SmartDispense to be rolled out to half of Star pubs

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Star is rolling out the use of the SmartDispense system
Star is rolling out the use of the SmartDispense system
Star Pubs & Bars, the Heineken owned leased pub operator, is installing its SmartDispense draught cooling systems in 50% of its 1,100 strong estate by the end of 2016.

By the end of this year the technology will be in 160 of the company’s pubs with Heineken’s analysis predicting a sales increase of at least 4% as a result.

The £2.6m rollout will see Star Pubs & Bars installing the system into a further 390 pubs during the following two years.

Priority will be given to refurbishment sites and those pubs having external redecoration work undertaken. Lessees whose pubs are not receiving capital expenditure will also be able to request installation.

The SmartDispense technology comes with Perfect Pint staff training as well as four-weekly visits by Innserve to professionally clean the pub’s cider and beer lines and run a 30-point maintenance and quality check. The technology is designed to reduce product wastage and the amount of water and cleaning products used by an average of 75%.

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Future of Dispense

Posted by Katie Hughes,

Hello Dave & Chris,

Your comments are very interesting regarding the wastage you are experiencing, as Brewfitt have a dispense system which guarantees to reduce both wastage and energy costs in the region of £3-£5,000 per year, per site. A number of breweries and pub companies are using our Future of Dispense system, with extremely positive results. We have a website dedicated to the system but you're more than welcome to give me a call if you want to discuss it further?

Kind Regards,

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Smart Dispense Red Herring?

Posted by Chris Baxter,

Hi Dave,
I read your comment with interest, we are looking to expand operations and are talking with Star regarding SmartDispense. How problematic have you found this? We cannot afford large wastage at the site in question and could do with more inside knowledge of the system.

Many thanks,

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Smart dispense system

Posted by Dave Gardner operations director Jubilee Taverns,

We have smart dispense in one of our pubs in layland lancs we have larger than average wastage we are for ever calling them out to rectify issues with the system we have now started requesting a normal cellar system be installed it's a costly red herring that offers no benefits

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