No Space? No Problem!

Our customers are the lifeblood of our business. With new innovations in packaging as well as can and bottle size options constantly evolving we are always keen to know what it is they need from us as packaging suppliers.

What is it for them that matters most?

So, we asked the question. We had a variety of answers which we are working through. However, one surprising response we have heard consistently, especially from several of our smaller brewery and bottle shop customers is storage space, or rather the lack of it.

Every spare inch seems to be taken up with equipment and stock. When suppliers like us set an MOQ of 50 units, this causes a dilemma. These customers typically want 50 or 100 boxes – but a variety of boxes. Maybe 20 – x 330ml gift packs, 20 x 500ml gift packs, 30 x bottle carriers, and perhaps some can packs.

In response, we at Packaging for Retail have started to offer a mixed case of 100 gift packs – both 330ml and 500ml, bottles carriers and can packaging, Christmas packs, both bottles and cans and – well whatever you want really! We hope this helps a little!

Contact David or Bernie for more information or for any other packaging enquiry.

Call us 01729 860171 or 07496 506 483

Or email david@packagingforretail.co.uk

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