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JW Anderson collaborates with Uniqlo…

When autumn arrives, we naturally start thinking of cosy classics and wrapping up in the comforts of British tailoring.  A brand that wouldn't naturally spring to mind with tailoring, is Japaneze retailer Uniqlo with is innovative and affordable collections. However if you haven't yet seen it, you're in for treat this Autumn / Winter. Uniqlo and JW Anderson, the much celebrated London based fashion house, have collaborated to launch a British heri

October 3rd, 2017 | no comments.
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New Fragrance Packaging for Shay & Blue.

Just in time for the Summer Holidays this stunning new fragrance by Shay & Blue has hit the shelves. We were tasked by the Brand to develop a premium box to house their beautiful extract of Parfum Oil. The Extract of Parfum collection emulates luxury and radiates the natural beauty of rare roses, wooded scents and coconut.  These decadent and romantic frag

July 14th, 2017 | no comments.
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Packaging Design – Top Tips

Strong packaging design both in visual appearance and physical form is what your brand needs to sell its product. Get it right and it will result in sales, happy customers and brand recognition.
Here are our 5 top tips for retail packaging design… Graphics – keep your graphics relevant to your brand & product.

May 19th, 2017 | no comments.
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Uniqlo’s Limited Edition New Store Carrier Bag …

Kicking off the European new store opening programme for 2017, Uniqlo have introduced an exciting new concept to their range of retail packaging. To celebrate the opening of each new store we have worked with the brand to produce Limited Edition carriers, personalised to reflect each stores individual location. With clear, crisp branding in their signature red, these bags make clever use of eye catching graphics and are intended to be used over

April 25th, 2017 | no comments.
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Monro launch exciting new cosmetics concept with U.S beauty Brand …

Monro are excited to see a new and innovative cosmetics concept designed and produced by us, hit the shelves in time for Spring /Summer 17. The first Brand to launch using our new and innovative packaging are the U.S colour cosmetics brand Laura Geller, who we have been working with to release this new lip colour concept. Protected within our slim and elegant push button packaging, is the striking triangular shaped bullet, which offers ease of a

April 24th, 2017 | no comments.
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Winter Protection For Your Luxury Garments…

New this winter for our existing client Harrods, is our cotton garment cover with embroidered logo specifically designed to protect some of this seasons most luxurious winter coats.   In addition to this new product for Harrods, is a luxury strong paper carrier with rope handle and embossed logo detail produced for Harrods personal shopping service. The service, 'By Appointment' is one of the world's largest bespoke personal shopping experi

November 11th, 2016 | no comments.
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Luxury Home Decor Packaging 2016.

In showrooms now are our high spec art paper carriers produced for Romo and Zinc to house stunning high end wall coverings and fabrics.  Products are available to purchase via the Romo website at www.romo.com and in showrooms across London, Paris, New York, Boston Chicago, Florida, Washington DC, Stockholm, Munich & The Netherlands.Romo products can also be found in department stores such as John Lewis and Liberty’s alongside independent interi

November 9th, 2016 | no comments.
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Autumn Winter Packaging – Rohan 2016

Rohan The Rohan autumn / winter 2016 packaging , highlights the adventure that awaits the consumer with the brands outdoor clothing, footwear and accessory range. With a seasonal 2 sided print on kraft paper the natural yet strong paper carrier emulates autumn with touch alone, the clearly visible statement text located centrally speaks for the brand with its summary tag of 'For Every Journey'. Simple, crisp & clear makes for p

November 1st, 2016 | no comments.
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Christmas Packaging Detail 2016

Christmas is all around us, quite literally at Monro Headquarters. We're surrounded by stunning festive packaging produced for existing and new clients. Christmas comes early for those in the industry and we're no exception, having had months of finalising designs and perfecting finishing touches its very satisfying to finally see our festive packaging in stores. Below is festive packaging produced for Elemis with 3D detailng ... Elemis<

November 1st, 2016 | no comments.
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Julien MacDonald’s Luxury Smile range Exclusive to Mothercare…

New to Monro is packaging produced for Julien MacDonald's exclusive 'Smile' Collection at Mothercare, designed for babies from newborn up to 2 years of age. The luxury element of the brand, and the delicacy of the target consumer are both emulated within the packaging and display. A White art paper carrier with white grosgrain ribbon & a silver hot foil embossed logo create a soft and delicate styling to reflect the product whilst retaining a l

October 25th, 2016 | no comments.
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Delivering packaging excellence, the Monro way…

This week Monro Ltd took to the road in true Monro style, with thanks to local distribution company 'Premier Logistics'. We are thrilled to announce our partnership with Premier logistics who now provide us with highly professional and trusted palletised road freight and in turn provide our customers with peace of mind and quality service. Much like us, Premier Logistics are customer focused, with facilities nationwide and an innovative IT platf

September 16th, 2016 | no comments.
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Monro Packaging on the Big Screen

Here at Monro Ltd, we have been feeling Absolutely fabulous this last week. The release of 'Absolutely Fabulous' - The Movie, was just what Britain was in need of to cheer us up momentarily. It certainly cheered the Monro office up, not only for its sheer comedy value in the form of Eddie & Patsy but also when we spotted some fabulous bags in the movie.   Read Post

Is Your Packaging Social Media Friendly?…

When you think of social media one of the last things you'd associate it with is Packaging, however brands should be thinking social when it comes to their products packaging. Packaging is a key marketing tool for any brand or product, we know that packaging is often the first real contact customers have with a product and innovative packaging designs often become the sole reason for a products purchase, particularly seasonally. We know packaging s

June 3rd, 2016 | no comments.
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Where does your Packaging end up?

They say there are 7 points of contact for brands to get in front of a customer, that number over recent years is much higher in many cases but regardless of its rising figure, the outcome is the same. Only of 2 of those points stay directly in front of your customer. Those 2 are , the packaging & the product...

May 19th, 2016 | no comments.
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Helping to Pack For Good, British Heart Foundation…

Monro have long worked with The British Heart Foundation, producing essential packaging to help raise awareness of the Charities vital work. We produced a variety of collection packs and marketing materials and our latest commission for them is one that we have worked on for the past few years now, a simple yet genius concept - 'The Uni Bag'. The bags are designed for students who are ending their time in studies or whom are moving on or out of stu

April 26th, 2016 | no comments.
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French Connection’s Spring Summer 16 Campaign

We are thrilled to be involved in the new Spring / Summer 2016 campaign for iconic fashion house French Connection. French Connection & their style is synonymous and their latest campaign continues this trend, highlighting just what makes the brand so irresistibly cool. The campaign features among others, the models Coco Kate and Wilson Oryema (pictured on the equally cool packaging p

April 26th, 2016 | no comments.
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January 2016 Inovir Ltd & Monro Ltd announce the birth of Monro Europe…

Monro Ltd are proud to announce the birth of  Monro Europe, the natural extension of Monro Ltd on the continent. With major references already in place, Monro's 31st year is set to be bigger and better than our Milestone 30th in 2015. Monro's goal is to offer the same quality of service it has been offering to the UK market for the past 30 years to the rest of Europe. With the packaging industry becoming more and more fragmented, from a single per

February 17th, 2016 | no comments.
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Harvey Nichols Wine Collection…

Harvey Nichols never disappoint when it comes to luxury gifting, beautiful products with every attention paid to detail. The same ethos is carried through to their packaging. Clean contemporary styling with a timeless edge. In store and online now are our Wine Boxes & Carriers produced to house cases of the finest champagne and sparkling wines. Strong in both form and design, with a minimal monochrome theme. For more information on the Harvey Nich

January 20th, 2016 | no comments.
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Boux Avenue ‘Loved By Boux’ Christmas TV Ad 2015 Featuring Monro Packaging

November 27th, 2015 | no comments.
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Azzi Glasser’s Perfume Story , exclusive at Harvey Nichols…

Award-winning perfume designer Azzi Glasser has launched her first collection of fragrances with retailer Harvey Nichols. The collection Called the Perfumer's Story offers 11 bespoke fragrances and landed on the counters of Harvey Nichols on  October 1st.  We were fortunate enough to take a closer look as these irresistible bottles of inspriration ahead of launch , due to designing, manufacturing and supplying this stunning packagin

October 20th, 2015 | no comments.
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How To Make Your Own Nail Polish…

The painstaking task of matching your perfectly manicured nails to that clutch bag or dress, yes it is a problem or should we say was a problem, until now... With thanks to British nail varnish brand, 'Palette' you can now create your very own colours to suit you. How does it work? You are sent the five base colours - black, white, red, yellow and blue - and a selection of empty mixer bottles and pipettes and a colour chart guide. There

October 14th, 2015 | no comments.
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BHF Charity Roll Out The Red Ball

Last week, we were invited to attend the British Heart Foundation charity fundraising event, ‘Roll Out The Red Ball’. Here at Monro we have worked closely with the BHF for2 years now, supplying carriers,door drop van packs, donation bags and tiisue paper. The British Heart Foundation, raises awareness and vital funds for their invaluable work in fighting heart disease.

September 8th, 2015 | no comments.
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Mobile Brand Three UK , ‘Make It Right’…

Mobile phone brand Three UK has launched its latest ad campaign with the promise of ‘Making Right’ all that is wrong with mobile networks & industry. Following on from last years ‘Sing It Kitty’ ad, the firm have continued to follow Three’s ‘Silly Stuff’ marketing stance & here at Monro we have had such fun working on the campaign’s packaging featuring ‘Jackson’ and his fellow puppet friends, created by Muppets inventor, Ji

September 8th, 2015 | no comments.
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Monro Ltd Join the ‘Nation of Lifesavers’

In the UK over 30,000 cardiac arrests happen out of hospital, less than one in ten survive. The British Heart Foundation's  mission is to create a Nation of Lifesavers. With the Charity's new Life Saver Pack, School's, Businesses and community groups across the UK can now learn CPR with an innovative watch and learn call push training pack.

Here at M

May 12th, 2015 | no comments.
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Monro Ltd Launch Revolutionary Cosmetics Packaging Range…

As Dave Cobley & Matt Sibson of Monro Ltd explained, "a key part of our strategy in this area, was to secure exclusive agreements for the UK market, with several world class manufacturers. The first stage of this is now complete and we are pleased to announce our exclusive UK partnership with HANA, the world leading

May 7th, 2015 | no comments.
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Does Your Packaging Sell Your Online Product?

With 81% of retail purchases made online in 2012 alone, it's no wonder so many businesses invest such high proportions of their marketing budgets into online advertising, it's chepaer and a wider more targeted reach of customer is available than with TV or Magazine advertising.

We live in a digital world, but what does this mean to the retailer? ...

It means that retailers have to keep ahead of their game, stand out

March 24th, 2015 | no comments.
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Government proposed changes to plastic carrier charges…

The Single Use Carrier Bag Charges Order is set to be laid to debate in both Houses of Parliament for Parliamentary approval ahead of it's proposed inforce date of October 2015. 5p charges of single use plastic carriers are already in operation in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales...

If approved the UK will see 5p charges set against all single use plastic carriers with the exemption of the rule o

March 20th, 2015 | no comments.
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Celebrating 25 Years of Excellence with Elemis

This Mother’s Day pamper your Mum with a little excellence. Having celebrated their 25th year anniversary in January this year, Elemis continue to produce innovative skin care formulas. For their celebratory year alongside 28 new relases to their range, they have also released 6 exclusive limited edition products to mark their anniversary. See how here at Monro we have played our part.

March 9th, 2015 | no comments.
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Monro Charity Workers of 2014.

Over the past few months we have updated you via our Facebook page of various events that our fitness fanatics David Dicker and Sharon Hurst have taken part in and completed, both individually and as team members. Not only do the two work extremely hard throughout the week, they then train for events ahead of competing during their weekends. Pictured below is both Sharon and Da

December 31st, 2014 | no comments.
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Packaging High Lights of 2014. Samsung Experience…

Samsung opened 9 experience stores this year, with their Flagship store located at Westfield Sratford. These 9 stores are the only in the Samsung chain to showcase the full range of smartphones, tablets, laptops, cameras and genuine accessories plus a whole host of exclusives that can't be found elsewhere.

We were approached by Samsung after we were recom

December 3rd, 2014 | no comments.
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Ultimate Festive Luxury Packaging

We were appointed to produce the seasonal packaging for one of the UK's most adored Choclatiers, Hotel Chocolat. With an existig strong identity and unmistakable luxury products, Hotel Chocolat were never going to dissapoint on appropriate packaging.

The new Christmas bags are one of the most luxurious ranges in the retail arena, with an extra thick infold base and using both a gloss and lamina

November 26th, 2014 | no comments.
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Laura Ashley Summer Palace Print…

These stunning paper carrier's are just hitting the high street, these are a full colour process bag with complimentary coloured handles. Classic lines, clear branding and their signature contemporary bold prints, once again allow the retailer to advertise their wallpaper and fabric collections available in store. Classic brand, with striking and easily identifiable pacakge. To view the Summer Palace r

November 14th, 2014 | no comments.
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A Gem for Monro Ltd and H.Samuel…

Having sampled both Polythene and Paper Carriers produced by Monro, H.Samuel were pleased to appoint us as their packaging provider. We are thrilled to have added the Jewellers to our portfolio of works and Client base and hope to continue to serve them for many years to come. To view all collections at H.Samuel Click Here

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November 13th, 2014 | no comments.
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National Chocolate Week 13th – 19th October 2014

From supermarkets to luxury department stores, Monro packaging can be found on shelves and counters throughout the UK.  Ranging from cylindrical stacking systems , novelty themed designs & single layer boxes to silk & crystal hand finishing, we have the solution to suit. For all enquiries please see our contact details.

 

October 15th, 2014 | no comments.
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Russell & Bromley Go International…

Now in 2014 Russell & Bromley not only boast a Flagship Store in the Capital's famous Regent Street, they have a further 43 UK stores and have just launched their International delivery service, taking the successful British Family footprint overseas.

In keeping with their traditions, their packaging is also sourced from British providers, Monro Ltd. We are thrilled to continue to provide our services to Russell & Bromley , s

October 9th, 2014 | no comments.
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Watches Of Switzerland Open Regent Street Store…

With a host of celebrity guests and VIP's attending the launch , careful planning and attention to every detail was taken care of , we wouldn't expect anything less of this Classic Retailer. For such luxury product, packaging of equally high standards was a must. We were thrilled to be appointed to provide our service. See below the packaging produced exclusively for this flagship store, including high quality paper carriers, protective pouches, ti

September 26th, 2014 | no comments.
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Dragons Den Smells The Coffee…

We are thrilled to have been given the go ahead to produce the packaging to compliment this little gem of a product. Gone are the days of instant coffee on the run, thanks to these wonderful bags of cafetiere style coffee for one. Each box contains 20 servings , a must have gift for the coffee lover. These little bags are packed full of flavour and are available to buy online.

The

September 17th, 2014 | no comments.
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WIN a Spa Break for 2…

To enter, simply take your FARA carrier bag away with you on your Holiday, City Break or Day out and snap it in action in a FARAway (or not so far) location. Send your snap to competition@faracharity.org , upload it to the Fara Facebook page or whatsapp / text message it to +44 (0) 7508 648357 with your contact details.Competition closes Monday 1st September. We will choose ou

August 21st, 2014 | no comments.
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WIN a Spa Break for 2 with FARA Charity

To enter all you need do is be a FARA customer. Simply take your new FARA carrier bag ( produced by Monro ) with you on your travels and take a snap of it on your FARAway (or not so) location and here at Monro we will pick our favourite image. If that photo happens to be yours, you and a partner or friend will receive a complimentary spa day c/o us. For full details CLICK HERE. Competition clo

July 22nd, 2014 | no comments.
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3 Peaks Challenge for Cancer Research

The Challenge was 25 miles long and a circular walk from Horton in Ribblesdale. There are 3 peaks to climb, Pen-y-ghent (2271 ft), Whernside (2414 ft) and Ingleborough (2372 ft).  The walk and climb is generally described as quite strenuous but in good conditions,  for those active climbers with a reasonable level of fitness the challenge is expected to be completed within 9 -13 hours.

Saturday 12th July 2014, was a hot, sunny day, perhap

July 17th, 2014 | no comments.
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Triumph Live Motorcycle Event 12th July 2014

Tipped to be the event of the Summer for Motorcycle enthusiasts , Triumph live opens in Gaydon, Warwickshire on Saturday 12th July. With live music, boutique camping, aeroplane, bike and car stunts and displays, riding opportunities, kids zones, industry celebrities and arena attractions there is something guranteed for not just you but for your entire family. There will also be a large retail area offering merchandise, gifts and clothing

July 10th, 2014 | no comments.
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Urban Apothecary Launch New Tea Cup Candle.

British Summer time screams garden tea party and the latest offering from Urban Apothecary couldn't launch at a better time. Be it for a summer gathering , birthday gift or to celebrate the British Sporting Event of the Summer - Wimbledon, this stunning Tea Cup Candle will be a Winner!  We were thrilled to provide the Tea Cup Candle Box

June 20th, 2014 | no comments.
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FIFA World Cup 2014

We've done decorations in true Monro Style, featuring carriers with loop cut & appeture handles, boxes, drawstring & duffle bags and mailing bags. What you might call upcycling #CreativeThinking.

From our in house concept development through t

June 12th, 2014 | no comments.
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Which Guide UK top stores. Disney Store has it in the bag!

The Which UK top retailers guide was published this week, voted for by its Customer's to find the top 100 retailer's of 2014.

Beauty brand Lush re-claimed its 2012 Top Spot place after achieving 2nd place last year.  2nd place this year was claimed by Monro Client 'The Disney Store', quite a result, beating the likes of retail giants John Lewis ( who c

May 23rd, 2014 | no comments.
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Peter Rabbit Garden set to receive an honour at Chlesea Flower Show 2014

Peter Rabbit one of the Nations most celebrated childrens tales, has come to life at this years Chelsea Flower Show. The picturesque chocolate box garden was put together by Richard Lucas a former Gold medalist at Chelsea. The herb garden is said to have recreated some of the books most memorable scenes and includes a rabbit sized model of Peter himself.

We're celebrating the success of this story by enjoying a real life chocolate box by Br

May 20th, 2014 | no comments.
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Easter bunnies

 

We picked a few of our favourite Easter packaging designs to share with you, like these beautiful Charbonnel et Walker selection boxes that we produced as part of their new partnership with Peter Rabbit. This delicate little box is designed to look like a classic Beatrix Potter story book from the timeless Peter Rabb

April 16th, 2014 | no comments.
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Spring colour

 

Urban Apothecary are a brand who celebrate luxury and indulgence. Their ethos is to create products that people will instantly fall in love with, be drawn to and need to touch.

We think these luxury diffuser

April 15th, 2014 | no comments.
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The Big Egg Appeal 2014

A huge thanks and well done to everybody who donated their Easter eggs for this years GI Group Easter Egg Appeal. Considering how much the Monro team love their chocolate, they generously contributed a massive 66 Easter eggs. The eggs will now be distributed by the GI Group to local charities, hospitals and hospices this Eastertime.

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Coast to coast for Sports Relief

We are very proud of our own Mike King for taking on the gruelling journey from Whitehaven on the Irish Sea, over snow capped mountains, through hail storms and strong winds.

Their team had 5 punctures and a snapped chain but after 150 miles of torturous breath taking scenery they arrived at their destination; Sunderland in the North Sea.

All eleven cyclists made the journey, including a 5 mile mountain climb to 2000 feet, with just

March 22nd, 2014 | no comments.
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Hangers, hangers everywhere

In order to meet the growing needs of the business, Hangerlogic has moved their UK
warehousing, logistics, customer service, sales and back office functions over to MONRO.

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Sainsbury’s

With Monro’s attention to detail, manufacturing experience and ability to deliver to critical dates no wonder we were chosen by a leading chocolatier to supply a new range of premium truffle boxes for Sainsbury’s.

A beautifully finished circular rigid box was the culmination of both artwork and product development between all parties. Samples available on request from Monro, although the boxes will be empty, alas!

 

November 16th, 2012 | no comments.
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Beaverbrooks

With strong trading at leading jeweller Beaverbrooks, an urgent need for a key packaging line was required.

The bag, with specialist embossed finish and logo, in a revolutionary trapezium shape was produced to the exacting standards of the jewellers. Step forward Monro, who were able to deliver on all the key criteria of quality whilst solving the puzzle of superfast turnaro

July 31st, 2012 | no comments.
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French Connection

Driven by innovation and change, French Connection brands strength lies in balancing new and exciting ideas with the basic promise of quality and affordability, established when the company was founded. Similar principles to Monro, no wonder we make a perfect supply partner to the iconic brand.

July 26th, 2012 | no comments.
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Hush Puppies

 

 

 

 

 

 

When Hush Puppies wanted some quality boxes quickly for the Hemingway Design for Hush Puppies launch party, they knew just where to come. Goods were developed, produced & delivered in under 2 weeks! See Facebook &a

June 19th, 2012 | no comments.
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Loros Charity Bike Ride 2011

It was a sunny autumn lunch time when a group of colleagues sat in a local pub and decided it would be a great idea to cycle to Skegness in aid of Loros, a Leicestershire based Charity.

A year’s time seemed a long way off and plenty of time to prepare for the 90 miles that lay ahead of us. Bikes, Helmets, lights and even padded shorts were purchased and so b

January 12th, 2012 | no comments.
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Neal’s Yard

The Neal’s Yard 2011 Christmas packaging range is produced using paper from responsible sources, printed with water based inks and delivered with care and attention by Monro. It’s all part of the service.

November 8th, 2011 | no comments.
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Goldsmiths Boutique

Boutique is designed to create a relaxed and cool atmosphere and Monro were tasked with delivering packaging to compliment. Luxurious dyed through black paper, white print, cotton handles & ribbon finish delivers the modern sophistication Goldsmiths were looking to achieve. We, of course, were happy to oblige.

November 8th, 2011 | no comments.
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Cruise

To mark the milestone, Monro produced a range to packaging as head-turning as the collections. Using a Champagne mirror board, this exclusive range is designed to complete the ultimate shopping experience and ’wow’ the high street. There’s a tick in both boxes for Cruise with Monro’s compliments.

November 8th, 2011 | no comments.
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Welsh Dragon carrier bags

White carrier bag with Welsh Dragon and Martin McColl logoWith a network of convenience store in Wales, Martin McColl tasked Monro to develop a low-cost but visually appealing carrier bag that can exclusively distributed in their Welsh stores in anticipation of the Carrier Bag Tax.

Martin

October 3rd, 2011 | no comments.
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Boutique at Peacocks

When Peacocks needed some premium paper carriers and fast
they knew where to come.

 

To celebrate the launch of Peacocks ‘Boutique’ range a special carrier was designed, manufactured and delivered in super-quick time. Whilst honouring Peacocks value proposition, the packaging was designed to
reflect the more premium feel of ‘Boutique’.

September 18th, 2011 | no comments.
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Boux Avenue launch with packaging from Monro

Boux Avenue packaging

It all started in 2010, in the basement of a stationery store in Central London. Back then it was just an idea, a dream that turned into reality.

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