lunch! 2012 exhibitor show highlights: Food-to-go Equipment & Packaging

lunch! - the UK's only dedicated trade event for the out of home food and drinks industry - has released details of its 2012 show highlights from exhibitors launching new equipment and packaging innovations for food-to-go retailers and caterers.
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Sept. 4, 2012 - PRLog -- Attendees to this month’s lunch! trade show, on 20-21 September at the Business Design Centre in Islington, London, will be treated to a wealth of new food, drink, packaging and equipment innovations – as 236 top manufacturers and suppliers prepare to exhibit at the food-to-go industry’s biggest dedicated annual event.

Now in its fifth year, lunch! is widely recognised as the ‘must attend’ event for professional buyers and press representatives looking get the scoop on all the latest out of home food and drink trends and get an exclusive preview of new products being launched on to the UK market.  The following is just a taste of the equipment, packaging and business services on show this year.

•   Packaging & Labelling

Tri-Star Packaging will be unveiling a stunning range of packaging innovations that will revolutionise the on-the-go dining experience for millions of consumers.  Ground-breaking products include the new Nibble Box™ – a stylish rPET pack perfect for a vast array of foods, from breakfast fruits and pasta salads to tapas, meze and tortilla wraps – and the ingenious UltraClear plus press&dress® range of clear containers, with separate storage for wet and dry ingredients.  Also on display at lunch! on stand 101 will be its award-winning Artisan sandwich packs, and the innovative Deli Pot Topper, plus a host of great packaging concepts to transform any food-to-go operation.

Planglow – a leading supplier of labels, labelling software and compostable packaging to the catering industry – will be showcasing its brand new collection on stand 218 at lunch!  The top secret range includes a comprehensive selection of premium ‘deli-style’ packaging and labelling products, which visitors can pre-order at the show.  Fully home compostable, the labels can be simply and speedily overprinted using Planglow’s market-leading label printing software – LabelLogic.

Bunzl Catering Supplies (stand U211) will unveil a new product for the out of home food and drink market at this year’s lunch! show.  The new product will form part of the Metro Cup® range of disposable hot cups, which feature exclusive designs for UK operators.  The company will also be launching its new, exclusive Label 2 Go® brand in an effort to end the confusion surrounding complex food legislation.

Dempson Crooke (stand 239) will be showcasing its ground-breaking, new DEMPSON BAG® – a handmade carrier bag concept that is perfect for carrying larger food products, such as cake, pizza and sushi  Marketed at cafés, takeaways, restaurants and retailers, the DEMPSON BAG® benefits from having a fold over seal to prevent tampering, which is ideal for the food market.  The bottom of the bag is flexible and strong to make sure that it can hold different sizes.  Branding is also available to give a unique feel unlike anything else on the market.

Paul Laskey, sales & marketing director at Dempson Crooke Ltd, says:  “We always look forward to exhibiting at lunch! because we believe it is the ‘place to be’ for new ideas in the food-on-the-move sector and presents us to an audience that is highly receptive to our innovations in foodservice packaging.”

Since Allstat Labels & Labelling's last successful visit to the lunch! exhibition, the company has invested in a wider web UV Flexo label press, which is capable of very high quality print, up to 8 colours.  This year they will be showing a multitude of label designs on stand U105 – from a single colour sandwich label (with a half tone) to very high quality drink labels (from clear material).  They recently printed their first QR code, which links to an app for an artisan bakery.

•   Equipment & Business Services

GO IN UK, one of Europe’s leading hospitality furniture companies, will be showing a number of new fabrics and products at lunch! on stand U203.  For 2012 GO IN has introduced 100 new furniture products and 270 new cover fabrics into their catalogue to help designers create unique and individual interior solutions.  Mixing and matching of colours and materials is encouraged, so now backrests and seat cushions on chairs and sofas no longer need to be the same colour or pattern.

First time exhibitor Gadsby will be introducing lunch! visitors to a host of new products on stand 414.  The latest addition to their range is a brand new flat-top wooden display cart for retail display, which has been created to work in combination with their existing range of basketware.  A full new range of polywicker products will also be on show, which offer a dishwasher friendly alternative to natural wicker.

Blue Ice Machines – Toasty Products (Innovation Zone, stand IZ-22) produce a wide range of equipment to make frozen yoghurt, soft ice cream, milkshakes, frozen cocktails and slush.  Frozen Yoghurt is a healthy product, low in fat and high in calcium.  On show is the new T10 fitted with the latest innovation in ice cream machine control technology.  Producing 90 cups per hour, the Blue Ice T10 is the newest addition to the Toasty Products range of profitable catering systems.

First time exhibitor Equip Line (stand L10) will be introducing its new Pop Up Café Pod, a concept that can be up and earning in less than 2 hours.  Other recent launches on show include its Reach-In Day Fridge, an incredibly useful support tool at the service point, and the MerryChef E2.  Equip Line will also be demonstrating its Visualisation service, which includes equipment selection and menu development (driven by the customer’s own menu ideas) ensuring retailers can get their concept live even faster than if they had to do all the testing themselves from scratch.  

Testo Limited offers a wide range of high quality food safety instrumentation for food inspection, catering and processing requirements, to keep food service businesses HACCP compliant.  Exhibiting on stand 524, Testo will be showcasing its Saveris Mobile, a wireless temperature and humidity monitoring system that monitors during transit, making it truly versatile and flexible. The easy-to-use system automatically measures, documents and issues alarms whenever limit values are exceeded.  Testo’s new range of thermal imaging cameras, full range of data loggers, contact and non-contact thermometers, PH meters and the Testo 270 cooking oil tester will also be on display.

The London Linen Group (stand 323) now offer a revolutionary new product that is a first for the hospitality industry!  Its EkoChef range of garments includes chefs jackets, chefs trousers and aprons made from recycled plastic bottles and waste polyester fibre.  They are comfortable, perform just as well as standard garments and are totally fit for purpose.  They have many environmental benefits, including 80% less energy used in production.

Fretwell-Downing Hospitality will be launching its Saffron Catering Management Software as a monthly subscription package.  Special show-only offers will apply throughout the two days for retailers signing up at lunch! on stand 234.  Dependent on what functionality within Saffron your company needs, FDH can help find a package to suit your catering business.  

lunch!, will take place at the new venue of Business Design Centre, Islington, London, on 20-21 September 2012.  To register for a free trade pass, please visit


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