Monthly Archives: April 2012

Do’s and don’ts for selling at local farmer’s markets

Supporting co-operatives and social enterprises in rural communities worldwide, the Plunkett Foundation works directly with farmers markets, community networks, and artisan food producers, offering business advice and practical support and encouraging us all to shout a little bit louder about the unique selling points that set local retail apart from commercial enterprise. The unique selling point?

Directly connecting customer to producer.

In this informative blog, Plunketts’ project officers Ceinwen Lally and Nicole Hamilton outline some of the do’s and don’ts that may help local food retailers and farmer’s markets reach a wider audience.

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5 things you should know about protective Transit Packaging

The simple art of getting a bottle of wine from A to B, as many a fine drinks retailer will testify to, is actually nothing of the kind. It’s not that simple, and it can be a nightmare.

But not if you’re using the right product.

Transit packaging may not look pretty. It may not have the bells and whistles of a luxury silk-lined oak box for example, or the glamour of a faux leather hamper. But it forms the functional backbone for many specialist drinks retailers. With reports of the demise of many high-street businesses, you may be looking to extend your presence online and capture a new audience. For that you’ll need to know the basics. Here’s everything you need to know about transporting bottles in courier safe transit packaging.

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