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New sandwich wedges in Tasting Notes collection

Our Tasting Notes collection is proving popular, so we’ve added two funky sandwich wedges. Bright colours are big right now on the high street, but foodservice can play at that game too! This vivid collection is the ideal compromise for colour-loving operators who prefer off-the-peg to their own custom print.

Our new standard 65mm wedge is in bold purple, and its deep fill 75mm friend is in deep charcoal grey. So now the question is…which filling are you going to choose today?

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Be our VIP at Hotelympia!

We can’t wait for Hotelympia! We have TWO stands – the Vegware stand (1235 in Food & Drink) and our Food Waste Network (3141, opposite Waste-Works Live). So that means you can meet all our new, innovative and award-winning products, and we can also advise you on recycling and zero waste.

What’s on show? We’ve souped up the Vegware stand with a street food theme – showing off our brightly coloured Tasting Notes collection and other items perfect for the massive street food trend. In the innovation zone, we’ve got our award-winning black cutlery, finalist in the Hotelympia Innovation Awards no less! Plus a whole range of other new and innovative products, like our new inserts for transforming cold cups into combo snack pots, and our crystal clear new hinged deli containers.

The Food Waste Network is the hot spot for advice on all things recycling. And come and meet The Bin Detective, learn about effective bin signage to reduce contamination, and see how fast you can complete our recycling challenge!

Would you like to be our VIP? Drop us a line by 17th February to sales@vegware.co.uk – we look forward to seeing you!

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We’re hiring – Client Support Advisor job!

Looking for a new job at the heart of Vegware? We are seeking a new client support advisor for a busy and varied role. We need an all-round good egg who can work independently and as a member of the team to deliver high quality customer service and support the activities of our sales and admin staff. If that sounds like you, check out the full ad here

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Eco coffee lids just got hotter!

Our hot cup lids have always been a great Vegware innovation! Through considerable R&D, we created the world’s first lid that could take high heat and compost in under 12 weeks. This winning product wowed the judges of a number of innovation awards.

However, relentless perfectionists that we are, we haven’t been able to resist fine-tuning them behind the scenes, and are excited to announce we are improving our ever-popular 79mm and 89mm lids (the ones that fit our 8oz and 12-20z cups)!

With a tighter fit and greater flexibility, the new and improved Vegware lids seal the deal on great hot drinks. An improved ergonomic design makes for spill free sipping, and they now have the best heat resistance of any compostable lid in the UK.

Why not request some samples to see for yourself? Get in touch using office@vegware.co.uk

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5 sizes of new hinged lid deli containers!

Have you seen our new hinged lid deli containers? They are perfect for cold weigh & pay salads, deli treats, fruit and baking as the built-in lid has a tight seal for freshness.

They’re made from compostable plant-based PLA, which has 79% less carbon than plastic. The new space efficient design has even better visibility, and they’re light and strong. Have a look for yourself to see how good they can make your food look!

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Gourmet Range award win at the Caterer Product Excellence Awards!

We are delighted to announce that our gourmet range has won the environmental category at the Caterer Product Excellence Awards! Judges loved the way our unique range is made from entirely recycled or renewable materials and how the mix and match lids offered great versatility, with 13 different combinations. This low carbon, plastic-free innovation is the first eco spill-proof solution for hot or cold food to go.

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Commercial Director Chris Murphy and Sales Director Teresa Suter posing with our latest award!

This latest recognition came at the end of a great day with Vegware, following announcements that our continued growth had secured us places in the Sunday Times Fast Track 100 and the Deloitte EMEA fast 500!

 

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Scotland’s 5th fastest growing SME, and a place in the Sunday Times Fast Track 100!

Vegware has been ranked amongst the UK’s fast growing businesses in The Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100. We have grown by 57% a year over 3 years and staff numbers rose from 9 to 41 during this time. This means we are invited to Sir Richard Branson’s Oxfordshire home for the Fast Track 100 awards dinner!

Deloitte also placed us in the 2015 Technology EMEA (Europe, Middle East & Africa) Fast 500, cementing our place as one of the fastest growing businesses around!

Managing Director Joe Frankel is delighted with the progress, saying: “It has been a fantastic journey. When we started, sustainability was a niche concern. Now Vegware’s eco catering disposables are used at 50% of the UK’s universities, swathes of Canary Wharf, and at corporate restaurants and artisan cafes all around the UK. We are active in five continents, and have won over 50 awards. Product innovation is one key factor to our continuing growth – such as our new colourful Tasting Notes collection, and our innovative Gourmet Range for hot food to go. But the real key to our success has been our proactive team. We are proud to be the leaders of our field, and our growth trajectory proves that we have taken sustainability mainstream.”

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Vegware used to help demonstrate zero waste Christmas recipes!

Celebrity chef Tony Singh and Scotland’s Environment Secretary, Richard Lochhead, teamed up to offer diners on Edinburgh’s castle street some tasty tips on festive frugality.

The pair served delicious egg-noodle turkey broth and veggie curry in Vegware soup containers from a vintage green Citroen H food van.

These recipes were chosen to highlight the many ways leftovers can be used, as Christmas can lead to over 50,000 tonnes of food and drink being wasted!  Read on below for Tony’s recipes:

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