What’s the REAL Cost of Chocolate?

Living in lovely Yorkshire and supplying many customers in the food and drink sector I am an advocate for supporting small, local artisan producers here at home. We’re so lucky to have access to all the wonderful products they make – including chocolate. According to Divine Chocolate we consumed a massive 660,900 tonnes of the … Continued

Is your packaging your ‘Silent Salesperson?’

Many of our smaller customers in particular put printed packaging on the bottom of their list of priorities. Perceived cost is often the stumbling point – however it’s the one differentiating factor that can separate you from the herd. ‘70% of all purchasing decisions are made at the point of sale. Because consumers are often … Continued

Price Increases

David and I are very sorry to have to finally give in. Given current conditions in the industry we’ve had to increase our prices with immediate effect.

Over recent months our sector has been hit with multiple and significant price increases in our raw materials. We’ve had at least three price increases of between 7% & 8% each time. Furthermore, suppliers are planning to increase the cost of corrugated board even further. This is due to an acute shortage of paper and board, with paper mills struggling to keep pace with demand and the upsurge in online trading during the lock-down.

The situation has been widely reported on and does not seem set to improve significantly any time soon.

By planning ahead and making arrangements with our suppliers we have managed to mitigate the impact on availability and lead-times, and have pretty much traded as usual, with only slight delays in most cases.

Until now we have held our prices and tried to absorb the impact. Unfortunately, this cannot continue.

We thank you for your understanding and for your very valued business.

David and Bernadette