The great British BBQ, a staple of the English summer; as long as the rain subsides and the sun shines. And let’s face it, that can be a rarity!
Nevertheless, it’s essential to keep your BBQ products stocked up, as the sun can often be sporadic and your customers look to enjoy the summer sun before it moves behind the clouds and the clouds open.
In 2020, we expect to see a rise in vegan food sales as the market grows. While some consumers are strictly vegan, others are looking for alternative food options or attempting to reduce their meat consumption.
Waitrose reported an 80% increase in vegan food sales in July; vegan bbq searches went up 26%, and vegetarian bbq searches rose by 32%. When stocking up on your BBQ products this summer, think about how they’ll be used. For example, customers may need more than one disposable BBQ if they’re cooking meat and vegan options.
As well as ethical food sourcing, buyers are now looking for ethical products to support them. Eco-friendly options are beginning to become an expectation, not a luxury. If you want to impress your customers, consider stocking environmentally-friendly products as well as the standard go-to products.
It’s impossible to have a BBQ without something to cook food on, and while some people may have more permanent fixtures, disposable BBQs still sell well to people that don’t or people that are having a BBQ on a day out.
We’re stocking Bar-B-King Instant BBQs so that you can ensure your customers get smoky this summer!
If you’ve ever burnt your finger, you’ll know it’s not a pleasurable experience; BBQ utensils can help everyone’s fingers stay safe and are a practical, useful addition to any BBQ.
Make your customer’s lives easier by including a BBQ utensils kit in your product collection. Ensure you keep the kit out of the reach of children, the utensils do come in plastic packaging, but there are sharp utensils in there.
Picture the scene, your customers clawing at bread buns and hot dog rolls trying to pry them open with their fingers. While they’ll end up with something in there, it’d be so much easier if they could cut the buns open with a knife.
You can help your customers risk losing any of their buns by stocking our Chef Aid bread knife. Ensure you keep it out of the reach of children and maintain a strict ID policy when selling the knife.
We’re sure everyone has been there, everyone’s bellies are full, and there are still loads of sausages and burgers burning away on the disposable BBQ. It’s a shame to waste food, so having something to store it on while your eyes catch up with your belly is beneficial.
Help your customers save food by providing them with disposable BBQ trays; it’s a piece of kit nobody ever thinks to buy.
Everyone loves a nice cold beer or glass of wine when they’re tucking into a thick, juicy burger. But there’s nothing fun about scrambling around looking for something to open it with when they realise they’ve left the bottle opener.
Save your customer’s beverages by including a bottle opener in your BBQ collection, something people always forget, but always need! Try our Country Lever Arm Corkscrew.
BBQ skewers are a firm favourite with the kebab fanatics; you can get plenty of meat onto them – chicken, chorizo or king prawns for the fancy folk out there (we’re getting hungry). Plus, it gives people a chance to get their 5-a-day in with a slice of pepper or a chunk of red onion.
If you want to give your customers an option outside of the standard burger and sausage BBQ, stock some wooden skewers, and entice your customers into doing something different.
BBQs can be a messy affair; sauce, butter, juices from the meat, and if you get kids involved, it takes the messiness to a whole new level. Napkins are something it’s quite easy to forget, but remembering them means hands won’t be sticky and the cleanliness of the BBQ will go up a notch.
Keep your customers clean by investing in some napkins from us; we’ve got plenty of different brands and colours to choose from.
As we’ve seen at recent football matches, beaches and parks across the UK since lockdown restrictions eased; we have a problem with people thinking it’s okay to litter. While you can’t stop people from littering, you can play your part by providing rubbish bags in your product collection.
Encourage your customers to look after the environment and their communities by including napkins with all your BBQ goods.
As well as the above, you could stock some of the following items if you want an expansive collection: