Cleaning products and cleaning solutions are the top concern for catering and hospitality operators, according to key words searched on Innovate, the blog from Bunzl Catering Supplies. The news comes on the back of stats from Tork, a brand of SCA Hygiene Products, that revealed seven out of 10 UK respondents admitted to having advised a friend not to visit a restaurant following an experience of 'poor cleanliness and hygiene in the dining area'.
The growing requirement for 'free from' product labelling is another key area of interest for operators visiting the Innovate blog, which recently celebrated its first anniversary. Originally launched in 2015, the online platform has received over 2000 page views in the last month alone.
Further key words identified by Innovate are 'allergen', demonstrating the growing concerns amongst operators for keeping their customers safe, and 'compostable,' signifying the growing numbers of operator's in search of sustainable solutions. To further validate the evidence that cleaning products and cleaning solutions are a concern to operators, the most visited page on the blog has been the Innovate guide to safety data sheets for cleaning chemicals.
Paul Willcocks, director, exclusive brands, Bunzl Catering Supplies, said: “It is clear that cleaning and hygiene practices are the foremost concern for hospitality operators. We are proud that Innovate has been a constant source of insight for operators as they look to learn best practice in cleaning and hygiene processes. At Innovate's launch we invited 40 of our key suppliers to regularly contribute content for the blog. Since then we have had amazing insight from our partners including SCA, Huhtamaki, and Colpac, and we have even more lined up for the year ahead. This support has seen the platform become a go-to destination for catering and hospitality operators in search of insight and news to drive efficiencies, safety, and CSR policies within their businesses.”