Planglow Blog

Are You Suffering with FIR-a-Phobia?

The dreaded Food Information Regulations (FIR) are back

The news that most prepacked items will soon have to carry nutri declarations - by law - is sending some providers into a cold sweat! If you or someone you know is feeling fearful of the changes to come, it could be a case of FIR-a-phobia but the good news is we're here to help. Read on for our FIR-friendly guide plus details of the support on offer...

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Composting Q&A

Confused by eco-packaging jargon? In this Q&A post we break it all down!

Terms like 'compostable' and 'biodegradable' get used a lot when it comes to single-use cups, disposables and other food packaging but what do these terms actually mean - for you, for your business and for the environment as a whole?

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The Street Food Boom & Baguette Effect

Latest consumer sales trends for takeaway drinks, sandwiches and snacks

We sell a lot of packaging: last year* this was more than 30 million items across England, Scotland and Wales which gives us some handy insights into the grab and go market. In this post we share some of our key findings...

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In Praise of Apprenticeships

In the spring of 2013 Planglow took on its first apprentice, three years on more than a quarter of our head office staff have now joined us through the scheme. In this post we meet some of our wonderful apprentices (old and new) and find out what taking them on has meant for both them and our business.

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Taste of the Orient

This January, ahead of the country's new year celebrations, our procurement manager Nancy Myers and MD John Scott paid their sixth visit to our Chinese factory to introduce our American sister company Planglow USA to the local team. Here's how they got on...

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The Great Outdoors

From a street food-style stall or pop-up restaurant, to outside catering services: could developing your operations outdoors boost your business?

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Cloud Nine

Three years in the making, this February sees the launch of our much anticipated cloud-based labelling software LabelLogic Live. Here's what 36 months living in the clouds actually involved...

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The Big Three-Oh

Back in the early Eighties programmer John Scott and salesmen Phillip Saunders were already working within the catering industry when they noticed a gap in the market for branded labelling products. Thirty years on MD John discusses how his and Phillip's early enterprises went on to become a multi award-winning business…

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Rubbish Christmas?

How to slim your bin ahead of the New Year!

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Labelling Unstuck: Allergens, Nutritional Data & the Law

With both food allergies and obesity on the rise, food labelling has never been under more scrutiny. And last December the government introduced strict new labelling legislation to help better protect public health. Nearly one year on we take a look at what’s new as well as the changes to come.

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