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Ways Of Losing Money Through Poor Stock Management

As experienced stocktakers to the catering industry, we have seen examples of stocktaking and stock management done right. We have also seen many examples of stock taking and stock management done wrong – very wrong!

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Spring Cleaning Your Stock Taking

While January and February tend to slow down in the catering and hospitality industries, March and April seems to affect these industries like no other industries. The evenings are growing lighter and the weather is more pleasant. Consumers are enjoying evening strolls to their local pubs, meals out in restaurants and trips out for a […]

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Why Do I Need To Conduct A Stocktake?

Just to start with, you don’t need to conduct the stocktake yourself; you can hire an independent stocktaker, like us, to conduct your stocktake for you. However, a stocktake does need to be conducted within your catering or hospitality business and in this blog post we tell you why.

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Top Tips For Improving Your Sales, Margins And Yield In Winter With Stock Taking

In the colder, wetter, darker months it can often be hard to entice your clientele out of their homes and into your premises. This is why every drop of profit, in these quieter months is more important than ever . We have put together some top tips for improving your sales, margins and yield. All […]

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What Does ‘Taking Stock’ Mean?

‘Taking Stock’ is another way of saying stocktaking or completing an inventory. It is a process of counting the amount of stock in your hospitality or catering business. The stock counted will include things like food, drink, linen, cleaning products and other items. The quantities of stock are then matched against the cost of each […]

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How to make the most of your menu

How to make the most of your menu

Today I want to talk about how to make your menu your friend in your marketing. I’ve talked before about sustainability and one of those items was the amount that goes into landfill. Why is that important? Because not only are we filling it up as a planet, but it is also a cost to […]

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BLOG – Could You Run Specials In Your Restaurant?

  It is unusual to go to a restaurant and find that they don’t have any specials; but as a restaurant owner it is often hard to decide the best ‘specials’ you can offer for your customers and target audience.

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Sustainability Policies

Sustainability Policies

Today I want to talk about putting sustainable policies in place within your business. You have to first of all decide what you want to do, it might be that you want to concentrate on your power usage, your electric. It’s an easy one to do, but to do that you need to probably get […]

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Sustainability

Sustainability

Today I want to talk about sustainability. Why that’s important in your business? It can be a great marketing tool, it’s hot on the agenda, you hear it everywhere now especially after blue planet, and it can be great for your bottom line. One of the problems is there is not an accepted definition of […]

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A Checklist For Resolving Your Stocktake Discrepancies

If you’ve recently completed a stocktake and you have seen some discrepancies in your numbers then this checklist is for you; it should help you spot where the discrepancies are and how you can resolve them. This is a checklist we go through with our clients when we complete stocktakes for them and they feel […]

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