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WHAT S NEW LAUNCHING ARTICLES APR Our range of brilliant RTU sauces has just got even better In late 2016 we began to review our RTU sauces and realised we were under indexing in the RTU category WEBSITES We assessed our current product offering and it was clear that the products were not as good as they could be so over the past few months we ve developed a new and improved range of sauces that utilise IQF herbs to enhance the flavours and we ve put a large focus on the look and texture of the sauces whilst continuing our efforts to reduce the salt fat and sugar content of the entire range Full details will be available on the next bulletin Product Specifications
WHAT   S NEW  LAUNCHING  ARTICLES  APR  Our range of brilliant RTU sauces has just got even better  In late 2016 we began ...
WHAT S CHANGED LAUNCHING ARTICLES FEB Product Specifications Ciabatta Panini Stone Baked Ciabatta Bar Marked Panini We are changing the recipe on our Country Range Ciabatta and Panini WEBSITES The new recipe is designed to create a more authentic feel and lighter texture and we have no doubt will prove very successful and it s worth mentioning that the new products are now produced in a nut free environment and carry the Nut Free logo The new Stone Baked Ciabatta and bar Marked Panini rolls will be available to order in February and are featured in the March Stir It Up Magazine
WHAT   S CHANGED  LAUNCHING  ARTICLES  FEB  Product Specifications Ciabatta  Panini  Stone Baked Ciabatta   Bar Marked Pan...
WHAT S CHANGED LAUNCHING FEB ARTICLES Product Specifications 4oz 80 Beef Burger 4oz 100 Beef Burger 4oz and 6oz Beef Burgers We have removed the gluten and lactose from our 4oz 80 and 100 beef burgers and the 6oz 100 beef burgers WEBSITES As part of the recipe changes the 4oz burgers have also changed shape slightly reducing the cooking times and enhancing moisture retention which will be highlighted on the new packaging We are also featuring Gourmet Burgers and Hot Dogs solutions on March Promotions so check out the additional products to help premiumise your Burgers 6oz 100 Beef Burger
WHAT   S CHANGED  LAUNCHING  FEB  ARTICLES  Product Specifications 4oz 80  Beef Burger  4oz 100  Beef Burger  4oz and 6oz ...
WHAT S CHANGED ARTICLES The March Gourmet Burger Solutions include the following WEBSITES Country Range English Mustard 2 x 2 27L Country Range Wholegrain Mustard 2 x 2 27L Country Range Beer Battered Onion Rings 6 x 1kg Country Range Mozzarella Cheddar 6 x 2kg Country Range Burger Relish 2 x 2 2kg Country Range Salsa 2 x 2 2kg Country Range Frozen Brioche Buns 48 x 70g Country Range Barbeque Sauce 2 x 2 5L Country Range Tortilla Chips 12 x 500g
WHAT   S CHANGED    ARTICLES  The March Gourmet Burger Solutions include the following   WEBSITES  - Country Range English...
WHAT S CHANGED LAUNCHING FEB ARTICLES Product Specifications Chicken Ham Slice Chicken Mushroom Slice Chicken Slices and Steak Ale Puddings As part of our continuous improvement to the CR portfolio we have removed the MSG from the Chicken Mushroom Slice Chicken Ham Slice and the Steak Ale Mushroom Puddings WEBSITES The new MSG free Chicken and Mushroom Slices and the Steak Ale Mushroom Puddings are available in February with the Chicken Ham Slices coming over the next 4 6 weeks Steak Ale Mushroom Pudding
WHAT   S CHANGED  LAUNCHING  FEB  ARTICLES  Product Specifications Chicken   Ham Slice  Chicken   Mushroom Slice  Chicken ...
WHAT S CHANGED Product Specifications Bactericidal Hand Soap 5L ARTICLES Bactericidal Hand Soap 500ml Bactericidal Hand Soap We have also changed the formula of our bactericidal hand soaps to meet the latest BSEN1276 and BSEN 13727 standards and the CR bactericidal hand soaps now achieve a 99 9 bug kill rate within 30 seconds rather than the 60 seconds it took previously WEBSITES The new formula hand soap is now available and is easy to spot from its new green colour plus we ve also made it more eco friendly by removing the chemical Triclosan from the ingredients
WHAT   S CHANGED  Product Specifications Bactericidal Hand Soap - 5L  ARTICLES  Bactericidal Hand Soap - 500ml  Bactericid...
WHAT S COMING ARTICLES New Sauces and Dressings We are launching 3 new dressings in April and a new sauce in May WEBSITES Ranch Dressing Honey Mustard Dressing Citrus White Balsamic Dressing Peri Peri Sauce Look out for the next sales bulletin for further details
WHAT   S COMING  ARTICLES  New Sauces and Dressings. We are launching 3 new dressings in April and a new sauce in May   WE...
STIR IT UP LET S BE FRANK ABOUT THE GOURMET BURGER DOG TREND ARTICLES WEBSITES There s a definite theme to the March issue of Stir it up magazine right from the delicious colourful front cover and throughout According to the Horizons Menu Trends report burgers remain the nation s top dish but the traditional beef burger is in decline as tastes evolve and consumers seek more adventurous eating out experiences Gourmet hot dogs are becoming commonplace on menus too as they re the perfect versatile handheld option that can be customised to incorporate so many upcoming trends such as ticking that street food inspired box with a bahnmi inspired dog or creating a vegetarian or even vegan option Premiumisation and customisation are king so how can we help your customers to make the most of the opportunity We have a bumper Melting Pot feature with 11 chefs and industry experts sharing their top tips to shake up menus with gourmet burgers and dogs You get a sneak peak of the Barbecue Smoke Burger created by Country Range development chef Paul in the News from Country Range feature Also our MCA trend insight feature and Dickson s Diary are both focused around the trend and how your customers can reap the rewards across profit and cost sectors This month s Raise the Bar feature is craft beer focused which just happens to be the perfect accompaniment to a premium burger offering
STIR IT UP  LET   S BE FRANK ABOUT THE GOURMET BURGER   DOG TREND  ARTICLES  WEBSITES  There   s a definite theme to the M...
STIR IT UP ARTICLES Don t forget we have all of your customers usual favourites too including a Hot Beverages and Teatime Treats Category Focus full of key trend information and advice for caterers across all sectors to profit from the Cafe Culture opportunity You and your customers can find a whole host of advice and menu inspiration and a huge bank of recipes online at www stiritupmagazine co uk NOW THEY HAVE THE INSPIRATION SELL THEM THE SOLUTION WEBSITES Throughout 2016 we have utilised the additional flexibility within the promotions process to create solutions around themes and trends such as the Burger breakfast and Tex Mex to help drive sales of various products From feedback received this has been a positive improvement and therefore we are going utilise carefully selected key trends throughout 2017 to bring your customers full solutions across the Stir it up magazine and promotions insert
STIR IT UP  ARTICLES  Don   t forget we have all of your customers usual favourites too including a Hot Beverages and Teat...
STIR IT UP ARTICLES WEBSITES In the March Stir it up promotions we have directly tied in the trend information and menu inspiration around Gourmet Burgers Hot Dogs within Stir it up directly with a themed front cover and spread providing your customers with promotions across all the products they need to create their own Gourmet Burger and Hot Dog Menu We ve shown them how they can utilise one set of ingredients to create two delicious menu options across two hot trends Tex Mex Burger and Hot Dog and the Barbecue Smoke Burger and Hot Dog all recipes are created by Paul the Country Range development chef utilising a mix of Country Range brand and branded products As of 1st March your customers will be able to find Pauls recipes on the Country Range brand website at www countryrange co uk recipes
STIR IT UP     ARTICLES  WEBSITES  In the March Stir it up promotions, we have directly tied in the trend information and ...
STIR IT UP ARTICLES WHAT S UP NEXT IN STIR IT UP In the April issue of Stir it up we have a category focus around Food Allergies and Intolerances as directly asked for by your customers in the 2016 Stir it up Readers Survey The Melting Pot feature will cover the Street Food trend inspiring your customers to introduce world cuisine street food dishes into their menus In the May issue as the readers are looking at refreshing their offering we have a focus on Summer Menus with a spotlight on key trends for them to include For caterers in the care sector we re looking for clever ways to get vital nutrients into vulnerable residents as well as ideas for keeping them hydrated during the warmer weather Higher education caterers need advice on keeping their summer menus on tend and on budget while school caterers are looking for ways to keep younger diners happy The Melting Pot for May is Perfect Protein lots of menu inspiration and top tips perfect for keeping those health conscious diners happy WEBSITES
STIR IT UP  ARTICLES  WHAT   S UP NEXT IN STIR IT UP  In the April issue of Stir it up we have a category focus around Foo...
STUDENT CHEF CHALLENGE ARTICLES The semi finalists are announced Here at the Country Range Group central office we are busy preparing for the exciting semi final heats of the Country Range Student Chef Challenge kicking off on Thursday 9th February We hope representatives from each member wholesaler will attend the heats meet the teams and lecturers and really make the most of the opportunity that the sponsorship brings you our member wholesalers Emma Holden and Peter Cross from the Country Range Group central office will be attending every heat it ll be great to see some of you there WEBSITES The semi finals will take place at the following colleges kicking off with the first two heats being held at last year s Challenge winners Loughborough College
STUDENT CHEF CHALLENGE  ARTICLES  The semi finalists are announced  Here at the Country Range Group central office we are ...
STUDENT CHEF CHALLENGE Loughborough College Thursday 9th February ARTICLES PM AM Blackpool Fylde College Derby University Team 2 City College Norwich Derby University Team 3 Derby University Team 1 Henley College Coventry Sussex Downs Loughborough College Westminster Kingsway Newbury College City of Glasgow College Friday 10th February Ayrshire College Team 1 Ayrshire College Team 2 City of Glasgow Glasgow Clyde College SERC Downpatrick College City of Liverpool College Monday 13th February Bishop Burton College City of Liverpool College Coleg Llandrillo WEBSITES Hopwood Hall College Macclesfield College PR has been circulated regarding the heats across all industry trade digital platforms and regional press local to each of the semi finalist colleges As soon as we know the winners of each heat we will be communicating the news via the countryrangeuk Twitter account so keep your eyes peeled The winner and runner up teams from each of the four heats will go through to the live final on the 15th March at ScotHot in Glasgow If you have any queries please contact Emma Holden at emma countryrange co uk
STUDENT CHEF CHALLENGE Loughborough College     Thursday 9th February  ARTICLES  PM AM          Blackpool   Fylde College ...
OTHER NEWS Product Specifications Cornish Pasty ARTICLES Q Awards Peoples Choice Award Nomination Our very own award winning Cornish pasty has been nominated for the Q Awards Peoples Choice award WEBSITES Our Cornish Pasty will be assessed against consumer expectations of their category ideal taking into account the packaging and price point and they will be up against some serious consumer brand competition The final assessments are completed in a controlled consumer test environment and will explore appearance odour flavour and texture We ll know more about the awards in the next few weeks so watch the website for further details
OTHER NEWS  Product Specifications Cornish Pasty  ARTICLES  Q-Awards Peoples Choice Award Nomination Our very own award wi...
OTHER NEWS NESTLE PROFESSIONAL HELPING YOUR CUSTOMERS TO MEET THE GLUTEN FREE CHALLENGE ARTICLES Nestl Professional have launched their first on line Care Homes brochure specifically for Care Home operators The brochure will have a focus on Gluten free in this edition bringing to life key solutions and hints and tips Plus giving care home sites the opportunity to register for a free MAGGI Gluten Free Sample Pack full of samples and recipes for suitable for care homes Please encourage your care home customers to visit www nestleprofessional co uk carehomes to download the brochure and to request the MAGGI Gluten Free Sample Pack There is an A4 advert supporting this campaign on page 20 of the March 2017 issue of Stir it up Magazine WEBSITES
OTHER NEWS  NESTLE PROFESSIONAL HELPING YOUR CUSTOMERS   TO MEET THE GLUTEN FREE CHALLENGE  ARTICLES  Nestl   Professional...
OTHER NEWS PREMIER CHRISTMAS COMPETITION SUCCESS ARTICLES Thank you for your figures and a huge well done to the teams It s fantastic to show key branded suppliers such as Premier Foods just what we you our member wholesalers can do as a Group Please see right for the three winning Country Range Group member wholesalers with the largest percentage increases in sales uplift on sales out on the following lines Bisto Granules and Bouillon Birds Dessert Range or Ambrosia RTU Custard and Paxo WEBSITES Premier are planning to make the competition bigger and better for Christmas 2017 watch this space
OTHER NEWS  PREMIER CHRISTMAS COMPETITION SUCCESS  ARTICLES  Thank you for your figures, and a huge well done to the teams...
OTHER NEWS PREMIER LAUNCH MCDOUGALL S WHOLESALER BAKING TEAM OF THE YEAR ARTICLES Following the past two years success with its McDougall s Young Baking Team of the Year competition in primary schools a customer facing A4 advert for this can be found on the inside front cover of the March 2017 issue of Stir it up magazine Premier Foods is launching of the first ever McDougall s Wholesaler Baking Team of the Year competition To be in with a chance of winning 500 for their charity wholesalers must recruit a team of up to four people including a maximum of one chef Teams should create one savoury and one sweet recipe which includes at least one local ingredient and a McDougalls Flour Based Mix product in each Wholesalers can register their interest via the Premier Foods foodservice website and are able to enter as many teams as they like The recipes will then be judged by an expert panel including Andrew Green representing Craft Guild of Chefs James Bielby from the FWD and Mark Rigby Executive Chef at Premier Foods before three successful teams are picked to compete in the live final at St Albans on 27th June This is an opportunity for wholesalers to showcase their skills to the industry in front of an elite judging panel Wouldn t it be great to have a Country Range Group member wholesaler crowned the winner WEBSITES Key Dates Registration opens 11th January 2017 Registration deadline 17th March 2017 Recipes to be submitted 19th May 2017 Shortlist Announced 29th May 2017 Live final 27th June 2017 For full details please see the accompanying presentation
OTHER NEWS  PREMIER LAUNCH MCDOUGALL   S WHOLESALER BAKING TEAM OF THE YEAR  ARTICLES  Following the past two years    suc...
TELESALES FOCUS ARTICLES The new look Group telesales focus will be back with a bang in March WEBSITES Full details are being sent directly to the telesales leaders and we look forward to your feedback
TELESALES FOCUS  ARTICLES  The new look Group telesales focus will be back with a bang in March.  WEBSITES  Full details a...
PRESS COVERAGE ARTICLES WEBSITES Publication Out Of Home Magazine Issue January 2017 Product Country Range Belgian Waffles
PRESS COVERAGE  ARTICLES  WEBSITES  Publication  Out Of Home Magazine Issue  January 2017 Product  Country Range Belgian W...
PRESS COVERAGE ARTICLES WEBSITES Publication TUCO Magazine Issue January 2017 Product Country Range Muffins
PRESS COVERAGE  ARTICLES  WEBSITES  Publication  TUCO Magazine Issue  January 2017 Product  Country Range Muffins
PRESS COVERAGE ARTICLES WEBSITES Publication BFFF Issue January 2017 Product Country Range Muffins and Waffles
PRESS COVERAGE  ARTICLES  WEBSITES  Publication  BFFF Issue  January 2017 Product  Country Range Muffins and Waffles
PRESS COVERAGE ARTICLES Publication Casual Dining Issue January 2017 WEBSITES Product Country Range Crispy Coated Fries
PRESS COVERAGE  ARTICLES  Publication  Casual Dining Issue  January 2017 WEBSITES  Product  Country Range Crispy Coated Fr...
PRESS COVERAGE ARTICLES WEBSITES Publication Out Of Home Magazine Issue January 2017 Product Country Range Crispy Coated Fries
PRESS COVERAGE  ARTICLES  WEBSITES  Publication  Out Of Home Magazine Issue  January 2017 Product  Country Range Crispy Co...
PRESS COVERAGE ARTICLES WEBSITES Publication Eat Out Magazine Issue January 2017 Product Country Range Crispy Coated Fries
PRESS COVERAGE  ARTICLES  WEBSITES  Publication  Eat Out Magazine Issue  January 2017 Product  Country Range Crispy Coated...
PRESS COVERAGE Martin Ward Country Range Group trading director says the majority of ARTICLES customers would be unable to tell the difference between a stock made inhouse and a ready made one In terms of quality and taste they really pack a punch flavour wise so they can be a great tool for hotel kitchens and chefs WEBSITES Publication Hotel F B Magazine Issue January 2017 Product Country Range Stocks
PRESS COVERAGE  Martin Ward, Country Range Group trading director, says the majority of  ARTICLES  customers would be unab...