We are a nation of sandwich lovers with a third of Brits tucking into one at least once a day.
Sandwiches are big business and, according to the British Sandwich Association, 11.5bn sandwiches are eaten annually, with the UK’s pre-packed sandwich business worth £8 billion a year.
Undoubtedly, the pandemic has taken a chunk out of the Great British Sandwich, and the industry has seen a sharp decrease in sales. British Sandwich Week (16 – 22 May) celebrates the importance of this quintessential British food, alongside the creativity of our industry in constantly reinventing the humble sandwich into exciting options to continue its relevance and role in our diets.
A pack to meet all sandwich preferences
Colpac supports the innovation of the British sandwich industry by designing and providing the widest range of sandwich packs of any manufacturer. From traditional sandwiches and wraps to packs for bloomers, bagels, and baguettes to name just three.
Colpac’s Same Day Sandwich Packs are available in a range of sizes to suit mini sandwiches for little hands, to triple sandwich packs for larger appetites. Recyclable and/or compostable, each pack is designed for customers to see and maintain the freshness of the product within.
According to WRAP research, extending the shelf life of a product by just one day could save 250,000 tonnes of food waste in the UK every year. Colpac’s range of longer shelf life sandwich packs includes the ‘Appealable’ self-seal packs, and the compaostable Zest™heat seal packs which can extend shelf life to two days. Colpac also offer sandwich packs which incorporate Modified Atmosphere Packaging (M.A.P), to extend the shelf life even further, ideal for sandwich manufacturers who transport their products over long distances,
Before the pandemic, demand for ‘hot’ food-to-go (HFTG) was rising with 45% of food-to-go shoppers demanding a larger range of hot dishes to take-away. In line with this trend Colpac has a range of Hot Sandwich Packs designed to meet the complex needs of Hot Hold cabinets, as the packs keep contents at optimum temperature.
Sustainable sandwich solutions
None of this should come at the expense of our environment. Each pack reflects Colpac’s ongoing commitment to offering sustainable food packaging solutions. Sustainably sourced materials that can be recycled or composted, made locally into packs designed to fit the needs of the whole supply chain and to support our industry’s journey towards more circularity and a fully sustainable future.