Monthly Archives: June 2016

Bags for Christmas? Bags for Next Year? Easy!

Ordering bags for Christmas

Not long to go now till Christmas, and many of you will be looking to make more than half your sales and profits in the three months leading up to it – so it’s never too early to start planning. Which brings us to those all important shopping bags – tote shoppers, bags for life – call them what you will. Every retailer has one, every customer needs one, so the question is, do you have plenty of them in stock and ready to go? If not, here’s a handy checklist of everything you need to know about buying printed tote bags for Christmas and early next year.

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The World’s Greatest Restaurant Festival comes to London

Taste of London

For those of us who dedicate our lives to the food biz you will no doubt agree that creating a “food experience” each day for people to enjoy is no easy task!  There is ambience to consider, an ethos to perfect, and yes of course, a product to deliver. But still, these concepts and so many more are only a drop in the bucket when it comes to creating a successful food business.

The last decade in London has brought with it dynamic chefs from all over the globe who have built destination eateries all across the London capital.  What was once a city whose monuments were the main stars, now play equal billing to our shines of food. Each year, Taste of London – The World’s Greatest Restaurant takes a snapshot of our food world and recreates it amongst the palatial gardens of Regents Park. With a menu card that lists a cornucopia of taster bites, Taste of London gives all of us much more than a mouthful.

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Riedel Wine Glasses – the key to wine is in the glass

Riedel glassware on sale now

When our recently launched range of Riedel glassware first passed by my desk, I couldn’t help but pause and reflect. That might sound a little Californian-OTT of me, but there was more to it than that.

I first discovered Riedel – The Wine Glass Company while frequenting the acclaimed Los Angeles eateries which I was privileged to work in. While the establishments themselves held their food and wine in high esteem, they also held their crockery, stemware and the conduits they served them in, in equally high regard as well, after all, I’m the first to appreciate that presentation is everything.

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