Special Reports

In-depth insights, market trends and planning tips from experts on the Lynx Purchasing team

Tackling The Costs of Care

As economic headwinds continue, all caterers face the uphill task of managing costs while maintaining high standards. For care home operators, the challenge is even more intense. Care homes typically ...
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Offer a Choice for Every Budget this Christmas

At the best of times, predicting customer behaviour is as much an art as it is a science, and as the hospitality sector approaches what should be its busiest time ...
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Lynx Purchasing Honours Top Suppliers at 2023 SPEAR Awards

Lynx Purchasing has recognised the exceptional hard work and commitment of the leading industry suppliers it works with, with awards for those who have excelled over the past year announced ...
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Fresh Produce

Freshen Up the Menu

While no hospitality or catering business really needs reminding that the food and drink supply chain can be volatile, the pictures of empty supermarket shelves in the fresh produce aisle, ...
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Steaks on a Grill

Is this a good time to invest in new catering equipment? 

For many chefs, there is a traditional start-of-shift ritual firing up the oven, as much to get some heat into a chilly kitchen as it is to be ready to ...
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Simplify your menu to achieve sustainable margins

Simplify your menu to achieve sustainable margins

If you think having an extensive menu means making extra profit, think again. In the current climate, the simpler your menu options, the more you can achieve sustainable profit margins ...
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Fresh Veg

Tools to Tackle Rising Costs

With the Bank of England having downgraded its economic forecasts once again this month, it’s clear that hospitality businesses will have to plan both for cash-strapped, cautious consumers, and rising ...
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Long Term Focus Needed to Manage Utility Bills

If rising utility bills are giving you that sinking feeling, it might be a good idea to sit down for this news – the challenges facing energy supply are unlikely ...
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Burger and Fries

Menu planning can make the difference in 2022

We all live in hope, but it was always a safe bet that 2022 would start with the eating-out market no less challenging than it was during 2021. Operators who ...
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Christmas Dinner - Lynx Purchasing

Focus on flexibility as supply chain challenge continues

New figures show, as if we needed any more proof, that the supply chain challenges facing catering and hospitality businesses are being experienced right across the sector: 99% of businesses ...
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Haddock fishcakes served with green beans.

Plan for the supply chain challenge

We’ve been warning of potential problems in the supply chain over the coming months for some time. Behind the recent headlines about looming shortages of chicken and potato products are ...
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Buying discipline needed to tackle the supply chain challenge

Taken in isolation, headlines in the media flagging up a series of challenges in the hospitality supply chain are worrying enough. When you put all the factors together, it’s clear ...
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Bacon sandwich

Menu planning for the out-of-office offer

As the last year of lockdowns and restrictions has shown only to clearly, for anyone running, or working in a hospitality business, ‘working from home’ is not an option.  For ...
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Fish with wine

Unlocking the menu appeal of fish and seafood

The wide range of fish and seafood found in UK waters has been in the headlines recently – and, sadly, not for the most positive reasons. The opportunity for the ...
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Make the swap to keep seafood sustainable

The health of the oceans, and the fish that move around them, is being constantly monitored, and so the advice on which species of fish and seafood can be served ...
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