latest news and events

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 […]

homepage of new jones & cane website
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 […]

hessian-polythene-by-metre
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 […]

29th Mar

Five spring jobs that we can help you with

Thank goodness, the sun has finally come out! It must actually be spring. For lots of us that means renewed motivation to make the most of longer days and (slightly) warmer weather, and to tick off the list of jobs we definitely couldn’t have done in the winter (and didn’t try to either). So here’s […]

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7th Mar

The Norwich Northern Distributor Road – big news for small businesses

Rackheath Industrial Estate. Not three words that bring to mind glamour and riches like say, Canary Wharf or Bond Street, eh? But if you’re a business on the estate, or any of your suppliers are, you’ll certainly be able to see that something dramatic is happening in this particular patch of Norfolk at the moment. […]

potato-chips
27th Feb

Paper sacks – they’re bestsellers for a reason!

Paper sacks. Brown, functional, not terribly interesting. This is exactly what I thought when I came to Jones & Cane two and a half years ago and began to plan some blogs. Now I’d be lying if I told you that these days I wax lyrical on gussets, paper ply and stitched crepes, but I […]

mince-pies
22nd Dec

Merry Christmas from all at Jones & Cane

Here at Jones & Cane we would like to wish our customers and suppliers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We hope that  2017 is a prosperous year for everyone. We’d also like to say thank you to our customers for their continued custom in 2017 – we look forward to hearing […]

christmas-pud
1st Dec

Christmas and New Year Opening Hours

All of a sudden it’s December! Here’s the details of our last order dates and Christmas / New Year closure. Our opening hours remain the same in the run-up to Christmas – 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday. We will close for Christmas at 5pm on Friday 22nd December, and reopen again in the New Year at […]