5 mistakes food businesses make when choosing packaging

Are you making these boo-boos when packaging your takeaway?

Imagine you have just ducked out from work to try the new cafe down the street. The people are friendly, the service is good, you grab your lunch and head back to your desk. But on the way back, your hand starts burning because the coffee cup is too hot, the lid of your container won’t stay closed and when you get back to your desk, your food is cold and now looks like a dropped pie. Not only that, there’s NO CUTLERY! So the shop was nice – tick. The people were nice – tick. The food looked good – tick. But the packaging made the whole experience go pear-shaped.

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Wouldn’t it be great if every cup that left your building advertised your product?

Here’s how custom printed food packaging can boost your business.

Have you ever thought about custom printed packaging for your food business but aren’t sure where to start? You probably like the idea of your branding being in the hands of your customers. Imagine every customer leaving your premises holding your logo. Not only are you still in front of them, you are also in front of every person they walk past.

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Will custom printed food packaging build brand recognition?

If you’ve been thinking of ways to build your brand, it might be worth considering whether custom printed takeaway food packaging is right for you. In a competitive market place with so many businesses vying for your customer’s attention, having your brand in their hand (literally) could give you the edge you need.

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Learn how school canteens are going green

An increasing number of school canteens are now making the switch to eco-friendly takeaway food packaging options. This welcome move seems to be generated from parent and student interest in education and programs about living sustainably. School veggie patches and native beehives are becoming part of many school’s landscapes. Continue reading “Learn how school canteens are going green”

Plastic bag bans – are you ready?

Many countries around the world have placed a tax on lightweight/single use plastic bags and some countries have even banned them completely. The results of these measures have seen significant decreases in single use bags, for example, Ireland, who began charging customers for plastic bags in 2002, saw a 90% reduction in usage and litter after the tax was put into effect. Recently, the European Union has said that it wants to see an 80% drop in plastic bag use by 2019, which means that all European countries will need to be on board.

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New compost service in Sydney

The good folks at BioPak have made it easy for business owners to reduce the environmental impact of their business. In addition to producing high-quality sustainably-sourced disposable packaging, they have created a service that turns your waste into compost.

BioPak have brought together waste contractors and compost facility operators to turn your food waste and compostable packaging into nutritious soil compost for gardens or farms. The weekly collection service not only helps the environment it could also save you money.

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The rise of home delivery

The rise of Deliveroo, Foodora, UberEATS and Menulog has had our phones running hot with customers wanting to know the best way to package their food for home delivery.

The takeout industry is growing strongly and these new food delivery businesses help eatery owners overcome the obstacles of logistics and cost that, until now, may have prevented them from offering a home delivery service.

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