We’re adding new equipment in 2018 and 2019 to increase production and meet customer demand even faster. However, another of our goals is to strengthen our resolve to comply with the proposed European Directive of 28/05/2018 on reducing the environmental impact of certain plastic products that suggests a number of items will soon be banned. This clearly highlights the need to prepare a decent offer of carton packaging and alternative materials.
At García de Pou, we are firmly committed to more sustainable materials. As a result, we have numerous machines focused on the manufacture of paper/cardboard products; materials that are environmentally-friendly and capable of replacing plastic.
The way we understand gastronomy is changing and a fine example of that is the rise in takeaway deliveries. This service has become a new niche market and a business option for many restaurants not wanting to waste the change to bring their cooking style into every home in the city.
Recent studies on the takeaway delivery sector strongly suggest that this business is growing because its target audience is becoming increasingly more varied. Nonetheless, there is no doubt that the core target is made up by young, cosmopolitan people with an average disposable income whose orders in 2017 led to a contribution from the sector to the economy in Spain alone of 2.4 billion euros and an estimated more than 21 billion worldwide.
Ah, coffee! That aromatic and stimulating beverage that is enjoyed worldwide… A nice cup of coffee hits just the right spot at certain times of the day. It’s an inseparable companion for many people and has become an entire culture unto itself, with its own rites and customs.
Like the fresh autumnal air, Parole is flooding the streets of our cities to become the best type of wrapping around. How better to protect our food than with a Parole-style dress?
Parole takes the shape of a fantastic branded suit, perfectly adaptable and ideal for food items. This disposable product has a vintage-style typographic design, builds an air of casual grace and recalls its Italian inspirations that carry you off to the country of dolce far niente. Its design plays with various graphical styles to add vibrancy to the packaging.
Work on expanding the installations at our factory in Ordis is moving along at a good pace. Two new warehouses have been built to streamline the depot and order picking area. This will double our storage capacity, provide easier access to a larger number of items and optimise the direct preparation of orders. Our final goal is to guarantee immediate supply to our customers regardless of the volume ordered and to reduce order preparation time to a minimum.
The summer heat is still with us and the sweltering temperatures mean people want to spend as much time as possible outside. With a focus on dining in the garden, at the campsite, on the terrace, etc. we offered some strong high-quality outdoor tableware ideas in our previous article. In this article, we would like to present solutions for protecting napkins and cutlery on outdoor tables. These high-quality disposable napkins are individually packed, resistant and soft. The covers protect the napkins and cutlery from adverse weather, meaning the table can be set in advance without having to worry about dust, humidity, etc.
People like enjoying breakfast, lunch or dinner outside during the summer. Bars, beach bars and restaurants with a terrace, swimming pools, tourist resorts and campsites all become highly popular for pleasant outdoor evenings in the company of friends and family. In order to enable this type of business to offer the best possible service, we present a range of high-quality tableware for outdoor use.
The summer is here, and with it the snack par excellence for the season: ice cream. To spice up their menus, ice cream parlours revisit classic specialities, pay attention to consumption habits, take food intolerances into consideration, offer reduced fat and low sugar ice creams, and spruce up their presentation.
Flavour, colour, price, presentation and—increasingly so—the levels of fat and calories all influence a consumer’s decision when buying ice cream. We are starting to see ice creams that include organic stevia, protein A1-free ice creams, low glycaemic index ice creams and ice creams that avoid milk protein. There are also lines of vegan ice creams. Some are made from natural ingredients that customers select on the spot. These include kombucha, one of the drinks in fashion at the moment to which are attributed numerous health benefits. In short, traditional ice-creams are all the rage right now.
There are still a few more new items in our 2018/19 catalogue that we would like to highlight. This time, we would like to present our new doilies made from natural kraft paper, the information stickers with allergy-related information and more additions to the American Style range of baskets, among other things.
To our range of black and white, round and rectangular doilies, we have added some delicate natural kraft paper doilies with ornamental die-cut designs (pg. 207, 225.06 to 225.11, 224.49 and 224.51 to 224.54). These are perfect for presenting tarts, cupcakes and all kinds of baking and pastry products. This paper is greaseproof and—being processed to a lesser degree—keeps its natural brown colour, something that evokes nature and is highly appreciated by consumers.
We’re still talking about the new features and product range expansions in our catalogue. As part of the continuing replacement of plastic products with environmentally-friendly products, we now present new items made from PLA, wood, carton packaging and bamboo.
We would like to highlight the new line of products made from PLA, a material that besides being made from 100% natural resources such as corn starch, sugar cane or manioc, is the most mature bioplastic in the market. It is a strong and robust biodegradable and compostable material with an elegant appearance that is suitable for food products and freezing. PLA has become a perfect alternative to oil derivatives for disposable products given that it helps care for the environment (it can be treated as organic waste) and reduces our carbon footprint. In our new catalogue, you will find a range of PLA cups and cutlery (pg. 119).