FRY MAY22

INDUSTRY NEWS 05.22 MITCHELL POTATOES INVESTS IN NEW DELIVERY TRUCKS

Mitchell Potatoes has invested in 11 new trucks which it anticipates will each clock up to 50,000km a year delivering chipped potatoes to fish and chip shops across England and Wales. The potato merchant, which has depots in Rugby, Bristol and Taunton, has taken delivery of 10 18-tonne DAF LF rigids and a 26-tonne DAF. Also new is a 44-tonne Renault tractor unit expected to cover 75,000-80,000km a year, primarily transporting potatoes from farms nationwide to the company’s depots in Ilminster and Rugby. Supplied and maintained by commercial vehicle fleet services company Fraikin, the trucks benefit from dedicated telematics equipment. This provides data on fleet movements and driver behaviour to help improve fleet efficiency and ensure potatoes get to where they are needed when they are needed. David Mitchell, company director at Mitchell Potatoes, says: Our expertise lies in potatoes, so we’re happy to call on Fraikin’s knowledge and experience to look after our vehicles – it lets us focus on what we do best.” Mitchell Potatoes distributes more than 1,000 pallets of potatoes a week in the Midlands, South Wales, London and the south coast of England.

LUNCH “HOUR” SHRINKS TO LESS THAN 30 MINUTES, STUDY REVEALS The average time taken to eat lunch during a working day is just 29 minutes, with seven in ten modern workers not dreaming of being away from their messages and e-mails for a full hour. That’s the findings on a new study conducted by Branston Pickle, which also reveals that even despite the rise in home working, more than a quarter (26%) say they never down tools or ignore their emails, even while eating lunch. More than a third (36%) check work messages and take calls during lunch breaks, while 38% of workers are constantly interrupted by work calls and messages while eating. 35% say they don’t have enough time to take a full hour, 25% worry about missing important emails and 21% are scared their boss will think they’re slacking.

F sh frying Fast Food Show & Sunday 12th June 2022 100 GERMAN DONER KEBAB OPENED ITS 100TH UK STORE THIS MONTH IN LONDON’S COVENT GARDEN.

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