Stand Up Pouches - Product Packaging Done Right

Small is the New Big…How Brand Managers Need To Rethink Retail

Posted by David Marinac

We are often asked our thoughts and opinions regarding particular trends in the retail industry.  Recently one question was if packaging is playing a role in the rise and popularity of small box stores…to which we can emphatically say yes it is!  Walmart has been introducing Neighborhood Market Stores, Target has Target Express, and stores like Save-A-Lot and Aldi have a stunning growth curve.  But smaller stores, less space, and the need to grab a customer’s attention immediately has made flexible retail packaging incredibly important.

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Topics: Food Packaging, Custom Printed Flexible Packaging

Baby Food Packaging -- Expense-Expanse-Environment

Posted by David Marinac

My how baby food packaging has evolved over the years…sure we still have glass jars with hermetically sealed metal lids as well as smaller plastic containers (like mini Tupperware for babies) but nothing has rocked this segment of the industry more than spouted stand up pouches.  They are taking over the store aisles of Walmart, Target, Whole Foods, and even smaller regional markets.  The combination of a stand up pouch with a funky oversize spout and cap (so kids cannot choke) works perfectly for so many reasons we’ll get to below.  But has anyone wondered how we got here and why?  Are Gerber jars a thing of the past?

There are 3 things in my opinion that have been a driving force behind this new wave and generation of baby food packaging.

  • Expense
  • Expanse
  • Environment
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Topics: Food Packaging

What's the 411 on Pouch Barcode Protocol?

Posted by Jamie Berling

It’s your product, package it properly.” That’s our motto here at StandUpPouches.Net and we’re here to help see it through. In order to ensure the packaging process runs as efficiently as possible, there are some things you need to be aware of on your end. One issue that occasionally comes into play deals with the barcode. What you need to know about barcodes, layout size, font, location, and pouch placement is provided in the resources listed below.

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Topics: Help Center, Supply Chain Management

Revisiting Our Process at Stand Up Pouches

Posted by Jamie Berling

This is Stand Up Pouches.Net.

Have you worked with us before? If so, good to have you back. If this is your first visit, welcome! We’d like to help you start 2015 refreshed and informed by taking a minute to revisit our process. As you know, a lot of companies create packaging. What makes us stand apart from the rest is our quality packaging AND the steps we take to create your ideal package. We take great pride in the unique process that we have put much time and effort into perfecting. All of our efforts aim to make things as smooth as possible for you--our customers.

The first step of our process deals with the actual package structure. This entails a series of questions that will help us understand every material need your product requires. All of these questions will help us make the perfect pouch that protects your product, aligns with your vision, and incorporates convenient features for your customers.

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Topics: Custom Printed Flexible Packaging

Pet Supply Packaging--The Problem with Petco Pulling Chinese Made Treats

Posted by David Marinac

The media reports that national pet retailer Petco has pulled treats for dogs and cats that were made in China is troubling. This follows an earlier report that PetSmart Inc was moving to have their shelves empty of them by March of this year. To be clear, all reports have specifically stated that tests have not confirmed any connection. As leaders in the flexible retail packaging business, we provide pet supply packaging to companies throughout North America and beyond. We have factories in China and the United States depending on the style, quantity, and printing requirements of our customers.

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Topics: Custom Printed Flexible Packaging

The Best Coffee Packaging For Beating Your Competition

Posted by David Marinac

Given the popularity of the contents among Americans, it's no surprise that coffee packaging is big business. Of course, if you're reading this, you already know this.  It is estimated that there are100 million coffee drinkers in the United States. Of those, 24 percent drink 13 cups or more of coffee per week and a full 60 percent claim that they require a cup of coffee to start their day.  What this all means, of course, is that you are in a very competitive industry, one which requires that you avail yourself of every edge to stand out from your competitors.  Which brings us back to packaging, one of the most effective marketing tools at your disposal. As leaders in the industry, we thought we'd share what we know about choosing the best coffee packaging for beating your competition and more specifically flexible barrier bags for coffee.

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Topics: Coffee and Tea Packaging

Introducing Our New Unique Flexible Packaging Styles

Posted by Mallory Fetchu


NEW FLEXIBLE PACKAGING STYLES

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Topics: Custom Printed Flexible Packaging, Supply Chain Management

Granola and Cereal Packaging – Is It Time To Think Outside The Box? A Review

Posted by David Marinac

Consumers sometimes take a while to accept certain products. Take granola, for example. What was once widely derided as "fruits and nuts" eaten only by tree huggers and hippies is now a staple of many an American breakfast, valued for its range of choices, nutritional value and, yes, even its taste. Of course, with wider acceptance comes greater demand and, as is often the case, with greater demand comes increased competition. The shelves of both grocery and health food stores now offer several, if not many, choices, making it difficult for the uncommitted consumer to make a purchasing decision, or at least difficult to pick your brand out from those of your competitors. As leaders in cereal and granola packaging, we know how important your product package is to you.  Did you know it's no less important to consumers?

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Topics: Health Food Packaging

Vitamin and Supplement Packaging Done the Right Way—A Review

Posted by David Marinac

It's no secret that more and more people have become concerned about the health of both the planet and themselves. Consumers are watching what they eat and are more conscious than ever about making sure they get all the vitamins, minerals, and supplements they need to ensure themselves of a healthy diet.  This shift in our society has led to increased competition in the vitamin industry which, if this is what your company does, isn't anything you don't already know.  What you may not know, however (but definitely should!) is that not all vitamin and supplement packaging is created equal. And, given the arena in which your brand competes, you need a package that stands apart from the competition.  Hence, this review of vitamin and packaging done the right way. 

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Topics: Custom Printed Flexible Packaging, Health Food Packaging

The Right Vitamin and Supplement Packaging for the Environment

Posted by David Marinac

Making a decision about which non-food packaging best suits your needs requires consideration of a number of different factors, some of them more important to consumers than others. Take vitamin and supplement packaging, for example. As industry leaders, we know from experience that consumers care about certain things more than others, things such as strength, convenience, and how well a package preserves the shelf life of its contents.  An additional feature more important to you is whether your vitamin and supplement packaging helps to build your brand. One factor that impacts both your customers and your bottom line is the degree to which your non-food packaging is environmentally responsible. In our view, flexible packaging is the right vitamin and supplement packaging for the environment. 

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Topics: Health Food Packaging