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  Rising from the ashes: Infusions reopen their click and collect food service after fire
Bury St Edmunds food business Infusions Limited has reopened its click and collect service for the public, offering quick and
easy, contact free food shopping to everyone.
The company, based on the Rougham Trading Estate, initially started the service in mid-March in response to food shortages in the supermarkets at the start of the crisis with great success and were processing between 300-400 orders a day. However, a serious fire in one of their warehouses at the end of March devastated their infrastructure and meant they temporarily had to cease trading.
The new service, which started on June 1, allows customers to shop and pay for a wide range of food products online at infusions4chefs.co.uk
before collecting their order the next working day.
Orders can be placed 24 hours a day, seven days a week and collections are available between 10am and 6pm Monday to Friday and 10am and 2pm on Saturday.
The extensive product range includes store cupboard essentials such as pasta, canned goods, rice, flour and yeast as well as refrigerated items such as cheese and butter. In addition, the company stock tableware, cleaning products (including hand sanitiser!) and a range of sundries and gifts.
Director of Operations at Infusions Limited, Sarah Stamp explained: “We have a warehouse full of thousands of
Back in action: The click and collect area at Infusions Limited on the Rougham Trading Estate
different food products which we usually sell to hotels, pubs and restaurants who are currently unable to open. When people were initially struggling to get hold of core items like pasta which we stock, we decided to start offering our products to the public and were amazed both at how grateful they were not to have to battle the crowded supermarkets and how popular the service was. We have received so much support from our customers since the fire, we are delighted to be able to take these first baby steps towards reopening our business fully.
As well as a local click and collect service we are able to offer a courier service, delivering across the UK and beyond meaning people can order for family members elsewhere who are maybe shielding or unable to get out.”
The new service involves zero contact and adheres to all social distancing guidelines with all staff wearing face masks and each crate being sanitised after each use, so offers reassurance to those who find supermarkets overwhelming at this difficult time, or who are self- isolating.
n To find out more please visit infusions4chefs.co.uk
or call 01359 272577.
 “I am enjoying only being able to shop once a week - it is making me a lot more creative and a lot more resourceful.”
‘ constantly learning and challenging myself to become a better cook. I did all the challenges after I left to prove to myself I could do them. Looking back on my first dish compared to my final dish - the improvement is staggering.
Currently you are advising on not throwing out old vegetables but using them for recipes. Any examples you can share with us?
I am enjoying only being able to shop once a week - it is making me a lot more creative and a lot more resourceful. So often I have looked at an old, past it vegetable and thrown it out thinking ‘I’ll just nip across the road and buy fresh’.
Old vegetables can be used in soups and stocks no problem.
To celebrate #stopfoodwaste day recently, I found a cauliflower that was past its best but once I took its leaves off, and cut out the ugly bits, it was perfect. I made cauliflower cheese that I froze and cut into portions ready to deep fry to make delicious fritters.
n In a world without lockdown and social distancing, Hannah Gregory hosts WanderSups which is a supper club inspired by travels around the world.
You can follow her WanderSups journey which includes cook alongs, supper clubs and general day-to-day life in her kitchen on Instagram @WanderSups
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