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The challenges for food businesses over the Christmas period

Over the Christmas period, many businesses will be working overtime and hiring temporary workers to ensure business operations can keep up with increased consumer demand.

A busy time for shoppers
Online shopping shows no sign of slowing down over the festive period, with the Royal Mail looking to hire two-thirds more Christmas temporary workers than usual to keep up with demand. Supermarket home delivery also shows no sign of slowing down, with Tesco creating 16,000 new permanent roles to meet consumer demand

Despite the increase in home delivery, Supermarkets themselves are still expected to be busy. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, it’s likely we won’t be able to have large Christmas gatherings in 2020. This means that the amount of people cooking Christmas dinner will increase, as people will instead be having smaller get-togethers. These limits will result in more people doing the Christmas shop, and potentially treating themselves to extra luxury food goods to get through what’s set to be an unusual Christmas for us all.

How can food businesses accommodate seasonal demand?
Food business can easily accommodate seasonal demand by renting food tray crates to top up their current supply or meet new requirements. Renting crates is a great way to control the outgoings of your business while ensuring you have the resources you need to keep business operations running smoothly.

There are many benefits to using food tray crates in your business. They’re strong, flexible , and easy to move. Their ability to be stacked also reduces the amount of floor space they require, meaning you won’t need to rent any extra space to accommodate increased demand. Most importantly, they can also be hygienically cleaned to eliminate the risk of spreading viruses and bacteria.

Solutions for fresh, chilled, and frozen food

Standard Food Tray (FC4)

The Standard Food Tray is a strong and reliable crate that has a 35 litre volume capacity. It’s stackable, nestable, and is fully compatible with supermarket bale arm trays.

Deep Food Tray (FC4D)

The Deep Food Tray offers the same durable qualities of the Standard Food Tray, but has an increased 46 litre volume capacity. It can be easily stacked and is designed to function smoothly on roller conveyor belts.

Both of these trays are available to rent or buy from phs Teacrate.

The UK’s leading service provider of crates
Teacrate offer a wide variety of crate rental options that can be used to accommodate new requirements or top-up existing supply over the Christmas period.

We pride ourselves on hygiene, and all of our crates go through an intense wash process, to eliminate the risk of them carrying disease or viruses; including Covid-19. Nationwide coverage means that our crates can be delivered with next-day delivery or picked up from a location of your choosing.

To find out how we can support your business, speak to an expert on 0800 980 6996 or send us a message.


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