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Prices cut on CE Marked Pint/Half Pint Tumblers, free UK shipping available

CE Marked Pint Half Pint Tumblers Beer Cups

We’ve pleased to announce we’ve cut prices on our range of flexible pint and half pint tumblers.

Popular with events and venues, these sturdy cups are vacuum formed and are a common economic alternative to our Katerglass injection-moulded tumblers.

Our prices are competitive and great for licensed premises open and/or looking to reopen for business.

10oz Flexible Plastic Half-Pint Glasses (CE Marked)
10oz Flexible Plastic Half-Pint Glasses (CE Marked) 50 for £1.25
12oz Flexible Plastic Half-Pint Glasses (CE)
12oz Flexible Plastic Half-Pint Glasses (CE Marked) 1000 for £19.95
20oz Flexible Plastic Pint Glasses (CE Marked)
20oz Flexible Plastic Pint Glasses (CE Marked) 50 for £1.75
22oz Flexible Plastic Pint Glasses (CE Marked)
22oz Flexible Plastic Pint Glasses (CE Marked) 1000 for £31.25

Why order at Inn Supplies?

  • Trusted sales support
  • Same day dispatch on orders made before 1pm
  • Free shipping on orders over £100

For any questions regarding your custom and bulk orders, please email sales@innsupplies.com and we will be in touch with you as soon as possible.

Disposable canteen supplies for reopening UK schools

It has been announced that schools and colleges are to reopen in September, as Covid-19 infection rates continue to fall.

We have therefore received many queries from school staff who wish to increase safety in school as they open the doors once again.

A disposable lunch

School kitchens will reopen from the start of the autumn term and have been advised by the government to comply with the covid-19 guidance for food businesses.

Here at Inn Supplies, we have seen an increasing demand by schools for disposable food boxes. Used once and recycled, there is no need to handle the box after use and no need to clean.

Food Boxes For Schools Canteens UK
Biodegradable 1-compartment containers
Food Boxes For Schools Canteens UK
Biodegradable 2-compartment containers
Disposable Cutlery For Schools Canteens UK
Biodegradable cutlery

We are able to supply a variety of boxes suitable for hot and cold food with compostable and biodegradable options also available.

Kitchen cutlery is also being exchanged for disposable cutlery to ensure surfaces are not touched unnecessarily.

Catch it, bin it, kill it

The government has also advised schools to ensure they have a good supply of disposable tissues to implement the ‘catch it, bin it, kill it’ approach in each classroom and have enough to top up regularly.

Canteen Napkins Disposable UK
Single Ply napkins (30cm)

We’re happy to help

If you are a school or educational institution, we are happy to provide a discount on your order. Bulk orders are available on all products. Please email sales@innsupplies.com.

Businesses returning to work safely as lockdown eases

Returning to work slowly and safely is the next challenge facing businesses across the UK.

The country will see a gradual reopening of businesses from 15 June and business-owners will need to take the best steps to return to work safely.

As with stores that have been open during lockdown, businesses will be encouraged to put up signs reinforcing social distancing rules and local authorities will be doing spot checks. Among other rules, customers will also be encouraged to use hand sanitiser and to avoid touching items while they’re browsing.  

Advice from the Government

The government has published Covid-19 guidance to support businesses to reopen and for workers to feel confident and safe to return to work.

A range of coronavirus business support schemes are also available using the business support finder tool.

You may be interested in

Here at Inn Supplies, we are seeing an increasing amount of businesses ordering stock once again ahead of their reopening. We’ve also noticed that disposable items, which can be used once and recycled, are rising in popularity.

Our current best-sellers include disposable takeaway boxes, burger boxes and noodle boxes, disposable paper cups and disposable smoothie cups.

12oz Smoothie Cups (50) for £1.99 (lids separate)
No 3 PLA Biodegradable Food Box (200) for £33.50
12oz Brown Kraft Deli Soup Cups (500) for £28.80

For any questions about our products, please email sales@innsupplies.com. Our team are happy to help.

New products and updates

bio ripple groupRegular visitors will have noticed we’ve launched a record number of new product ranges this year, a quick flip through our blog updates will show how many new items we’ve added to our range lately. We tend to announce the arrival of any new products with a blog update with an overview of the item details and link to the product pages etc, however we’ve decided to add a dedicated “new products” page so you can see the most recently added items on our site. You can find this at: https://innsupplies.com/new-products.

The bulk of new products over the past 12 months have been biodegradable tableware and catering supplies. This is a reaction to massively increased market demand for biodegradable items. We’ve sought to offer a biodegradable alternative to the majority of our range for customers who want to switch to these products.

In addition to the usual site updates we also publish lots of pictures (and indeed special offers) on our Instagram page, make sure you follow us to stay up to date with new items and promotions: https://www.instagram.com/innsupplies/

As with any items from our product catalogue,  we’re happy to send samples of anything you’d like to see prior to purchase, simply get in touch with our friendly sales team.

2018 Christmas / New Year Opening Hours

bluetreeThe last day for dispatch of goods before Christmas is Thursday 20th December, orders need to be placed before 1pm. Orders placed after this time will be delivered in the New Year when we reopen on Wednesday 2nd 2019.

Our offices are closed between Christmas and New Year; please ensure you order any supplies you may require during this time by our cut-off time on Thursday 20th.

Deliveries in the New Year start from Thursday 3rd January 2019.

Happy Christmas and New Year from everyone at Inn Supplies

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 Econ (Crystal Polystyrene) 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 Econ 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.