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Bakers don't get left behind; follow the successful shift in the US replacing plastic trays with a corrugated cardboard tray

by Admin

The bakery industry has to be one of the most competitive industries in UK; power is held by the larger supermarkets and their constant drive to lower the price. Giving bakers continual headaches with extremely tight margins to tackle, meaning there operation have to be as lean and efficient as possible.

Plastic trays have played a vital role in the day to day running of many bakeries in the UK and over the Atlantic in the US. Over in the US retailers have been slashing prices while maintaining profit margins and lowering costs for manufacturers through the shift to a corrugated cardboard tray.


It isn’t just retailers who can reap the rewards, manufacturers who deliver bread daily don’t always have the capacity or time to redeem the plastic trays, so the plastic trays USP of being reusable isn’t actually being used as a benefit.

Introducing the corrugated cardboard tray, which are stored flat for easy storage but when assembled they have semi cut out hands holes making carrying effortless.

One of our predictions for packaging trends for 2016 is increasing pressure from customers to be more green and conscious of the environment through packaging.   This corrugated cardboard tray is a cost effective way to impress the end consumer and make stake holders happy. As corrugated trays are reusable and completely recyclable. 

Packaging Supplies have a stock range of these trays, but to fully benefit your operation let us design a bespoke tray for you, which if required can be printed to your requirements. This backed up with stock holding, monitoring and next day delivery. This is why we have been effectively supplying bakers for 35 years.

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