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2015 Christmas Delivery and Opening Times

bluetreeOur office close for the festive break on Wednesday 23rd December at 12 noon, the last date to get your order dispatched and delivered in time for Christmas is Tuesday 22nd December by 1pm. We re-open for business in the New Year on Monday 4th January 2016 with deliveries commencing from Tuesday 5th January.

If you need any supplies between Christmas and the New Year, make sure you get your orders in before 1pm on Tuesday 22nd December. Any orders placed over the festive break will be dispatched in the New Year.

You can find our full range of Christmas themed products on our Christmas store at: http://innsupplies.com/disposable/christmas-party-store

2015 Christmas Party Store

champagneView our full range of Christmas Party Supplies – festive themed and printed items and specially chosen selection of items for home celebrations, office parties or School functions.

Our range includes:

  • Christmas printed paper napkins
  • Christmas table cloths
  • Festive banquet roll
  • Disposable and reusable plastic Wine Glasses an Champagne Flutes
  • Plastic Cutlery

You can see the full range of products on our 2015 Christmas Party Store at: http://innsupplies.com/disposable/christmas-party-store

Printed Napkins and Table Cloths are available in limited quantities and while stocks last.

 

Product Focus: Plastic Champagne Flutes

A very popular range we have here at Inn Supplies is our Plastic Champagne Flutes which are available in both the ‘Reusable Bar Supplies’ and ‘Disposable Glasses’ category. They come in 5 different main styles that cater for all kinds of occasions.

Our disposable champagne flutes can either come in a ‘tulip’ or ‘coupe’ style shape. The excellent quality of our flutes are designed to suit any occasion including all types of formal parties and events.

The tall and thin appearance of the ‘Tulip Champagne Flute’ is iconic, instantly bringing sophistication and class to mind. The shape of the glass creates carbonation, causing the bubbles to cluster then quickly disperse upwards giving the champagne more intensity and a look of elegance to complement any soiree or event. Our plastic clear Champagne flutes are injection moulded in virgin food-grade crystal styrene, which gives extra rigidity and perfect clarity. Unlike many other plastic champagne flutes our ‘tulip’ flutes come in a single piece and don’t need to be fitted together. We also stock this product in black, which exhibits a premium glossy appearance.

Before the ‘tulip’ shape became popular, the ‘coupe’ was the glass of choice for drinking Champagne. This ‘saucer’ shaped glass was particularly prominent in the prohibition-era of the 1930’s and then again in the 1960’s. TV shows like “Boardwalk Empire” and “Mad Men” have caused this vintage drinking glass to make a serious comeback, as you will now find them being used to serve cocktails in any trendy bar in London. In comparison to the ‘tulip’ shape, the ‘coupe’ generates less bubbles which gives less fizz to the champagne.

When a stronger better quality flute is needed we also stock reusable champagne glasses. We have two different types of reusable glasses: Elite (Polycarbonate) and Excel (SAN) items.

Our Elite Polycarbonate plastic flutes look and feel almost exactly the same as their glassware counterpart but are virtually unbreakable. Their extra durability makes them perfect for barware at parties and events because the risk of glass being broken is eradicated. This glass is also available in black, with a lovely glossy finish. Our cheaper SAN reusable champagne glasses are almost identical to the polycarbonate ones, but are not quite as strong.

Full Case £16.79 (144)

5OZ VINTAGE CHAMPAGNE GLASSES / COUPES Full Case £16.79 (144)

Full Case £19.98 (100)

184ML LARGE PLASTIC CHAMPAGNE FLUTES Full Case £19.98 (100)

Serving Up Soups From Around The World

Whether it is Mexican Tortilla Soup, New England Seafood Chowder or Japanese Soba Noodle Soup soup containers123- delicious soups from around the world are gaining more popularity in food outlets and eateries around the UK.

Light and healthy international soups featuring on menus across the country now boast high consumer demand that previously only enticed an Ethnic palate. They are high in nutritious value and can be tailored with different ingredients to suit different taste palates and diet plans. For vendors they provide great profit margins and a unique opportunity to use other surplus ingredients.

Since the recent surge of successful Chinatown-style noodle shops and street food vendors in many of the big cities around the world, noodle soup is making a huge comeback onto menus. Its recent popularity and ease of preparation has meant many food outlets have launched their own interpretations of this great cuisine, experimenting with different types of noodles and toppings.

Because Asian noodle soups are cheap and filling, they have become extremely popular among college and University students.  Many food outlets are taking advantage of this by serving low-calorie nutritional soups packed with lots of vegetables, grains and lean protein.

The versatility of soup means you can accommodate for most customers nutritional requirements by offering vegetarian, dairy-free, gluten-free and low-fat options. Noodle soups complement lunch menus nicely and can be used for combo deals with other items such as sandwiches and salads.

Some great ways to advertise soup dishes include rotating the soup specials and offering DIY Asian noodle soups where you start with well flavoured stock and noodles, and customers are able to ‘build’ their own noodle soup with a range of delicious add-ons.

Check out our range of soup cups and containers, they are compostable and biogragable and are perfect to serve up all types of soups. They are microwave and freezer friendly and have great insulating properties to keep the soup nice and hot.

They come in three sizes: Small (8oz), Medium (12oz) and Large (16oz).

We also stock thick heavy-duty soup cups made from 350gsm paperboard. These excellent multi-purpose cups are ideal for both hot and cold food contents. The thick side walls will not only insulate the contained liquid effectively but the glossy finish on the outside of the cup will give your hands extra protection.

For our heavy-duty line we stock two types of lids: a paper vented lid and a tight-fitting plastic lid, which are also safe for both the freezer and microwave. They come in 5 sizes ranging from small to very large:

Small (8oz), Medium (12oz), Large (16oz), Extra Large (26oz), XXL (32oz).

Fair Trade and Quality Sustainable Coffee

IMG_8338The quality of sustainable products coming from companies claiming to be socially conscious should always be questioned. How does a product, so fixated on achieving a mission statement look and taste so great?

The truth is, sustainability is consistently linked with quality goods. Fair Trade has grown to be a vital platform to improve the quality of crops and help farmers build strong relationships with good distributors. Executing sustainable practices with flourishing farmers is the key to producing the delicious cups of coffee we are so familiar with.

Fair Trade has become crucial for the long term production of coffee in the developing world. It is the only initiative that protects against plummeting prices by requiring companies to pay sustainable prices that must never fall below the market price. This allows farmers to have access to important resources and gives them financial stability to invest in quality. Fair Trade also acts like an insurance policy and allows farmers to access credit, which shouldn’t be taken for granted in small sized agriculture.

Fair Trade is an incentive for responsible farmers to build dynamic businesses and work together with their communities. It doesn’t claim to solve all of the world’s troubles but it is significantly reducing the problems associated with poverty and is causing a tangible change.

Farmers need certain resources to adapt to the ever increasing economic and environmental threats that are emerging. This is crucial if we want farmers overseas to continue producing quality products that the western world demands. That’s why partnerships within the industry are so important for both manufacture and distributor. Fair Trade helps build these relationships and gets funds directly to the farmers who need them the most.

Since Fair Trade started more than 50 years ago, it has come a long way with growing numbers of farmers, roasters, traders, retailers and consumers who believe in the same thing: that supporting struggling farmers and their infrastructure is crucial for the future of quality coffee.

Kick-starting Summer with Smoothies

Smoothie-Group-Shot-webAs summer is quickly approaching and people are looking to kick-start their diet plans, smoothies are an option that must be considered. This blended beverage offers lots of nutrition as well as protein and fibre to help you stay full until your next meal. A smoothie in the morning will help your metabolism get going for the day to come.

Smoothies are great for losing weight, due to the straightforward nature of being able to control exactly what ingredients are being used and consumed. With little effort you are able to quickly grasp good flavour combinations and create low-calorie and delicious beverages, that will fill you and your customers up for hours.

By putting together the right ingredients, you can quickly create beautifully tasting smoothies that will help you lose weight in the long term.

The reason why smoothies are so effective for weight loss is because they contain so many crucial nutrients in one serving, without having to consume any empty calories. After learning what a well-balanced smoothie consists of, you will be able to get the right balance of vitamins, healthy fats, complex carbohydrates and protein.

Knowing what key ingredients to use allows you to increase the nutritional value of your smoothie without adding any extra calories. You can specifically tailor your smoothie to boost energy levels and metabolic rate which will help you with your weight loss efforts.

Smoothies used in diet plans have risen in popularity over the last couple of years and should be used in conjunction with other regular healthy meal plans. Replacing a smoothie for another meal every so often is perfectly fine, but shouldn’t become a regular habit.

Our range of plastic smoothie cups can be used to serve juice drinks, smoothies or milkshakes and are available with domed or straw slot lids. Our sizes range from 8oz-20oz and are commonly broken down into the following sizes amongst retailers:

Small – 8oz/10oz,

Medium – 12oz/15oz

Large – 20oz

Our smoothie cups are of superb quality and are made from Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET), a transparent plastic with high clarity.

Celebrating 2015 in Style with Inn Supplies

As Wedding and Christening season approaches – here are some ideas and products we have here at Inn SPlastic-Champagne-100mlupplies that could be used for your celebrations in 2015!

Champagne towers are always an elegant eye catching statement piece at any posh function or party. They have made a huge comeback and are topping many 2015 hot trends lists, giving you an opportunity to serve your champagne in ultra-swanky fashion. Why not spruce your champagne up further by mixing in fruit purées creating a unique special cocktail – adding more of an exotic, cheerful element to the drink. Our Vintage Champagne Glasses would be perfect to build your champagne tower. These 150ml classy coupes are our most economical disposable champagne glasses yet! The removable base allows for cheaper delivery costs and the injection moulded Crystal Styrene is perfectly clear.

Another idea is to create tasting stations for your party guests and let them sample a range of different alcoholic drinks – whether its craft beer tasting, whisky tasting or sampling different types of wine. Offering different types of alcoholic drinks at a sampling station is a way of adding an individual touch and letting guests know your personal tastes, without your bar bill going through the roof. Check out our Sampling Cups for drink tasting with your guests. These 3oz serving cups are made from Polypropylene, fully recyclable and can easily be compressed for disposal.

To get your guests interacting with each other, there isn’t anything better than beautifully plated entrées and sides being shared out. You can show off your favourite cuisine by serving small sized portions – from dishes inspired by your favourite Michelin star restaurant to traditional home cooked favourites.

Street food has experienced an increased surge in popularity over the last few years in the UK following its huge success in other countries around the world. You might be used to seeing food trucks parked on the side of high streets, in festival fields and in farmers markets but they are slowly making their way into venue carparks for events such as wedding receptions.

Food vans add a cool and quirky element to your soiree offering tasty memorable food, which is budget-friendly. What could be more personal than serving food supplied from your favourite local food truck?

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Custom Printed Disposables

group-printed1We can now offer custom printing on a wide variety of our products.  This allows you to use your own logo, be it for a one-off promotional event, occasion on ongoing use at a retail outlet.  Most logos or designs can be printed; we can also help you tailor the suitability of these to our items.

Minimum print runs differ according to the product; however for most items this is as low as 10,000 units with price breaks for larger quantities. Customers’ are free to use their own logos or artwork; this can be either assembled into a printable template by the customer or by using our own design service. Our skilled in-house designers can help make your bespoke product a reality.  The full range of printable items can be found at: http://www.innsupplies.com/printed, including visual examples of previous custom prints.

The design process itself is outlined on our design page at: http://innsupplies.com/design-style-guidelines, you can also find an FAQ on creating your first branded product at http://innsupplies.com/printing-faq. Please feel free to get in touch with our sales with any other queries you may have.

The current range of printable items includes:

  • Hot Drink Paper Cups
  • Cold Drink Paper Cups
  • Soup Containers
  • Cup Sleeves
  • Hot Food Boxes / Noodle Boxes
  • Smoothie Cups
  • Paper Napkins
  • Champagne Flutes
  • Disposable Plastic Glasses
  • Chip Scoops
  • Paper Coasters
  • Cup Carriers

Potential benefits of product branding are enormous. Taking branded coffee cups vs plain coffee cups in a commercial environment for example, using branded cups creates a platform for future growth. By simply carrying your logo or graphics the cups themselves are actively marketing your company and raising brand awareness. In terms of the product itself, there is an implication of quality that can represent an increase in the perceived value to customers. In a crowded marketplace of vendors using plain cup stock, something as simple as printed cups can be a key differentiator.

Get in touch with our friendly team today and find out how you can get started with your very own printed disposables.

 

2014 Christmas break and delivery schedule

bluetreeOur offices close on the 23rd December this year at 12pm for the Christmas break, reopening on 5th January 2013 in the New Year.

The last available date to order for Christmas delivery is 22nd December for orders placed up until 4pm. Orders placed after this time will be dispatched in the New Year with deliveries starting from Tuesday 6rd January.

Please note that due to the increased amount of traffic throughout delivery networks and possible inclement weather, we recommend ordering early to negate any potential problems with time-sensitive Christmas deliveries. The vast majority of our courier deliveries will still be delivered on the usual 24 hour / next-day basis however we would advise ordering in advance where possible to avoid disappointment.

For bulk pallet deliveries we would recommend ordering on or before 19th December.

Please take a look at our Christmas Store for our full festive range: http://innsupplies.com/disposable/christmas-party-store

If you have any questions regarding our opening hours or delivery times over the festive period please give our sales team a call on 0844 4995456 on email sales@innsupplies.com.

Wholesale / bulk order discounts on pallet quantities

bulk-palletIn addition to our regular order options, we also offer discounts on full pallet orders for selected product lines – plus our usual full case / packed sleeve configurations. These options are specifically tailored to wholesalers / distributors, or simply where an end user requires larger order volumes for one-off events / festivals or special occasions.

Full pallet discounts apply to the following products:

These products are all available from stock in pallet quantities; deliveries are made using our 48 hour pallet service. No forklift truck is required; we send all orders of this nature on 7.5 / 18 ton tail-lift vehicles with the necessary pallet truck.

Please get in touch if you’d like to see any other items from our range available to order as a full pallet, we’ll do our best to oblige wherever possible.