Colour Me Delicious
Why finding the right colours for a new grab and go packaging range is anything but black and white
We've launched a box-fresh new collection for 2019, the plastic-free Botanical Plus range. In this post we discuss the evolution of the range over a two year period and why finding the right colours for a new collection is never black and white. (As featured in the February issue of Sandwich and Food to Go News).
The Art of Christmas
How to develop a seasonal offering
Back in September we launched a compostable new seasonal collection – Festive Favourites - ready for Christmas. Festive Favourites was several Christmas’s in the making but by the second week in November, the cups and deli paper had sold out. Here we discusses the importance of finding the right look in the competitive Christmas market, and how we took our latest collection from concept to out of stock till 2019...
Spanish Street Food Sensations
Keeping it in the family, Los Hermanos is the brainchild of Michelin-star chef, Danny - who oversees all things cuisine - and his brother Nathan, who manages operations outside of the kitchen. But is it challenging working with your sibling? We find out...
Hot dog food trends to win best in show
The hot dog: soft bun, sizzling frankfurter and caramelised onions all smothered in sauce, it’s a simple dish but one fit for kings and truly, what could be more iconic of American food to go? But how can you update the classic hot dog to ensure market appeal and reach new audiences? Here's how to make hot dog even hotter...
Why It’s the Last (Plastic Drinking) Straw
Eco alternatives to single-use plastic
Single-use plastic straws really do suck. These plastic drinking straws end up in the world’s oceans causing havoc to marine wildlife, the biodiversity of our seas and human health through the food chain. To show the scale of the problem, it is estimated that 8.5 billion straws are thrown away in the UK each year. In April, to combat the effects of throwaway plastics on our rivers and oceans, the UK Government announced a consultation on the ban of single-use plastic drinking straws.
The Feel Good Bakery
One small sandwich for man, one giant sandwich for mankind
The Feel Good Bakery is aptly named. Trading since June 2014, the social enterprise sells its range of fresh made sandwiches from a number of key sites across South London, but it’s ‘feel good’ philosophy is being felt much further afield...
A Brief History of Baguettes
Oui Brits can’t get enough of the French baguette!
Baguettes account for around a quarter of all sandwiches sold within the UK, in this post we take a look at how one of our favourite loaves came to be...
Latte Levy Fails to Address Underlying Issues with Waste
Planglow urges Government to lift proposed consumer charge from single-use coffee cups and invest in UKs waste management infrastructure
Since its launch in 2016, Planglow has watched the single-use coffee cup debate unfold with great interest and we welcome the government’s latest report which highlights some of the challenges posed by non-recyclable products, not least to our business. However we feel that the current proposal is short-sighted as it fails to address sustainable long term solutions.
Hot grab and go sales up 36%
From November 2016 to October 2017, we saw sales of our eco food packaging products increase by a fifth (20.76%) when compared to the previous 12 months as growing numbers of food providers look to strengthen their brand and highlight their eco stance.
Trend or Pho: 2018’s Food Trends To-Go!
We cast our expert eye over the grab and go market and make our top food trend predictions for the year to come
Plant life, noodles, the importance of 'keeping it real' plus a whole crop of foodie movers and shakers...