hospitality, Healthcare, Leisure, Workplace…to name a few.

    Trevors Foodservice is also a member of the Country Range Group and has been for over 20 years. The Country Range brand is widely regarded as the best in food service, they provide you with value for money without compromise on taste or quality.

    What We Are Working Towards

    Being at the heart of Blackpool, having a strong community is a huge factor in what we do and how we operate. Covid-19 has instilled the importance of community and supporting each other. This is why during the pandemic Trevors Foodservices was one of, if not the first to create a food parcels initiative across the UK.

    This initiative encouraged others into doing the same thing and supporting those in need. Part of our strategy moving forward is to place community and Blackpool at the heart of everything we do, because when things get tough… you can always count on the people around you to support you.

    Sustainability and ethical buying is also a key area of focus at Trevors Foodservice, we recognise the importance of maintaining and protecting natural resources and understanding the different types of sustainability-conscious consumers so we can cater to all. By working on our sustainability efforts, we ensure that our communities are protected and healthy.

    ”We understand the importance of building long-term relationships with both our customers and suppliers. It’s this belief that keeps us competitive in offering an unbeatable service, with quality products at the right prices.”

    Gary Hitchen, MD

    How Can We Help You?

    Our goal is to support and supply quality products to our local communities so they can educate, care, entertain, and feed the North West. Having an easy and smooth experience is important to us which is why our recently launched ordering site is so exciting for our customers, giving them the ability to:

    • Get the best deals and save money through our dedicated promotions section with some proper bargains
    • View all the new products every month in Categories and see what the latest lines are at Trevors
    • Access to product allergen, nutritional & dietary information, giving customers peace of mind

    Whether you’re a cafe, hotel, sports venue, or any other catering business, we are here to support you and your catering needs…

    How To Get In Touch or Contact Us

    For more information on how we can assist with your catering needs and to get the best deals to visit our website or contact us on – 01253 393000