Monthly Archives: July 2012

The PopUp Britain scheme, now open for business: Is this the future of British Retail?

With high streets across the UK struggling to keep their unique identity, there have never been more schemes and initiatives designed to breathe the life back in to UK retail.  Love her or loathe her, TV personality Mary Portas has certainly helped to raise awareness of the importance of small businesses in the UK. However, there is a lot of hard work going on across the UK that is making a much more tangible difference to the grassroots success of small British businesses.

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WBC merge with Canby the UK’s largest bag supplier

uk printed bags for life

Way, waaay back, when Take That and Boyzone ruled the charts and WBC was a startup company, we were lucky enough to get a small loan from The Prince’s Trust, the cash of which helped
 us to buy a van and start trading out the back of it and get the vital ‘leg up’ we desperately needed. 25 years on, we’re still proud to be part of the Princes’s Trust network and we’re always on the look out to partner and support with other socially responsible outfits. 

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Contract caterers are taking on the high street

Fruit Stall

At the invitation of renowned contract caterers CH & Co, WBC paid a visit to one of the Charlton House business and industry sites, to see that it’s not just independent retailers on the high street using WBC’s gift packaging and retail display products to increase sales and improve margins throughout the year. Despite the obvious challenges that literally ‘feeding the masses’ can incur, this award winning corporate caterer is offering gift bags, hampers, and even meals to take home, as well as add-on services like farmers markets and wine and beer tastings. It’s about more than just feeding a busy work force; for them, it’s about offering greater choice, quality ingredients, a more comfortable eating environment, and of course ensuring they maintain ‘bums on seats’ week in week out! Here we consider some of the ways corporate catering can take advantage of its largely captive audience.

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