Nisbets institutes mass price freeze in new catalogue

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Nisbets’ 2019 catalogue has been released this week.

Nisbets has frozen prices on over 15,000 lines, with price reductions for a further 1,200 products in its 2019 catalogue, which lands with customers across the hospitality industry this week.

With a strong focus on key own-brand lines, including Buffalo, Polar, Vogue, Jantex, Fiesta and Olympia, more than 78% of Nisbets’ new catalogue of 11,000 products will either decrease in price, or the price will remain fixed. The company reports it has instituted this price freeze in support of operators across the foodservice industry as challenging trading conditions and uncertainty around Brexit continue to impact their businesses.

In 2018, Nisbets engaged in a series of conversations with key suppliers, discussing ways in which it could work collaboratively with its partners to put in place a number of efficiencies and ensure that its customers continue to thrive despite cost headwinds and flat economic growth.

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Richard Cromwell, commercial director of Nisbets, commented: “Over the last 12 months, our customers have experienced a number of operational impacts, from rising business rates to supply side cost increases. Pair this with unpredictable trading conditions on the high street, and our customers could be facing turbulent times ahead.

“As the UK’s leading provider of catering equipment, we’re not only committed to supporting our customers to tackle these challenges, but feel it’s our responsibility to do so. By demonstrating our ongoing focus on delivering exceptional customer service at a competitive price point we’re aiming to help our customers do great things across 2019.”

Nisbets’ new catalogue, often used by fellow dealers, lands this week and unveils a fresh look for the ‘industry bible’. Featuring a selection of 11,000 products, the catalogue showcases solutions for both front and back of house, from crockery and consumables to large scale catering equipment, clothing and kitchenware.

Additionally customers can visit Nisbets website, which has also had a facelift, to discover over 28,000 catering products.

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Clare Nicholls

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1 Comment

  1. I am quite amazed nobody from buy-side or sell-side nor distributor or end-user has commented on this. I am also surprised Catering Insight does not seem to be investigating Nisbets activities regards price.

    It is not that long ago Nisbets were allegedly pleased to have started a conversation with their suppliers (many of whom appear to be themselves with their in-house brands e.g. Vogue, Polar, Thor, Buffalo, etc.) by asking for a price freeze across the industry to help under-pressure end-users.

    So now they have apparently frozen or reduced prices on thousands of catalog items.

    Yesterday that catalog was duly delivered by Royal Mail. I therefor investigated (briefly) and it would appear the price of many items have not been frozen or reduced but actually increased, and in the case of some of their in-house brands, quite substantially.

    It would seem Nisbets are playing rather loose with the verite and actualite

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