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If you are a restaurant owner, it can be tough to compete with others in your industry and make your establishment stand out from the crowd. Here at Furniture Crates, as well as providing a range of innovative catering solutions that could help transform your restaurant, we’ve also got six suggestions when it comes to providing your customers with a unique dining experience that is sure to stick in their minds long after their plates have been cleaned: 
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When it comes to determining the success of your business, customer feedback is key for several reasons. Not only can it help you decipher whether your customers are happy with the service and products that you are providing, but it can also indicate where improvements need to be made as well what kind of experience they are having overall. Below, we highlight several areas in which customer feedback can play a crucial role to help your business prosper: 
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If you are a brick and mortar retailer in search of the perfect shelving for your store, bespoke retail display units may be the solution you’re looking for. Not only do custom-made displays enable retailers to create a unit that’s ideally suited to their store, but they can also help increase the memorability of their brand, enhance their profit and make their customers’ in-store experience more convenient. Read on to discover five unique benefits of these tailored solutions: 
If you’re a bar owner, there is nothing better than hearing the hum of customers enjoying each other’s company as they sip on some refreshing beverages. However, if you find that your establishment is running a little dry when it comes to business, we’ve got some great tips to help you improve your bar’s business: 
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Catering companies are some of the most thriving businesses in the food industry, with many people feeling inspired to start their own culinary enterprise after enjoying a delicious meal or receiving top quality dining service. According to the National Association of Catering Executives (NACE), catering is a far more viable option for start-ups than restaurant counterparts for several reasons. Not only is a certain amount of food needed for particular events, but catering staff are also required less frequently, keeping food wastage down and staffing costs to a minimum. If you’re thinking of becoming a caterer, we’ve got some fantastic tips to help you run your new catering business smoothly and successfully: 
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Not only are UK food festivals the best places to enjoy some of the finest British cuisines but they also present food retailers with the perfect opportunity to showcase their products and services. Consequently, whether you produce freshly baked goods, specialise in seafood or are an organic food supplier, there are several culinary events happening across the UK this summer that you’ll certainly want to know about. From local festivals such as the Great Dorset Chilli Festival to more national events like The Big Feastival, we’ve compiled a list of the UK’s best food festivals for 2018 that you won’t want to miss: 
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Fresh produce is a popular product and whether you are an in-store retailer or a market stall holder, keeping your fruit and vegetables as fresh as possible is of vital importance. However, while health and safety should always come first, you should also consider how to display your produce in a way that makes it as appealing as possible to customers, so they cannot resist picking up a juicy bunch of apples or a succulent vine of tomatoes. While a fridge unit may seem like the easiest option, there are several other, more creative methods of displaying fresh fruit and vegetables that are sure to make your goods look more enticing. Below, we’ve listed just five alternative fresh produce displays: 
Good branding is important to every business for several reasons. However, for start-up businesses, it can be difficult to know where to begin with building a brand. While there is plenty of advice for established businesses on how to market their brand further, there is little guidance for those who are just about the embark on this mammoth task. That’s why here at Furniture Crates, we wanted to offer our advice to any new business owners who are venturing into the realm of the unknown when it comes to branding. Below, we’ve provided some top tips to help you build a brand that’s personal to you and your business: 
Along with the sunshine, festival season is finally here, and for many retailers, these summertime gatherings present the perfect opportunity to showcase their products to a wealth of potential customers. But with an often-broad range of stallholders to contend with, it can be difficult for business owners to grab the attention of passing festival-goers. 
In the eyes of consumers, the perceived value of a product is often determined by its visual presentation. As such, not only can having high-quality images of your products help to ensure their sale but it can also give your business more credibility by showing that you take pride in your photography and want your imagery to look as expert as possible. 
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