latest news and events

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7th Feb

Subscription gifts – keeping things reliable and regular

As consumers, we love a treat. But what’s better than just a treat? A treat that arrives in our homes at absolute minimum inconvenience to us! There’s Birchbox for beauty, Beer Hawk for booze, Buddy Box for bad days,  and even the Purrfect Box for your pusscat. And these subscription gifts all plop onto the […]

5th Feb

Bread bags for bakers

The Craft Bakers Association tells us that there are around 4,500 small craft bakeries in the UK, and that sales of artisanal breads have risen by a staggering £70m since 2009. Therefore it’s probably not surprising that we’ve received lots of enquiries lately from bakeries who are looking to move away from polythene bags and […]

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16th Jan

FAQs – a roundup of our customers’ questions

Everybody likes to start the new year feeling ready for the year to come, so we thought we’d be as helpful as possible! We get asked all sorts of questions by our customers, so today we’re going to answer the most common ones and hope they help improve your Jones & Cane experience. Obviously this […]

box of fresh vegetables
15th Jan

UPDATE: The rise of veg boxes

Has anyone else been tempted by the swathe of ads for veg- and recipe boxes that have come with the new year? They’re a convenient solution to healthy eating resolutions and most of them look pretty delicious. As we discussed this in our office, it occurred to us that Norfolk, home of top chefs and […]

mince pies and holly sprig
21st Dec

Merry Christmas from Jones & Cane

It’s our last day in the office today, and at 2pm we’ll be closing our doors until 2019! Before we go we’d like to thank our customers, suppliers and friends for another fantastic year here at Jones & Cane. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous 2019. Bryn, Eileen, Sophie, Glyn, […]

christmas pudding with cream and holly
23rd Nov

Christmas closing and last orders

Well that crept up on us quickly – in just over a month Christmas will be here and we can all put our feet up with a mince pie and a glass of mulled wine. However, like us you probably have quite a lot to do before then! So here’s a little advance notice of […]

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20th Nov

Moving with the tech times – our new website is mobile and tablet responsive

2010. Does that seem like a long time ago? It’s the year the first Jones & Cane website was designed, and as we discussed our redesign, we also wondered how our use of the internet has changed since then. Several of us hadn’t bought our first smartphones yet (some of our erm, less youthful colleagues […]

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14th Nov

It’s here! Jones & Cane’s new website is live

Of course if you’ve got this far, you’re well aware that our new website is up and running! You’ve probably already noticed how fabulous it looks, and how easy it was to navigate to this very page. And there are plenty more excellent features where those came from. Allow us to introduce the all new […]

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9th Aug

NEW! Hessian and polythene by the metre and more

We’re a small business and we know that it isn’t always convenient to buy things in huge quantities. We try to ensure that everyone gets what they want, and our latest project is to extend this to selling hessian, groundcover, bubble wrap and polythene by the metre. This should make it much more cost effective […]

bag-for-life
28th Jun

New in! Recycled bag for life

Two and a half years on from the introduction of the carrier bag charge, most retail businesses have settled into new habits. Usage of single use polythene carriers has reportedly dropped by up to 83% – a staggering statistic that has obviously had an interesting impact on the packaging industry. Consumers have embraced the idea […]

4th May

Worldwide paper shortage: where does it leave us?

The last 20 years has seen consumers and businesses alike making huge changes to protect the environment  – awareness of global green issues and their impact is at an all time high, and so is legislation to manage these issues. In the packaging industry, this can be seen particularly clearly; polythene, such an exciting invention […]

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10th Apr

Going offline – extra lines available in our packaging cash and carry!

It’s fair to say that most of us agree that online shopping is a wonderful thing. It allows buyers to find objects they might never see in their local area, and for sellers it’s a huge opportunity to reach a market infinitely wider than just those who can drive past or know us already. Norfolk’s […]