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Delivering the goods

We live in a fast-paced world, which is getting faster by the day. People with hardly any time or people who don’t know how to make more time. Millennials immersed in new ways of living –as a side note, nightclubs are closing in droves since people no longer hook up while getting down on the dance floor– followed by Generation Z, who will sustain these new habits and even surpass them. People who live such stressed-out lives that they have to turn to yoga instead of relaxing by doing some cooking.

Conscious breathing, relaxing the mind, and living in the here and now are espoused by coaches and spirituality gurus. Whatever the case may be, the reality is, however, that an increasing number of people are opting for takeaway food when hunger strikes. Food on the go is also part of the here and now, since demand is on the up and shows no sign of slowing down in the short term.

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A recipe for success

It’s always nice when someone suddenly points out something that you had already noticed. Asking ‘why’ about something is a very healthy exercise. For example, why is one website more successful than another? Why does a good advertising agent design the creative content of their ads in a certain way? Why does a photographer frame something one way but not the other? By the end of the day, hundreds – if not thousands – of visual images have passed before our eyes and knowing how to grab your customer’s attention to maximise impact is now more important than ever.

So let’s ask ourselves, what differentiates a good menu from a bad one at a café or restaurant? A good menu on one of our García de Pou blackboards, for example, can be easily distinguished from a bad one by any number of visual elements, but also by the way in which the information is laid out.

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New items in the 2019/2020 catalogue (IV)

With this week’s post, we would like to finish presenting all the news from our catalogue. As we’ve seen in recent posts, the new additions to our catalogue offer eco-friendly solutions and reflect a major commitment by García de Pou to sustainability in our products.

One new feature in this regard are the additions to our entire range of paper straws made from liquid-resistant cellulose supplied in eco-friendly packaging. We boast a wide range of variations: flexible or straight, standard or jumbo straws for slushy drinks, short straws for cocktails, wrapped or unwrapped, with or without a spoon and much more, together with new selections and some kids’ variations.

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melamina negra

Catalogue News 2019/2020 (III)

Here we are, presenting even more new items from the García de Pou catalogue. This time, we want to present a number of items from the stylish, reusable and robust dining set and tableware ranges that are available in our catalogue.

We have a galvanised steel buffet collection that is ideal for setting tables, displays and canteens for a retro or rural look, as well as a new melamine line in black with a brown stripe aimed at hotels, restaurants and catering companies that maintains the elegant look of porcelain while incorporating a more modern touch.

Focusing on the galvanised steel collection, you can see how the metal composition offers a rustic and original finish. This steel has been treated with a special lacquer for increased resistance to wear and to allow contact with food items. The collection consists of three round trays, a pitcher, an oval tray and a truncated mini cup, the perfect collection for using on buffets and table service as it can be used to hold all sorts of food and cutlery.

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Cubiertos PLA Biodegradables


This novelties instalment comes full of fresh products that we’re very excited to tell you about. First of all, we have some new products that we think offer the best properties while also being as environmentally-friendly as possible. We would particularly like to highlight the cutlery items, salad containers, cups and snack cup holders made from biodegradable materials.

In order to comply with the new European Directive on reducing disposable plastics, which will come into force in 2021, we are focusing on sustainable materials; in other words, those that are made from renewable resources.

In this post, we are emphasising two new alternative materials to oil derivatives. Although they are very different, all three are considered to be eco-friendly materials because they are 100% biodegradable, additive-free and contain no toxins, thereby fully respecting the environment.

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like linen vichy

New features in our 2019/2020 catalogue (I)

The new García de Pou catalogue is now a reality, containing more than 300 new products and 5,000 already popular ones. There is also a strong commitment to the eco-friendly range and items made from sustainable, recyclable and biodegradable materials.

First of all, we would like to highlight the new “Vichy” design by Like-Linen, a classic design that emulates a fabric table cloth look to evoke a feeling of home-made traditional cuisine. This set of high-quality serviettes, table covers and table cloth rolls are made from Spunlace, a complex viscose and cellulose compound. This material produces strong products that are pleasant to touch, making it seem like they are made from textile fabric. Furthermore, both the raw material and the inks are biodegradable and compostable, so they help look after the environment.

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Times - García de Pou

TIMES: originality and authenticity in a design with vintage style

There must be a reason why the Times design by García de Pou for bags, wraps and cones is one of our best sellers. Besides being practical and functional, it exudes a vintage charm reminiscent of the early 20th century or even earlier. However, it not only just reflects those years but actually recreates them. Times is an original and unique design that imitates newspaper paper and reproduces real adverts from old magazines, in English. We use genuine adverts, we don’t make them up; hence the originality of Times. These adverts are not chosen at random either but rather with the utmost care and always bearing in mind that the multifarious bags, wraps and cones on which this design is used usually contain food. We know that whoever has a Times in their hands will end up reading the adverts, just because; because they catch your eye, because they reflect trends in aesthetics, fashion, health, music, business… In other words, a whole era. That’s why we painstakingly check and assess the suitability of each advert printed on some 40 different items, whether on white or kraft brown.

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Envases de cartón | García de Pou

Biodegradable solution for our disposable products: cardboard

Until recently, most of the thousands of tonnes of disposable plates, cups and cutlery consumed every year in Europe was made from plastics, while only a small number of these products were fully biodegradable. As people have become more conscious of our impact on the environment, we have gradually changed the composition of these products and opted to use more environmentally-friendly materials. This trend is on the increase. We are firmly committed to sustainable materials at García de Pou, and paper/cardboard is the best example of them.

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Bufet desayunos | García de Pou

Breakfast, buffet style

Breakfast is a delicious treat every morning. When the alarm goes off, and we get up feeling relaxed and hungry, there’s nothing better than a great selection of food to make the first meal of the day a real feast.

We’re sure you’ll agree that one of the best things about travelling and staying in hotels is the breakfast. That’s because the great variety of products that a breakfast buffet offers is sure enough to make anyone hungry. Fortunately, however, these days this service is not exclusive to hotels, as some cafes and restaurants also offer lunch buffets to their diners.

Do you fancy breakfast?

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García de Pou

We’re adding new equipment to be more efficient and sustainable

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.

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