Thinking about Packaging for the First Time? Some tips to help you choose……

Packaging: If you’re thinking about adding value to your great beer product by investing in a packaging solution, where do you start? Packaging and Printing can really help to drive your sales – great for gifts, special occasions or just combining different products for promotions, beer festivals etc. Whatever the reason it’s important that the packaging creates the right impression. Is the packaging sturdy? Will it hold the weight of the product? Will it stand up to being out in the rain? What about cold beer cans straight out of the fridge? Will the condensation damage the packaging?

Branding: When thinking about branding your packaging there are several options to choose from – from simple logo stamps to high quality printing.

To help you if you’re new to packaging and printing we’ve put together a few tips to get you started! Follow the link to the April 2018 edition of the Brewers Journal  – find us on Page 40!


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