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City Pantry & Sustainability: what we're doing to help the planet

Earth Overshoot Day is upon us again and we're reflecting on what City Pantry is doing to improve our sustainability now and into the future.

Earth Overshoot Day is the calculated day in which “humanity’s demand for ecological resources and services in a given year exceeds what Earth can regenerate in that year”. In other words, we’re using up more than our planet can give back.

At City Pantry, our mission is to make working lives better by delivering great food to offices and remote teams around the UK. But all that comes at a cost to the environment.

Over the past couple of years, we’ve been making some big changes to create a more sustainable, fairer service for people and for the planet. From zero emissions deliveries to sustainable packaging and food waste reduction, read on to find out what we’ve been up to:

20th August 2020 • 5 min read • workplace Continue Reading
The best bank holiday food boxes to help your employees unwind: Pantry Packages

The upcoming bank holiday might look a little different this year, but you can still make it a good one for your teams with boxes of tasty treats from Pantry Packages.

5th August 2020 • 5 min read • workplace
Back to the office: a chat with the City Pantry People Team

Our People Associate Rosie talks to us about City Pantry's back-to-office plan and gives some advice to other companies looking to re-open their workspaces.

21st July 2020 • 5 min read • workplace
VAT Reduction: A Healthy Hospitality Industry is Good for All

City Pantry’s Managing Director Ben Carter tells us how the government’s recent decision to temporarily reduce VAT for the hospitality sector is a positive step for the industry.

15th July 2020 • 5 min read • workplace
COVID-19 and the hospitality industry: July 2020 report

Our new report looks at how food businesses have adapted to the new normal and what their predictions are for the future of the industry.

13th July 2020 • 5 min read • workplace
Plastic Free July: work-from-home sustainability tips

The month of July is dedicated to reducing plastic waste. So, here are some tips to help you make more sustainable choices while working from home.

1st July 2020 • 5 min read • workplace
How businesses can support the NHS during Coronavirus and beyond

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the NHS has witnessed an outpouring of love and support from the general public and businesses alike. Here’s how your company can support the NHS now and well into the future.

24th June 2020 • 5 min read • workplace
Celebrate Pride Month as a team with rainbow treats from Pantry Packages

Pride Month parades may have been cancelled, but we’ve got a range of colourful treats to help you celebrate as a team at home. We've also brought together some useful resources to help you foster inclusivity beyond the month of June.

18th June 2020 • 5 min read • workplace
The best food & drink boxes for your virtual work party

What makes a work party great? Mouth-watering food and drink aplenty, of course! Thankfully, we've got loads of food and drink boxes you can send to your teams@home this summer - the perfect addition to your virtual work party.

17th June 2020 • 5 min read • workplace
9 tips for hosting a memorable work party virtually

This time last year you were planning an epic summer work do for all your colleagues to enjoy, but this year it’s not quite so straightforward. That’s why we’ve put together some ideas to help you throw the best virtual work party possible.

11th June 2020 • 5 min read • workplace
We’ve partnered with Thankful Hearts to show our continued appreciation for the NHS

We’re working alongside Thankful Hearts to remember, support and heal the NHS in a post-lockdown UK. As of this week, we’ll be including Thankful Hearts stickers in selected Pantry Packages food boxes and office deliveries.

9th June 2020 • 5 min read • workplace
#FeedYourCommunity - How we’re supporting communities during COVID-19

Here's how are helping to feed vulnerable communities during these difficult times.

26th May 2020 • 3 min read • workplace
The best self-care practices to implement while working from home (7 tips)

It’s Mental Health Awareness Week and the theme this year is kindness. It’s important to be kind to yourself as well as others, so here are our top self-care tips you can follow while working from home.

21st May 2020 • 5 min read • workplace
How businesses are adapting to the ‘new normal’

Our Financial Director Tom Squire reveals how businesses, such as City Pantry, are adapting their offerings and work environments in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

19th May 2020 • 5 min read • workplace
How to support hospitality businesses during Coronavirus (a guide for individuals & companies)

The hospitality sector has been one of the hardest-hit industries due to the COVID-19 pandemic, so here’s how you can support your local restaurants, bars, cafes, and small businesses while the UK remains in lockdown.

14th May 2020 • 5 min read • workplace
Celebrate National Vegetarian Week as a company (at home) with Pantry Packages

National Vegetarian Week champions the benefits and deliciousness of a meat-free diet, and now your teams@home can join in too with these veggie-friendly Pantry Packages food and drinks boxes, delivered straight to their doors.

12th May 2020 • 5 min read • workplace
How to win engagement with alienated people

City Pantry’s Head of Talent, Alex Jones, reveals the six steps your company can take to increase employee engagement during times of social distancing.

7th May 2020 • 5 min read • workplace
How to create a positive work-from-home culture: 7 tips for success

Working from home can feel isolating, so it’s more important now than ever before to build a positive company culture that your teams can enjoy remotely.

29th April 2020 • 5 min read • workplace
7 ways to keep your team engaged working from home

To help your employees feel more at ease and connected with each other, there are lots of measures for HR to show support and make this time feel less alone.

7th April 2020 • 3 min read • workplace
The ultimate Stay-at-home entertainment list

With so much time on our hands, it's easy to run out of ideas on what to do. That's why we compiled a "Home entertainment list" for you to stay busy.

2nd April 2020 • 3 min read • workplace
How to be more productive working from home

Working from home isn't easy for everyone. Whether you don't have the right set-up or a designated work space, these tips will help you get more comfortable and productive.

31st March 2020 • 3 min read • workplace
Celebrating women in business - Introducing Kute Cake

For the whole month of March, we're cheering on all the incredible women we work with in celebration of International Women's Day this month. Next up: Kute Cake

17th March 2020 • 3 min read • workplace
How to spring clean your office to boost your mood

Still got Christmas decs hanging up in random corners, or league tables from the last FIFA World Cup? It's time to spring clean your office and declutter your workspace!

3rd March 2020 • 3 min read • workplace
A lunch date with our proud LGBTQ+ team members

Meet Tiffany, Mike and Imogen, members of our wonderful team here at City Pantry! In celebration of LGBTQ+ History Month, we sat down over lunch to discuss what the LGBTQ+ community means to them and why inclusive workplaces are so important.

20th February 2020 • 3 min read • workplace
How to show the love in the office for Valentine's Day

Roses are red, violets are blue, why not show your co-workers what they mean to you? 

13th February 2020 • 3 min read • workplace
The best Dry January drinks

If you’re bored of non-alcoholic beers and G&Ts without the G, the City Pantry team have got some alcohol-free inspiration for you.

28th January 2020 • 3 min read • workplace
How to implement healthy habits into your workday

If you frequently hit the afternoon slump or find yourself unable to resist sugary snacks, the City Pantry team have got all the tips you need to develop a healthier workday routine and inject some new habits into your schedule. 

21st January 2020 • 3 min read • workplace
5 ways to minimise stress in the workplace | City Pantry

Work is the most common cause of stress for UK adults, so it is important for employers to establish supportive measures to help employees feel less stressed.

6th November 2019 • 2 min read • workplace
Top Tips to Throwing an Office Halloween Party

Halloween parties boost morale and help create a motivational, teamwork-oriented work culture. Use the below tips to create an unforgettable and ghostly party!

15th October 2019 • 2 min read • workplace
10 summer party questions you should ask first | City Pantry

Ask these important questions before the summer party to make sure it all goes off without a hitch, tips from the team at City Pantry.

19th April 2019 • 5 min read • workplace
Who are City Pantry? And what do we do?

Discover what we do here at City Pantry and how we can help you transform the way you do food at work.

14th March 2019 • 5 min read • workplace
Food essentials for your office summer party | City Pantry

5 top tips from City Pantry to make the food at your office summer party really pop. 

11th March 2019 • 3 min read • workplace
Bring Manchester's best food to your office | City Pantry

Swap office food for good food and discover how you can enjoy some of Manchester's best bites, delivered right to your desk with City Pantry. 

1st January 2019 • 2 min read • workplace
Five filling and healthy snacks for the office | City Pantry

Here's how to easily stave off the hunger until lunchtime with our top tips for healthy snacks.

16th November 2018 • 2 min read • workplace
On a budget? 6 simple ways to cater affordably | City Pantry

We've all blown a few budgets in our time. But no more, thanks to these top tips from the team at City Pantry.

25th October 2018 • 3 min read • workplace
Fun and unusual Christmas Party ideas for your office | City Pantry

We’re here to help the Christmas party be a little more merry this year - check out our top tips, from the City Pantry team. 

17th October 2018 • 3 min read • workplace
Convince your boss to throw an office Xmas party | City Pantry

Does your boss need a bit of a nudge? Check out our top tips to convince your boss why the team needs an office Christmas party, brought to you by City Pantry. 

15th October 2018 • 3 min read • workplace
Easy steps to creating a zero waste office | City Pantry

Make Zero Waste Week take place every week with top tips from the team at City Pantry.

5th September 2018 • 4 min read • workplace
Bringing your team together when there's no space | City Pantry

Big ideas for small office spaces from the team at City Pantry.

21st August 2018 • 3 min read • workplace
How to organise the perfect office celebration | City Pantry

Bring your office together with these five easy tips, brought to you by the City Pantry team.

27th July 2018 • 2 min read • workplace
3 steps to creating the best office for your team | City Pantry

Our tried-and-tested tips to making your team tick, brought to you by the City Pantry team. 

11th July 2018 • 2 min read • workplace