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We need to prioritise employee mental health as offices reopen | City Pantry

This Mental Health Awareness Week our People Partner Rosie Hyam talks about the need to prioritise employees' mental health as offices begin to reopen.

Over the past few weeks, we've seen more and more of our customers re-opening their offices after a long period of employees working from home. In fact, we'll be opening our office back up with limited capacity at the end of this month too (government advice-permitting)! And while some of our people are raring to get back to it, it's understandable that others are more apprehensive. That's why we as People Teams and HR need to put employee mental health at the forefront when planning for office returns.

10th May 2021 • • workplace Continue Reading
The best bank holiday food and drinks boxes for employees | City Pantry

The upcoming spring bank holiday is looking more hopeful than last year, with lockdown restrictions easing and social meet-ups on the cards. So, help your colleagues have a great long weekend with delicious food and drinks boxes they can enjoy at home or in the park.

4th May 2021 • 5 min read • workplace
You need an office, but not an office | City Pantry

The role of the office is changing. In this article, our Managing Director Matt Ephgrave talks about how the office should be a place of collaboration, spontaneity, and creativity, rather than just a space filled with functional desks and silent, heads-down employees.

14th April 2021 • • workplace
The importance of celebrating special occasions remotely | City Pantry

At City Pantry, we love to celebrate occasions big and small - whether we’re in the office or working from home. Today, our Head of Sales Lucy Cantan, who recently appeared on Sky News, talks about the importance of teams celebrating together remotely.

14th April 2021 • • workplace
Take a look at what's inside our Back to the Office report | City Pantry

Our Back to the Office report looks at how businesses are planning for the months ahead. Within it, you'll find lots of useful insights to help you plan your own return-to-office strategy. Here's a sneak preview of what you can expect from the full report.

6th April 2021 • • workplace
Meet the team: Anne-Sophie De Veyt | City Pantry

Welcome to our new Meet the Team series where you'll get to know more about our Pantlers, their roles, and what they love about working at City Pantry. We're starting off the series with Anne-Sophie, our Senior Vendor Account Manager.

1st April 2021 • • workplace
International Women's Day: Dinner Ladies | City Pantry

As part of our International Women's Day series, we caught up with Lily Cai and Emily Plunket, co-owners of Dinner Ladies, to find out more about their business, as well as their experiences of being female founders in the food and drinks industry.

16th February 2021 • • workplace
The best self-care practices to implement while working from home (7 tips) | City Pantry

As lockdowns and social distancing continue, we need to prioritise our mental wellbeing. So, here are our top self-care tips that you and your teams can follow while working from home.

4th January 2021 • 5 min read • workplace
A look back at 2020 | City Pantry

Thank you for all your support during this challenging year. From virtual team parties to helping feed the community, here's a look back on our year at City Pantry.

31st December 2020 • • workplace
Employee wellness hampers for the New Year | City Pantry

Planning your 2021 employee wellness programme? Be sure to include some of these delicious and nutritious food and drinks hampers to keep your colleagues fuelled and energised while they work from home!

15th December 2020 • • workplace
#FeedYourCommunity - How we’re supporting communities during COVID-19

2020 has been a really challenging year for everyone but it has hit some communities harder than others. That's why we set up our #FeedYourCommunity project to help out.

10th December 2020 • 3 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 while you continue to social distance - the perfect addition to your virtual work party.

3rd December 2020 • 5 min read • workplace
Sustainable deliveries with Urb-it | City Pantry

It's been just over a year since we partnered with zero-emissions delivery provider Urb-it to facilitate some of our office food deliveries. Read on find out what we've achieved together so far.

16th November 2020 • • workplace
Interactive virtual party hampers for the festive season | City Pantry

Don't cancel your end-of-year work do just yet, because we've got the food and entertainment covered for a virtual festive party to remember!

12th November 2020 • • workplace
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.

20th 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
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
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