Merry Christmas from Packaging for Retail.

Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a prosperous 2021.

Merry Christmas from Packaging for Retail

David and I would like to send all our customers and families our sincere best wishes for a happy, peaceful and safe Christmas season.

So many of our customers work in the hospitality sector and we know how much you have been impacted this year. We hope that the next year brings good fortune to you and that all our lives and businesses can regain a sense of normal life once again.

We thank you for your very valued business this year – we never take your business for granted. We look forward to supporting you over the next year and will continue to offer our products in the lowest quantities that we can to help you minimise storage needs and manage costs. At Packaging for Retail we try very hard to get it right for you – we don’t always manage it – but your business is at the heart of what we do.

The only way we are able to do the things we do is because of the magnificent team of people who work at Packaging for Retail. A huge shout-out and thanks to Bart, Ludwig, Sophie and Melissa. Everything we are is supported and made possible by them. As a very small business we very much appreciate the loyalty and support of our customers. We’d like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous 2021.

Given the tough year that we’ve all experienced, we have decided that this year we will close our warehouse on Thursday the 24th of December and re-open on Monday the  4th of January.

David & Bernadette.

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