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Super-Size 32oz Pepsi & Coca Cola Cups

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

32oz Pepsi Paper CupsBy popular demand we’ve introduced a new size to our range of disposable cold drink cups. The most common UK sizes for these cups are as follows:

  • 9oz (Small)
  • 12oz (Small / Regular)
  • 16oz (Regular)
  • 22oz (Large)

Due to the proliferation of extra-large / jumbo sized beverages in American media it’s common to encounter a demand for an even larger size of drink. Although the current “Large” sized 22oz cup tips the scales at over a pint of liquid, we’re commonly asked for an even larger alternative – the next size up being the 32oz cups. You’re most likely to encounter these in Cinemas or American themed eateries and related establishments.

32oz Coke Paper CupsIn terms of the cups themselves, the extra capacity does necessitate an even larger diameter straw-slot lid – designed especially for this item.

All 3 of these items are available from stock with immediate effect. Package configurations are as follows:

  • 32oz Coke / Pepsi: 50 cups per sleeve / 500 cups per case
  • Lids for 32oz Cups: 85 lids per sleeve / 935 lids per case

We also stock a range of regular and large diameter straws to suit these new paper cups.


Relevant links for more information:

Clear Disposable Plastic Cutlery

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

We’ve recently expanded our range of disposable cutlery to include a new clear variety. In addition to offering an attractive alternative to the more common White disposable cutlery these knives, forks and spoons are made from much thicker plastic. This gives them greatly increased strength, particularly with the extra ribs located on the rear. These reduce flexing around the item’s neck, a common breakage point with weaker cutlery or where heavier or tough meals are served.

You might close the heavyweight clear cutlery over the more common white product for a number of reasons:

  • Appearance: Utilising clear cutlery avoids the clinical white appearance and stigma commonly associated with disposable cutlery.
  • Strength: Traditional disposable cutlery can easily snap when serving heavier sides or more substantial meals. Stronger cutlery allows you to serve a wider variety of food whilst still using disposables.
  • Convenience: The knives, Forks and Spoons are all available in a smaller pack of 50 units, great for where smaller quantities are required for domestic use with Birthday parties or other special occasions.

This product offers a fantastic compromise between regular White plastic cutlery (low price per unit) and our premium biodegradable cutlery (high strength). You can read more about our range of Clear Plastic Cutlery by visiting the product page at:,12,211,Heavyweight_Clear_Plastic_Cutlery.html.

2013 Christmas break and delivery schedule

Friday, December 6th, 2013

Our offices close on the 23rd December this year at 12pm for the Christmas break, reopening on 2nd January 2013 in the New Year.

The last available date to order for Christmas delivery is 20th December for orders placed up until 1pm. Orders placed after this time will be dispatched in the New Year with deliveries starting from Thursday 3rd January.

Please note that due to the increased amount of traffic throughout delivery networks and possible inclement weather, we recommend ordering early to negate any potential problems with time-sensitive Christmas deliveries. The vast majority of our courier deliveries will still be delivered on the usual 24 hour / next-day basis however we would advise ordering in advance where possible to avoid disappointment.

For bulk pallet deliveries the last day for dispatch is 19th December.

If you have any questions regarding our opening hours or delivery times over the festive period please give our sales team a call on 0844 4995456 on email

5oz Small Clear Plastic Drinking Cups

Thursday, September 5th, 2013
5oz Squat Plastic Drinking Cups

5oz Squat Plastic Drinking Cups

New in today is our new 5oz water cup – designed primarily for use with water coolers and dispensers in the workplace and in Schools.  We’ve introduced this item an alternative to our ever-popular 7oz tall clear non-vending cups, the smaller capacity allows for a reduced cost-per-unit whilst providing a comfortable and convenient means with which to dispense water. A secondary benefit to using a smaller cup is that it dissuades taking the drink away from the immediate dispensing area – the end result is that cups are disposed in the waste receptacle provided rather than left on desks or thrown on the floor.

Customers can purchase this new item in either a single cellophane wrapped sleeve of 100 cups or as a full case of 2,000 where larger quantities are required. Please enquire if you require pallet quantities.

Our clear 5oz cups are made from flexible Polypropylene – designed to flex rather than crack or break to avoid sharp edges or spilled drinks. The rim is semi-rolled for a comfortable drinking experience.

Dimensions are as follows:

  • Height: 72mm
  • Top diameter: 70mm
  • Base Diameter: 43mm

As with all our water cups, these items are fully recyclable with your regular plastic waste.

For more information, please see our Water Cooler Cups category, or go straight to the 5oz Plastic Drinking Cups. You can also find this product on our sister website (Inn Supplies) at:

New Dispolite Microwave-Safe Plastic Food Containers

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

Dispolite Plastic Food Containers

We’ve just introduced another range of disposable plastic food containers; this is a new and improved item that’s been designed to be suited to a wide and varied range of applications. Unlike our previous PS (Polystyrene) and PVC (Polyvinyl chloride) – these containers are made from PP (Polypropylene). The main advantage of this is that the container will maintain its shape and integrity when subjected to heat – this has obvious benefits for the takeaway market. You can safely microwave the container without softening the sidewalls or deforming the rim.

These are tough and durable items, strong enough to go in the refrigerator or even dishwasher without the fear of damage or leaks – even when used with fatty or oily foods.

We’re stocking this product in 5 main sizes to suit the majority of uses, these are:

  • 8oz – Small
  • 12oz – Medium
  • 16oz – Medium
  • 24oz – Large
  • 32oz – Extra Large

By popular demand this product is now supplied in a smaller case quantity for ease of transportation and convenience. A full box now consists of 500 items (10 x sleeves of 50), as usual you can also simply buy a sleeve of 50 if you’ve got more modest requirements.

All 5 sizes accept the same 116mm flat lid – also made from Polypropylene plastic and available in the same case quantities as the containers.

We expect these plastic food containers to find a wide range of uses with our customers, although the most obvious application would be in the takeaway food market.  Retailers will be able to offer up to 5 distinct portion sizes, perfect for salads or fruit boxes.

This range is available straight away from stock, please get in touch with our friendly sales team if you’ve got any other queries on 0844 4995456 or by emailing Samples are available on request.

Please click here to see our full range of Dispolite Food Containers

4oz and 20oz Takeaway Coffee Ripple Cups

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

Fresh in stock today are 2 new additions to our range of double wall Brown cups, we now stock the following sizes:

  • 4oz – Espresso cups
  • 8oz – Small takeaway coffee cups
  • 12oz – Medium Takeaway cups
  • 16oz – Large Takeaway cups
  • 20oz – Extra-large / jumbo hot drink cups

The 4oz size is designed to co-ordinate with our existing range of insulted Kraft cups.  This style is extremely popular with independent Coffee chains, however we’re frequently asked for a matching 4oz espresso cup to complement the range. This cup allows vendors to serve small espresso shots in the same style of uniform vessel as the regular small, medium and large sized drinks.

We’ve introduced a 20oz (one pint!) cup by popular demand from customers. This extra-large serving has become popular since mid-2012, particularly with commuters. Traditional single-walled disposable cups offer much lower levels of insulation, however with the Kraft cups your drink will stay hot for much longer. These insulating properties mean that it’s possible to have a larger serving that’s still warm towards the end of your drink.

As with all our disposable paper cups, these are both available as a single sleeve (40 cups for 4oz, 25 for 20oz) or a full case (1,000 for 4oz, 500 for 20oz).

Further reading / where to buy:

Inn Supplies (our sister website) also stocks the full range of double wall paper cups

    2-Pint “Queue Buster” 40oz Plastic Tumblers

    Tuesday, March 19th, 2013
    Katerglass 2 pint plastic tumblers

    Katerglass 2 pint plastic tumblers

    We’ve managed to significantly reduce the price of our largest disposable glasses, the 2-pint Katerglass “Queue Buster” tumblers. The savings we’ve made on the purchase price have been passed straight onto our customers in the form of reduced full-case prices.

    This is a fairly specialised sort of tumbler; its main use is at music venues and events with busy high-turnover bars. There are multiple benefits to this; the customer purchases the beverage as a 2-pint quantity, reducing serving time and labour.  It also means fewer trips to the bar for customers – great for easing congestion around busy bar areas.

    The item itself is made from incredibly tough polypropylene, far thicker than the grade used for pint glasses due to the increased vessel size. This helps keep 40oz of liquid in the glass and reduce spillages.

    The case price reduction is from £43.00 to £35.00 – an amazing saving of £8 per case. This reduces the unit cost down to 29p per glass making this item great for bar use. Further discounts are available for quantities of 15 cases or more, call 0844 4995456 for more details.

    As with the rest of our disposable glasses, these are fully recyclable after use – we are strong believers in supplying eco-centric disposable products that don’t cost the earth.

    Link: Katerglass 2-pint plastic tumblers

    Tall Translucent Water Cooler Cups – Promotional Prices

    Monday, March 4th, 2013

    We’re offering the larger 9oz size of water cooler cups at the discounted rate of £19.50 while stocks last; these are available on a strictly first-come-first-served basis. We have a finite quantity of cases available at this rate, which is by far and away the lowest you’ll find anywhere in the UK (we’ve checked!).

    The most common size of water cup is definitely the 7oz size – these are commonplace in Schools, Universities and especially the workplace. The larger 9oz variant is normally used where offices find employees are taking multiple cups / or simply where a larger serving is required. We personally find that Gyms and Health Clubs are the biggest users of this cup size.

    This promotional price means that the 9oz clear cups are only £2.00 more expensive per case than the 7oz size, meaning each cup is £0.001 more expensive despite holding nearly 30% more liquid.

    We can supply either full cases or pallet quantities of this product, please get in touch through the normal channels for more information.


    Biodegradable Water Cone Promotion

    Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

    For a limited time we’re offering reduced pricing on full case quantities of our 4oz water cones. These are the same high-quality products we’ve previously offered, however the packaging has been improved to feature an inner cardboard tube for sleeves of cones.  This means that inner packs can be stored individually without getting squashed or damaged.

    From 2012 our cones are all completely biodegradable, this is achieved using a completely compostable inner coating instead of the previous PE coating. As the raw materials are only sourced from ethical and sustainable resources this underlines the strong green credentials of our disposable cones.

    A full case quantity is 5,000 cones – this contains 25 inner packs of 200.

    As with all our disposable products, these are available from stock immediately for next-day delivery.

    Product link:,38,160,85.html?id=85

    4oz Biodegradable Water Cones

    Water Cone Box

    Example of inner packaging

    Clearance 7oz Water Cooler Cups

    Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

    We’ve got a limited quantity of clearance 7oz clear water cups, these are “factory seconds” that were rejected due to a slightly discolouration.  We have strictly quality control procedures in place that prevent the sale of these items; as such we’re offering these at a clearance price while stocks last.

    For full case quantities, please give our sales team a call on 0844 4995456.

    The cups have a slight discolouration, this results in a subtle yellow tint, only really noticeable when the cups are stacked in a full sleeve. Other than this discolouration the cups are identical to our regular stock of non-vending water cups.

    Our water cups (non-vending) are great for use with water coolers or cup dispensers, commonly used in schools, offices or as a general purpose water vessel at parties.

    Maximum capacity is 227ml with a rim diameter of 70mm. As with our regular non-vending plastic cups these have a weight of 2.5g per item.

    Ebay listing: (Ends 10th February 2013)

    7oz water cooler cups