Catering vs retail Christmas crackers – whats’s the difference?

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You will see that we use the terms when describing our Christmas crackers wholesale UK. We’ve already visited this in our previous blog we explained the difference between handrolled, clipped and twist neck. Read about that here.

Before we discuss the method of construction, there are two key classifications of crackers that determine which celebration cracker ranges are most suited to your needs. These are retail and catering. Let’s explore what differentiates the two.

Catering Christmas crackers

These crackers come in UK handmade (rolled) and clipped formats. They are in 4 sizes as standard:

These Christmas crackers don’t come in trays, as you see celebration crackers on a shop shelf. As they are intended to be used by caterers, hoteliers, restaurants, pubs and anyone else who holds large scale Christmas parties or functions, they come loose in cartons. For the smaller celebration cracker sizes and UK handrolled Christmas crackers, there are 50 crackers in a carton. For the 13”, there are 36 catering crackers to a carton.

Each clipped Christmas cracker is marked with our FSC logo (where applicable) so the end user will know that they are pulling a sustainable, eco conscious celebration cracker.

Retail Christmas crackers

These celebration crackers come in a tray. Trays are available in a variety of sizes and formats. For our bespoke Christmas cracker customers, we can do many other variants. Below are the examples you will find in our Christmas crackers wholesale UK brochure.

With two Christmas cracker tray finish options in all formats  – kraft and charcoal – we have all customer tastes and requirements covered.  One retail cracker tray is what we refer to as a single unit. These are sold in cartons which generally contain 6 trays. The exceptions to this are the mini Christmas crackers which come with 12 trays to an inner, 48 trays in total in one outer carton and the pet Christmas crackers which come with 12 cracker to an SRP, 2 SRPs in one outer carton.

The Christmas crackers wholesale UK product information is all on the reverse of the tray, enabling customers to make informed choices. All our crackers are FSC which is marked clearly on each unit.

Our brochures and look books, found on our website here,  are segregated into retail and catering to make it easy to navigate to which format you need.

Want to know more? Get in touch via our website or give us a call

 

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