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  1. Seafood Week - 2019

    Seafood Week 2019

    Seafood Week is one of the major ways that Seafish supports the retail and foodservice sectors – an annual week in the promotional calendar when the UK wide seafood industry, in all its many guises, can champion, celebrate and promote seafood to the nation’s consumers and media.

    The Week celebrates the amazing fish and shellfish on offer in the UK, creating the perfect platform for businesses to use to encourage more people, to eat more fish, more often – and ideally increase their sales!

    Seafood Week 2019 will take place between 4-11 October 2019. www.seafish.org/article/only-one-month-to-go-until-seafood-week-4-11-october-2019

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  2. FriWite - Certified Sustainable Palm Oil: Your Chance To Get The Facts

    FriWite - Certified Sustainable Palm Oil: Your Chance To Get The Facts

    Over the last few years, you may have seen the negative coverage of Palm Oil, and it has been escalating. The Q Partnership (Friars Pride, Henry Colbeck and V A Whitley) are delighted to work together to bring the fish and chip industry a balanced view on palm oil. We are delighted to be bringing you a free one-day seminar – FriWite – Certified Sustainable Palm Oil:  Your chance to get the facts.  

    This seminar could be perfect if you use palm oil, or even if you used to or are considering moving to palm. Find out more about this seminar below…

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  3. Packaging Options

    Packaging Options

    FOLD IT, BIN IT - Corrugated Fish and Chip Boxes - with an Innovative Difference

    The latest innovation from VA Whitley and the Q Partnership is the design change to the Hook & Fish Single Corrugated Packaging. Created in response to local councils’ complaints of overfilling bins the FOLD IT BIN IT concept offers the ideal solution. The box has been made to fold down in 3 easy steps with clear instructions on the box allowing it fit into bins and taking up less space.

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  4. Turn your POINTS into CHRISTMAS PRESENTS with Save & Select!!

    Turn your POINTS into CHRISTMAS PRESENTS with Save & Select!!

    Christmas is a great time for you to redeem your points as part of our Loyalty Scheme for you, our customers.

    You can exchange just 250 Save & Select points for a great choice of £10.00 vouchers or gift cards from Love2shop, Amazon and Sainsbury’s. You can also exchange 1,250 points for a £50.00 VA Whitley Voucher. Redeem your points now in time for Christmas shopping!

    Redeem your points now in time for Christmas shopping!

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  5. International Mushy Pea Day Returns

    International Mushy Pea Day Returns

    It’s time to get Mushy once again and celebrate the much-loved accompaniment to the Great British Fish & Chip supper… International Mushy Pea Day is BACK!!

    On Friday 8th November, the Mushy Pea party begins with the spotlight turning to the best side dish in the world. For International Mushy Pea Day 2017 and 2018, an array of both Fish & Chip Shops and Fish & Chip Suppliers joined in, with shops as far as Hong Kong, New York, Singapore, Canada and Australia, taking part.

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  6. National Fish & Chip Day 2019

    National Fish & Chip Day 2019

    7th June marked National Fish and Chip Day 2019 with hundreds of shops up and down the country celebrating, with this year being the BIGGEST AND BEST one yet!! Social Media was a hive of positive stories and posts from shops with #NationalFishandChipDay being a top trend all day!! As well as shops doing their own promotions, coverage and support - crowds of people were drawn to various locations set up the length and breadth of the country with custom made gazebos - filled with Fish and Chip Props and Photo Frames.

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  7. Fold It Bin It - Corrugated Boxes

    Fold It Bin It - Corrugated Boxes

    INTRODUCING our NEW collapsible, corrugated Fish and Chip box which has been created by the hard work of The Q Partnership (V.A.Whitley, Friars Pride and Henry Colbeck’s) primarily to address the issue of overloaded bins.

    Our new range of boxes, printed to high quality in the Hook and Fish Design, has been created in response to local councils’ complaints of overloaded bins which attract seagulls as well as feedback from inland shops where waste disposal outside shops is an issue.

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  8. HAVE YOU GOT THE BEST CHICKEN FILLET ON YOUR MENU?

    HAVE YOU GOT THE BEST CHICKEN FILLET ON YOUR MENU?

    HAVE YOU GOT THE BEST CHICKEN FILLET ON YOUR MENU? Generously sized at 120g, the 42nd Street Chicken Fillet is a succulent Chicken Fillet produced from whole muscle chicken breast and coated in a delicious, crispy golden batter. It’s great between a bun and finished off with fresh lettuce and cool mayonnaise or simply cut up and added into a wrap.

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  9. To Market or to Not Market - Can you really afford not to?

    To Market or to Not Market - Can you really afford not to?

    A recent visit to Mark at Henry Street Fish & Chips, in Accrington, led to a very interesting conversation about the marketing that he does. Mark is in his 7th year of owning and running Henry Street Fish and Chips and says that marketing is the key to its success.

    Mark sponsors his son, Harry, who is a race-winning jockey and, as part of this, the ‘Henry Street Fish and Chips’ logo appears on his sons riding breeches. This is a great advert not only for Mark’s shop, but also Fish and Chips in general.

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  10. Tony's Talk... Please don't shoot the Messenger

    For decades our Trade has been well served by a range of trays, cups and boxes made out of expanded polystyrene (EPS). They provide portion-controlled packaging with excellent levels of insulation at a reasonable cost.

    However, prompted by ‘Blue Planet’ and environmental pressures “the powers that be” across Europe have legislated to ban the use of EPS from April 2021 stating that it is ‘bad’ plastic that cannot easily be recycled. They have chosen to ignore the fact that EPS has a tremendous latent thermal capacity that could produce much energy once incinerated (probably because we have insufficient incinerators!).

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