Explore the latest Friday round-up at Walter Geering, where we delve into the exhilarating half-term rush in the UK hospitality industry.

Hello, readers! It’s time for our weekly round-up at Walter Geering, where we bring you the latest news and updates from our world of hospitality supplies. This week has been a whirlwind as we embraced the half-term holiday in the UK. Hoteliers, holiday parks, and similar establishments have been busily preparing to welcome families for pre-summer staycations, and we’ve been right there with them, catering to their needs with lightning-fast orders.


The demand for supplies from our valued customers has been tremendous this week. With families eager to enjoy some quality time together during the break, our hotelier and holiday park clients have been placing orders left and right to ensure they are fully stocked and ready to provide exceptional experiences for their guests. We take great pride in being a trusted partner in the hospitality industry, and it’s heartening to see our customers’ enthusiasm as they gear up for a fantastic summer season.


But it’s not just the leisure sector that has been keeping us on our toes. Our university customers have also been making a splash as they prepare for the upcoming summer conference season. As educational institutions gear up to host a variety of events and gatherings, we’ve witnessed a surge in orders for welcome packs from universities across the country. It’s inspiring to see the diverse range of occasions they are planning, and we are committed to providing them with the highest quality supplies to ensure their events run smoothly.


In other exciting news, we are thrilled to announce the launch of our latest collection, the floating dispenser collection. The Floating Dispenser System boasts a visually striking design with its hidden bracket, giving the impression that the dispenser effortlessly floats on the wall. This elegant and understated feature brings a touch of sophistication to any bathroom, enhancing the overall aesthetic and creating a pleasing ambiance. Whether your establishment embraces modern minimalism or classic elegance, this dispenser seamlessly integrates into any environment. One of the standout qualities of the Floating Dispenser System is its user-friendly nature. Recognising the significance of efficiency in the hospitality industry, we have implemented a tamper-proof locking mechanism in our dispensers. This ensures the security of your products while enabling your housekeeping staff to easily unlock and refill the dispenser in just 3 seconds using the provided security key. Say farewell to time-consuming refills and welcome a streamlined workflow that maximises productivity. Our Floating Dispenser Collection is not only a remarkable innovation but also an unparalleled cost-saving solution. By choosing our dispensers, you can experience an impressive 73% reduction in expenses per room compared to traditional stainless steel brackets. This substantial savings can revolutionize your bottom line, providing a significant advantage for your business.


Additionally, we are delighted to share that our dog welcome packs, which were introduced in May, have been an overwhelming success. We have been thrilled to discover that many of our customers embrace the concept of inclusivity and warmly welcome every family member, including their furry companions. The dog welcome packs have received rave reviews, and we are grateful for the positive feedback and support we have received from our customers. At Walter Geering, we understand that pets are an integral part of the family, and we are committed to providing products and services that cater to their needs.


In our Friday round-up at Walter Geering, we not only bring you the latest news from our company but also strive to keep you informed about significant developments in the broader hospitality industry. Today, we’ll delve into an important article titled “London still losing pubs and restaurants post-pandemic – research,” recently published by BBC News.


The article sheds light on the challenges faced by London’s pubs and restaurants as they navigate the post-pandemic landscape. Despite the gradual reopening of the hospitality sector and the easing of restrictions, research indicates that London has been experiencing a decline in the number of pubs and restaurants. This sobering trend reflects the immense pressures and hardships that businesses in the industry have had to endure.


The pandemic has undeniably taken a toll on the hospitality sector worldwide, and London’s vibrant culinary scene has not been exempt. Throughout the crisis, many establishments were forced to shut their doors temporarily, while others sadly closed permanently. The article highlights that even after the initial wave of closures, London continues to witness a decline in the number of pubs and restaurants.


While the specific factors contributing to this ongoing decline may vary, the research underscores several common challenges faced by these businesses. Financial strains, including mounting debt and reduced footfall, continue to burden many establishments. The lingering uncertainty surrounding the future trajectory of the pandemic, coupled with changing consumer behaviour, has created an uphill battle for the hospitality industry.


Nonetheless, amidst these difficulties, there are inspiring stories of resilience and adaptability. The article shares accounts of businesses that have successfully pivoted their operations, such as embracing takeaways, diversifying their offerings, or revamping their spaces to cater to evolving customer preferences. These examples demonstrate the tenacity and creativity of industry professionals in the face of adversity.


At Walter Geering, we empathise deeply with the challenges faced by our partners in the hospitality sector. We understand the importance of supporting each other during these trying times and working collaboratively towards recovery. Our commitment to providing top-quality supplies and innovative solutions remains unwavering, as we strive to assist establishments in adapting to the changing landscape and meeting the evolving needs of their guests.


As the industry continues its recovery journey, it is crucial for stakeholders, including government bodies, businesses, and consumers, to come together and support the revitalisation of London’s vibrant hospitality scene. By fostering an environment that encourages entrepreneurship, investing in initiatives to stimulate demand, and championing the unique experiences that pubs and restaurants offer, we can collectively help safeguard the future of this integral sector.


The research discussed in the BBC article highlights the ongoing challenges faced by London’s pubs and restaurants in the post-pandemic era. While the industry grapples with closures and setbacks, it is also a testament to the resilience and adaptability of hospitality professionals. As a supplier to this sector, Walter Geering remains dedicated to supporting our customers and working collaboratively to rebuild a thriving and resilient hospitality industry in London and beyond.


That’s all for this week’s Friday round-up at Walter Geering! We hope you’ve enjoyed catching up on our latest updates. As always, we are grateful for your continued support and look forward to bringing you more exciting news and developments in the weeks to come. Have a fantastic weekend, and here’s to a successful summer season for all our valued customers!

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