The Supplier – Customer Relationship – Good for Business?

This year for the first time we took the major step of exhibiting at a national event – the Farm Shop and Deli show at the NEC in Birmingham. It was an amazing and inspiring event – retailers from all over the country under one roof. It was expensive to attend however it had the … Continued

Exhibiting – Our Top 5 Insights

As manufacturers of retail gift packaging, supplying packaging solutions to producers of Beer & Cider, Gin, Tonic Water, Oil, Vinegars, Jams, Soaps, Candles – you name it – we’ve spent the last few years growing our business. We’ve developed a strong customer base with a high level of repeat orders. Getting our packaging brand out … Continued

We’re Taking a Stand – Literally!

The Farm Shop and Deli Show is the food and drink sectors leading event and this year we are so excited to exhibit there for the first time. Other areas of the gift and speciality market are also present so anything from chocolate to candles will be on show! Most of our customers come from … Continued

Countdown to Brexit – Who’s Ready?

As a supplier of retail gift packaging to many customers in a wide range of sectors we have been concerned about what the Brexit future holds for them – and in the wider ripples – for us too. For example one of our customers makes chocolate products and wondered whether he would still be able … Continued

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

Deliciouslyorkshire Awards 2018

As a Yorkshire based business with strong connections to the brewing industry we are delighted to sponsor the Best Yorkshire Beer category in the Deliciouslyorkshire Taste Awards, 2018. Living in the Yorkshire Dales we are lucky enough to experience and sample so much of the fantastic food and drink that this foodie county has to … Continued

The SIS4ERS DISTILLERY – It’s a Family Affair!

The SIS4ERS DISTILLERY is the hottest new Gin distillery to hit Salford, Manchester and they are all about something different!  The SIS4ERS DISTILLERY is comprised of four sisters, all venturing into the world of gin, with their family distillery, but there’s more to them than meets the eye. The sisters also have seven brothers with … Continued

Marketing Tips for Artisan Food and Drink Start-Ups

 In the UK, food and drink business start-ups are booming, and artisan businesses even more so. Combine the two and you could have a recipe for success! According to the Food & Drinks Federation, the industry contributes £28.8bn to the economy with a whopping 97% of this from SME businesses. Last year, there was an … Continued

Is Your Business a Great Place to Work?

When your employees go home and talk about their day, what do they say? What do they talk about on social media? Are they advocates for your business? Are the people who work with you really motivated or just turning the handle? If these are issues you’ve never considered before, then maybe it’s time. The … Continued

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