Catering Insight’s weekly Pulsepoint survey charting the recovery of the UK catering equipment supply chain has reported some positive indicators.
Last week’s results showed increased enquiries, orders and trade levels on both the dealer and supplier sides of the industry.
20% of the dealers responding to the survey in the week beginning 27 July reported 51 or more enquiries, whereas no dealers hit those highs in the previous week.
The same percentage reported those enquiries turning into 51 orders or more.
Comparing trade levels with the same period as last year showed that 40% of dealers were down by up to 25%, and 60% were down by between 26 and 50%. However, this compares favourably with the previous week’s report, where 57% of respondents had a trade drop of over 50%.
On the supplier and manufacturer side, the statistics also showed a positive trend.
The amount of companies reporting 51 or more orders in a week rose from last week’s 17% to 25%.
While the same metric for orders also saw an increase from 33% to 50%.
In terms of trade, like dealers, suppliers are still reporting decreased turnover, but not as severely as the previous week. No manufacturers said they had more than 50% in reduced trade, compared to last week’s 33%. Those down by between 26 and 50% now number 75% of respondents, as against last week’s 50%, while the remaining 25% said they were only 25% or less behind last year’s trading figures.
Don’t forget to fill in the Pulsepoint flash survey this week here or as below, so that these figures can track the sector’s recovery as accurately as possible.
Pulsepoint takes no more than a minute to complete, and at the beginning of each week, Catering Insight will report and analyse the previous week’s responses.