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Here’s to Another Successful Christmas!

Christmas is a time to indulge but it’s not just the nibbles that make the festive season so tasty, it’s all that fresh food too! Food that we can’t stock up on weeks in advance – the goodies that we rely on manufacturers, suppliers and retailers to get to us in time for Christmas and in great condition.

Despite worries that Brexit may have an effect on our domestic market (and our seasonal celebrations), we’re delighted that food purchases were up for most retailers last Christmas. Those that didn’t see an increase in volume held their hands up to say that they needed to be more competitive in the marketplace.


Here are some tips for food manufacturers and producers to ensure that you can competitively meet demand from retailers or restaurants, as well keep your business strong at the busiest time of the year:

phs teacrate nestable bale arm tray in grey


Use the right products/services – don’t allow bought-in goods to compromise your own products. Ensure boxes and crates are up to the job, and that transport services will provide the care and attention that your products require.

phs Teacrate’s Nestable Bale Arm Trays are durable and lightweight, yet sturdy so that your produce can be stored safely and arrives unspoilt. They can be stacked away when not in use, and a customisable area allows for text and logos to make them easily identifiable.


Secure your supply chain – use only reputable firms who have a good track record, and the relevant certification and qualifications.

You can be confident in phs Teacrate’s 35 years of experience supplying the food manufacturing industry. We are an Investor in People and holders of ISO 9001:2000 and ISO 14000 products. If you need a reference, we’re happy to supply one.


Maintain good communications with your customers – make sure that you’re delivering the right thing to the right place at the right time. Encourage feedback and, wherever possible, act on it.

phs Teacrate’s experienced customer service team can tailor a service to your needs with the appropriate mix of crates, pallets and trays, delivered when and where you need them, washed and ready for use. Just ask!


React to the market – shopping trends and weather are both unpredictable and can equally affect the food manufacturing industry, so be ready to respond with flexible supply.

We can respond promptly to any requests for RTP. Utilising our fleet of delivery vehicles and nationwide depots located throughout the UK phs Teacrate’s nationwide coverage allows delivery in as little as 24 hours.


Be prepared – call phs Teacrate today!