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Fairtrade Vending have been pioneering Healthy Vending solutions for the Health sector across the UK for many years. Combined with their recently launched H-Factor combination snack and soft drink vendor, which a wide range of low-calorie snack and drinks. “Where Calories and protein per portion are important” to comply with the NHS Foods Standards, combined with a variety of dried vegetable crisps and low-calorie snacks such as popcorn offering hospitals a total healthy vending solution and over the counter sales opportunities in addition to their normal supplies. Our ‘Out of Hours’ Ready Meal Vendor the Bistro Express, offers a low-cost solution for any hospital looking at providing a 24/7 solution in well-being and feeding of NHS staff and visitors.
From Fairtrade Coffee Towers, snack, cold drinks and fresh food vending machines to counter-top Bean to Cup and 50% Less Sugar Hot Chocolate machines, Fairtrade Vending can offer tailor-made packages to meet within budgets with lease rental agreements for the NHS.
50% Less Sugar Hot Chocolate – table top hot chocolate dispenser - exclusively available through Fairtrade Vending, is a real winner, and at a cost of just 20p per drink + cup to the caterers with an average sale price of 1.50 - a staggering 86% mark-up, what better way to increase your margins!.
Hot Beverage Machines - whether they be for main canteens for self-service operations, they generate very profitable returns on investment. Some hospitals are selling between 50 to 200 + hot drinks every day and which are the real PROFIT DRIVER of any catering operation. Bean to Cup beverages are now more in demand than ever before and branded coffee stations offer a perfect 24/7 hot beverage solution.
Cashless Vending – all our machines can either be cashless, cash operated or both – ideal for Out of Hours services. We work with some of the UKs leading cashless system providers which operate within the Health sector.
Fresh & Hot food vending – 24/7 - can often take pressure away from the serving counters at peak times, provides an ‘Out of Hours’ service. In-house produced sandwiches, wraps, cakes and much more can be on offer to NHS staff and visitors alike - and help speed up service, reduce canteen opening hours and save on labour costs.
Our exclusive Bistro Express Vendor offers a cost effective 24/7 Ready Meal Solution. THERE ARE CURRENTLY 14 COMPLETE READY MEALS IN THE RANGE.
THE QUALITY OF EACH MEAL IS LOCKED IN DURING THE COOKING PROCESS, OFFERING CLIENTS A WIDE RANGE OF INTERNATIONAL CUISINES THAT REQUIRE NO REFRIGERATION AND THE BENEFIT OF 12 MONTHS SHELF LIFE (from production),
ALL MEALS ARE FREE OF ADDED ARTIFICIAL PRESERVATIVES, COLOURS OR FLAVOURS
” SIMPLY GOOD FOOD – READY WHEN YOU ARE, WHEREVER YOU ARE”
A MAJOR BENEFIT OF THE BISTRO EXPRESS MENU IS THEY OFFER ALLERGEN FREE OPTIONS SUCH AS GLUTEN FREE, AS WELL AS PROVIDING FOR SPECIFIC DIETRY REQUIREMENTS, NAMELY HALAL CERTIFIED MEAT, VEGETARIAN, DAIRY FREE AND DIABETIC SUITABILITY. THIS IS FANTASTIC NEWS FOR THE EVER- INCREASING DEMANDS ON CATERING MANAGEMENT TEAMS FOR ALLERGEN CONTROL.
BISTRO EXPRESS MEALS READILY LEND THEMSELVES TO THE NHS CQUINN GUIDELINES FOR 24/7- YEAR-ROUND PROVISION FOR STAFF & VISITORS CATERING.
“HEAT EAT AND GO”
THE BISTRO EXPRESS VENDOR CAN BE SUPPLIED AS A STAND-A-LONE UNIT, OR AS A COMPLETE SOLTUTION WITH A BRANDED MICROWAVE HOUSING UNIT AND COMMERCIAL MICROWAVE. ALL THE MEALS HAVE THE SAME RE-HEATING TIME IN A PRE-SET MIRCOWAVE (2 MINUTES) OR CAN BE TAKEN AWAY AND RE-HEATED IN A MICROWAVE OR PAN – IT IS THAT SIMPLE.
MACHINE’S HOLD UP TO 84 MEALS, SPORK SETS, WITH ADDITIONAL SPACE FOR CROISSANTS, OR ANY OTHER PRODUCT YOU CHOOSE FOR EXTRA SALES & REVENUE.
WITH A BREAKEVEN TARGET FROM JUST 3 MEALS PER DAY AT A VEND PRICE OF £4.00 PER MEAL, THE BISTRO EXPRESS VENDOR PROVIDES FOR AN EXTREMELY COST-EFFECTIVE FOOD VENDING SOLUTION. NO REFRIDGERATION IS REQUIRED, THERE IS NO WASTAGE, AND WITH THE MEALS LONG AMBIENT SHELF-LIFE - STORAGE IS NOT AN ISSUE.
THE MEALS ARE PRODUCED TO THE HIGHEST LEVEL OF FOOD QUALITY AND SAFETY BY A UNIQUE AND STATE OF THE ART FACILITY THAT HAS ACHIEVED AA GRADE BRC ACCREDITATION.
BOTH THE FOOD PROCESS AND PACKAGING ARE PATENTED. THIS “PROCESS & PACKAGING” COMBINATION DELIVERS OUR QUALITY MEALS.
Cold drinks vending – glass fronted, fully automated bottle and can vendors always prove popular throughout the NHS and again generate very profitable returns. With so many NHS compliant soft drinks available on the market you’ll have no problem stocking to capacity.
Snack vending machines – healthy snacking is one of the hardest areas to satisfy people, dried fruits, nuts and apple crisps do not appeal to the majority, and brand recognition sells. However, with ever rising levels of obesity in the UK today, more so with the younger generation, educating and encouraging people to choose healthy or healthier options should be made available in every NHS hospital in the UK today.
Fairtrade Vending can assist your Hospital in two ways – A. becoming a Fairtrade Hospital – with our Fairtrade branded hot drinks machines and supply of Fairtrade ingredients and B. introducing or improving a Healthy Vending service with our exclusive H-Factor branded Vending machines.
With the wide range of healthy drinks and snacks now available, vending machines correctly managed and filled with healthy drinks and snacks should be readily available for the well-being of NHS staff, visitors and patients, which in turn will generate a healthy income. A key factor with a healthy vending operation is that it will assist in educating people and encourage them to choose a healthier option to snack and drink on.
For further information on our wide range of vending and beverage machines visit our website.
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