Highlights from the Responsible Packaging Expo 2023

Westpak were delighted to exhibit at this year’s Responsible Packaging Expo. The event, which was held at ExCeL London from Tuesday 10th – Wednesday 11th October, featured hundreds of exhibitors attracting huge numbers of visitors across the two-day period.

Production-led innovation sparks opportunities for fresh produce packaging

The food packaging industry is a rapidly evolving landscape of continuous product innovation and sustainable technology. However, sometimes innovations at the point of food production itself can, in turn, spur innovation further up the supply-chain. Similarly, new technologies in fresh produce production and preservation can open new possibilities for existing packaging technology.

Heat Seal Card Punnets – a breakthrough in packaging sustainability

A series of new punnet and tray designs, launched by food packaging specialists Westpak Group Ltd, are offering retailers and suppliers across the grocery industry a set of commercially viable paper-based alternative to plastic punnets while maintaining strong compatibility with standardised heat-sealing tooling and machinery.

Groceries in minutes… Packaging prepares for ultra-fast delivery.

Supermarkets providing home delivery is certainly nothing new. In fact, home delivery services in the UK stretch all the way back to the mid-nineties! What is more contemporary, however, is the trend of supermarkets and retailers partnering with major distribution and delivery providers to offer ultra-fast home-delivery capabilities. Recently, we’ve seen Co-op announce its partnership […]

Westpak are certified to ISO 9001 status

We’re delighted to confirm that we’re now registered to ISO 9001 status. This latest recognition joins our other range of certifications and including being Grade AA certified to BRC Storage & Distribution as well as our Sedex membership.

Is climate change driving a need for greater agility in packaging supply chains?

Fruit tree in the rain

There are many reasons to keep your packaging supply chain agile, flexible and responsive. It’s an approach that minimises the potential for wasted stock, reduce overall costs and can respond quickly to rapidly changing marketing trends and promotions. But could climate change present an additional reason to keep your supply chain agile?

Maximising return from ‘pick your own’

Branded pick your own bucket with strawberries

It’s easy to see why ‘pick your own’ (PYO) farms have remained so popular with Brits – visiting one of the UK’s many PYO farms provides an affordable afternoon out for families to soak up the sun, enjoy the outdoors and gather nutritious and delicious fresh produce.

Innovative seasonal food packaging design

strawberries in a heart shaped punnet

With such a diverse packaging range, Westpak can of course provide ideal products in-line with produce seasonality. But what about the ability for the packaging itself to demonstrate seasonality? We are proud to have worked with a number of clients in helping to create innovative, seasonal packaging designs, ranging from key calendar events to popular sporting competitions.