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

##NEW## One of our latest projects – Kingsgate Preserves

We’re very proud of playing a small part in the launch of Kingsgate Preserves range of luxury handcrafted preserves. Kingsgate blend indulgent liquours, exotic spices and fragrant botanicals to create something quite different, modern and unique. Packaging beautifully designed by  http://www.fortytwo.studio has been brought to life by Packaging for Retail and really enhances this superb product. Whether you’re … Continued

8 Traits to Develop Your Resilience

Imagine that you’re standing very close to a roaring fire. You can feel the surge of the flames almost licking your face. It’s so hot you can feel your hair crackle. Do you keep standing there? Heck NO! Why then when we’re stressed do we find it so hard to step back from the heat? … Continued

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