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Why personalised packaging is the perfect Christmas treat for your business

Personalised packaging is important to the visual image and representation of a brand, and can enhance corporate reputation as a professional company to trust.

Made to measure packaging can act as an invaluable marketing tool and helps to set the scene for the customer’s experience as a company as soon as the parcel is delivered or selected in-store.

Personalised packaging can generate customer loyalty and attract new clients who respond positively to the personal approach of doing business. In a world reliant on technology, the tailored touch can go a long way in attracting customers and creating repeat business.

So why is personalised packaging the perfect Christmas treat for your business?

Strengthen your brand: personalised packaging shows that you have invested in your brand, and understand that image is important to the success of your business. It can also position your brand as an innovative one.

Generate customer loyalty: packaging can be used to create and nurture customer loyalty. Look at how you can introduce collectable and limited edition packaging as part of a one off experience to inspire your customer base, and create anticipation as to what packaging will be released next.

Invest in seasonal trends: personalised packaging doesn’t have to be just for Christmas. Look at other holidays like Valentine’s Day, Easter and Halloween and how your packaging can be given a fun, seasonal twist.

Reduce waste by having packaging that fits: smart packaging should fit the product and keep it safe in transportation. Opting for custom packaging can also reduce waste and unnecessary cost for businesses.

CSR: consider opting for eco-friendly packaging as part of your corporate social responsibility policy. With customers looking to reduce their use of non-recyclable packaging, investing in green packaging can positively impact company reputation as well as the environment.

Enhance the quality and performance of products: particularly with food products, packaging should help to enhance its quality and performance. Opt for personalised packaging that prevents element exposure, keeps the contents safe in transportation and helps to meet suggested shelf life.

Social media worthy: with businesses relying on the power of digital technology, packaging that is eye-catching and shareable on social media can provide important exposure for a brand. Spotlight the packaging on your social media channels and encourage customers to share snaps of your personalised packaging in exchange for a discount in-store or online.

We provide bespoke food packaging, working with clients in the deli, restaurant, bakery, luxury goods, take-out, street food, coffee, tea and confectionery markets. For further information on how we can provide personalised packaging call us on 01495 741589.

by Laura Dunn in Business Tips, Packaging
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Modern Christmas food packaging: what attracts sales and customers?

The holidays are a time for celebration and modern Christmas food packaging on our favourite treats can often be a highlight of the season.

For brands producing and selling food items, getting Christmas packaging right is crucial to the success of their brand. The correct mix can help to engage customers, add to the festive spirit and importantly, generate sales.

Emotions are often connected to icons as memories, helping to build long-term relationships between the brand and the consumer. Similarly, design is capable of inspiring a purchase from the targeted consumer, and can create a positive effect particularly through social media.

To create this connection, brands should consider how they implement the following:

Colour: the traditional Christmas colours of red, white and green each have distinct meanings. Representing excitement, simplicity and harmony respectively, brands should think about what the colours they use at Christmas mean and if it matches the connotations that they wish to promote.

Sustainability: with eco-friendly packaging popular with consumers, reusable packaging that can be used holiday after holiday is particularly appealing.

Collectables: tradition is at the heart of the Christmas season, and for brands looking to curate customer relationships, producing packaging that can be reused and kept for Christmases to come is a smart move. Companies like Starbucks create Christmas cups and other holiday collectables that can be used every holiday – and throughout the year.

Personalisation: tailoring your packaging to the needs and personalities of your customers is a great way to attract new sales. Coca Cola’s personalised Christmas cans are now a staple of the festive calendar, with customers gifting the cans to family and friends.

Limited edition: spotlighting the year or flavours as limited edition is a good tactic for a brand’s festive packaging. Brands like Cadbury introduce limited edition chocolate treats for Christmas, appealing to the consumer love of the festive season – and something sweet!

For further information on how we can help you create modern food packaging contact us on 01495 741589.

by Laura Dunn in Christmas
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Are you a star baker? Our bespoke packaging for bakeries

Baking is a British pastime, and specialising in bespoke packaging for bakeries, we’re always looking at delicious baked treats!

The baking industry is one of the largest in the food category, worth around £3.6 million in the UK alone. The industry continues to grow, and is estimated to have expanded by 9% by 2020. At the smaller end of the scale, the UK has around 4500 small craft bakeries, specialising in a variety of new and innovative baked goods to tempt our taste buds.

At Charlotte Packaging, we work with bakeries, coffee shops and delis, providing bespoke packaging and options for baked goods including bread, pastries, cakes and cookies.

Specialising in film and paper, we provide:

Film sandwich and take out bags: manufacturing a wide range of polypropylene bags, our film sandwich and take out options are ideal for businesses specialising in catering, sandwiches, take out, bakery treats and deli items. Slit seal, side weld and back seam bags are just three of the options we have available.

Paper sandwich and take out bags: with an extensive range of paper bags suitable for sandwich take out, catering, bakery and deli markets, we’re able to produce any size bag to suit your product requirements in an unprinted or custom printed format. Materials include greaseproof, wax and glassine.

Bakery bags: our special bespoke branded bakery bags are available in flat, gusseted, film front, block bottom, two side open or central/side strip window options. Additionally, they can be produced in white/brown kraft, glassine, greaseproof or with a wax or PE coating.

Block bottom paper bags: with a square shaped bottom and a side gusset, the block bottom bag stands upright and is ideal for professionally displaying baked items like cookies, cakes and pastries. All are available with shaped or strip windows to visually promote items, and in white or brown kraft greaseproof.

Sandwich platter bags: these high quality, food grade polypropylene platter covers are resealable and offer a professionally branded, low cost alternative to rigid platter lids.

We also create complete branded ranges for customers, with examples including the line for Ridiculously Rich by Alana, pictured above.

For further information on how we can create bespoke packaging for your bakery business contact us on 01495 741589.

by Laura Dunn in Bakery packaging
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Our favourite Halloween food packaging designs

Halloween is a great time to look at some innovative food packaging designs. Alongside Christmas, the holiday is perhaps the most creative time of the year for foodie fans, and we love to feel inspired by some of the spooky food packaging designed and produced by big brands and independent traders.

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by Laura Dunn in themed packaging