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This month, we were delighted to visit Conaty Food & Catering Supplies in Dublin the home of Ireland’s Largest Hospitality Showrooms. Conaty’s showroom really is at the forefront of the industry and any outlet who is passionate about their business will find themselves spending longer than expected in these showrooms browsing their impeccably presented ranges.
Since their establishment in 1970 Conaty Food and Catering Supplies, a family run business with depots in Blanchardstown and Navan, have always succeeded in presenting their extensive customer base of hotels, bars, restaurants and coffee shops with all the latest trending catering and hospitality products. Today, they proudly offer their customer base an unrivalled range of more than 12,000 Foodservice and Catering Equipment products, spread across the entire consumables platform of Chilled, Frozen & Ambient Foods, Beverages, Confectionary and Alcohol, to all the latest trending Tableware, Glassware, Disposables, Kitchenware, Chef Clothing and Hygiene products available on the marketplace.
What today’s customers are looking for:
After conducting extensive marketplace research throughout the hospitality Industry, restaurateurs and hoteliers have said that they want to touch, see and feel all their new products first hand before buying and were no longer happy simply purchasing through brochures or via the timely and painful process of receiving “samples in a box”.
“Not withstanding the time delays involved in the sample process, the main reason for this is because in this new age of social media, almost everything that a consumer touches in a restaurant setting now appears on Instagram, Facebook or some other social media platform. Businesses now have the potential to reach thousands of new customers online if their product both looks and tastes great. Forward thinking restaurateurs know that they need be on trend with all their product offerings and customer experiences in order to remain “Instagram-able””, says Managing director Cathal Conaty.
With this in mind, Conaty Food and Catering Supplies designed and created Ireland’s Largest Hospitality Showrooms in their flagship store in Blanchardstown, Dublin. Managing Director Cathal Conaty along with his wife and Marketing Director, Orla, set about creating a new VIP shopping experience for their own customers by committing to a significant investment in their state of the art showrooms.
“We wanted to offer our customers a unique opportunity to see the products they are considering in an actual working space so that what they purchase are not only the latest trending products but entirely functional for their business also”, prompted Orla Conaty.
Boasting thousands of hospitality products on display between their cleverly constructed departments including the full compliment of crockery, cutlery, glassware, takeaway packaging solutions, guestroom products, desserts, breads, chef clothing, disposables and hygiene products, these showrooms truly are a one-stop shop for any Bar, Hotel, Restaurant or Coffee Shop who wishes to visit and view all the best and latest trending Hospitality products on the marketplace.
“When we commenced with our own marketing campaigns to launch Ireland’s Largest Hospitality Showrooms, we suddenly found our showroom appointments booked out well in advance. So far, we have received customers of all types through our showroom doors from newly opening coffee shops right through to multiple visits of three, four and five star hotels and Michelin Star restaurants.
So, what do customers experience when they visit Irelands Largest Hospitality Showrooms at Conaty Food and catering Supplies? Let’s take you through some of the standout elements:
Upon entering the showrooms, customers are greeted with an abundant mix of modern, contemporary, rustic and fine dining tableware options. Big brands such as Porcelite, Seasons, Academy and Simply tableware provide options for all menus and the accompanying presentation-ware and a choice of more than thirty different cutlery ranges tops off an incredibly impressive display. Furthermore a glassware display including a wide selection of wine, champagne, whiskey, beer, cocktail, brandy and pouring jugs and carafes completes the highly impressive display.
With today’s Covid-19 climate where Takeaway meals have become a new revenue stream to many restaurants, the Conaty Disposables showrooms in particular have benefited their visitors through offering new ways to present their menus in different styles of takeaway options. On display, customers experience first hand, the full compliment of all the latest trending compostable, biodegradable and traditional takeaway solutions including comprehensive selections of:
Upon visiting the showrooms, customers also sit down to a tasting of luxury, Irish-made desserts along with and impressive array of freshly baked breads. Stocking more than 100 different types of desserts and breads, the highly trained pastry experts will help your business to select the most appropriate breads and desserts that are suitable for your menu.
Conaty Food and Catering is a leading distributor of great hygiene brands such as Tork and Evans. Customers who sign up to the Tork brand will receive free modern and sleekly designed dispensers, all of which are on display in the showrooms. Furthermore, Conatys have recently become a regional sole distributor of the new Evans Concentrated dosing Systems. These reduce the cost of purchasing an “off the shelf” 750ml spray bottle from approximately €3 down to approximately €0.20 per bottle, without compromising on quality. “We have fitted these systems in many establishments now and customers see an immediate reduction in both their costs and on their carbon footprint. These great new dosing systems are a win-win for all parties”, states Cathal Conaty.
By launching these truly remarkable showrooms, it is clear that Conaty Food and Catering Supplies have listened to their customers. Perhaps, this is the reason why this year they are celebrating 50 years in business and will most likely be around to celebrate the next 50 years.
To book your appointment to visit Ireland largest Hospitality Showrooms, please phone 01-8605600 or otherwise email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that viewings are by scheduled appointment only.
Conaty’s Opening Hours
Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm
Saturday 9am to 5pm (Navan Depot Only) Sunday Closed
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