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.
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.
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.
García de Pou is bringing you something new. As part of our goal to stay on the cutting edge of technology and innovation, we have bought ourselves a new piece of kit. However, this is not simply another machine for our production lines but rather one aimed at improving the experience of our customers. It is a camera that allows us to show our products in a 360º panoramic image. It is no ordinary camera but rather an entire photography studio squeezed into a small box that allows us to create professional packshots (product images) and 360º product presentations.
“Sushi” is not native to Japan. It origonated in China during the IVth century B.C. as a method of preserving fish by fermenting them for months in vessels of steamed rice. The mold that the rice produced served as the ferment that preserved the fish; it was necessary to clean the fish and throw away the rice before eating it.
During the governance of the Mongolian Empire in China, feeding habits slowly changed and the Chinese lost the habit of preserving and consuming fish. So it was in Japan, where they learned this Chinese method for food conservation before the arrival of Gengis Khan, that this skill lasted and evolved to become what we know today as “sushi”.
People don’t go to a restaurant just to eat, but to have an experience. We are no longer satisfied with reviews like «you can eat well there». We also value pleasant ambience, cosy decoration, thoughtful service and other details that contribute to our well-being. These aspects are applicable in all kinds of businesses: bars, snack bars, foodtrucks, etc. It doesn’t just matter what is offered, but how it is offered.
We propose seven ideas that, with a small budget, can be the qualitative jump in your business that differs you from your competition.
Napkins speak for your restaurant
Taking the starting point that you have discarded cloth napkins to use in your establishment due to the high cost of washing and ironing and the excellent alternatives of disposable products. It’s important to see what type of disposable napkin is best aligned with the message of your business. Napkins transmit if your business wants to project an image of concern for the environment or if your approach is more focused towards the customer’s experience, if your decisions are closely tied to budget criteria, or if, for example, you want to project an image of esthetic sensibility and taste for innovation in every detail.