Stand Up Pouches - Product Packaging Done Right

Learn How Your Brand Can ‘Stand Up & Stand Out’ From David Marinac

Posted by Brittany Nader

There’s a new type of packaging taking the retail industry by storm. The days of bulky boxes and flimsy containers are gone, as stand up pouches are quickly becoming the preferred choice for major brands. Why are big-name companies like Kraft and Nestle choosing flexible retail packaging to hold their products? The advantages are numerous, and it has become easier than ever to level the playing field for smaller businesses looking to present their quality products in superior packaging.

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What You Can Learn from McDonald’s New Food Packaging Idea, the McBike

Posted by Brittany Nader

Since the 1940s, McDonald’s has established itself as one of the leading global fast food restaurants, serving as a symbol of the “American way” and cheap, convenient meals. Serving more than 68 million customers daily, the restaurant chain has launched several campaigns and products throughout its decades of business targeted at a variety of audiences. This month, the company has launched a new type of food packaging aimed at the younger, active sect.

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How the Trans Fat Ban Will Affect the Food Packaging Industry

Posted by Brittany Nader

The Food and Drug Administration recently determined trans fats are no longer considered “safe” and will be phased out of foods by 2018.

Uncommon in nature, these processed fats are regularly seen in snack foods and prepackaged baked goods. This ban will have a dramatic effect on the food industry, as manufacturers must look for alternatives to give their goods a rich texture and longer shelf life.

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Healthy Habits Contribute to Soaring Pet Food Packaging Market

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Consumers are becoming increasingly health conscious, and their desires for more nourishing food made by companies with sustainable practices have not gone unnoticed.

From big-name restaurants to mid-market food manufacturers, we’re seeing a real change in the way food is prepared and packaged. Organic ingredients are revitalizing packaged foods, giving a face-lift to certain snacks once considered “junk food.” As suppliers of environmentally friendly flexible retail packaging, we’re excited to see so many companies taking more a more eco-conscious approach to the goods they’re offering.

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The Good Scone Finds Sweet Success with Stand Up Pouches

Posted by Brittany Nader

While Tricia Fages owned and operated The Cupcake Crush, a successful bakery in California, she ran into a dilemma that could have discouraged many less-optimistic entrepreneurs. Some of her customers, or their loved ones, could not eat her delicious desserts and decadent wedding cakes because of food allergies or sensitivities. Tricia wanted to make sure everyone and their families could enjoy the goods she had to offer even if they could not consume wheat, milk, eggs, or nuts. That’s when she decided to make a change that had a dramatic, positive effect on her business.

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5 Edible Business Lessons from Farming to Food Packaging

Posted by Brittany Nader

Whether you’ve started your food company right in your own kitchen, or work closely with outside bakers, chefs, or brewers, you can learn key lessons from others in the edible business. This year, the inaugural Edible Business Conference took place in Southampton, NY, bringing together leading thinkers and experts from all facets of the food industry. Attendees gained insights on the business of food tech and media, farming, drinking, and creating a socially responsible food company, among other hot industry topics. Experts don’t just gather in one place, however, and many important takeaways can be gleaned from the entire food industry.

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Kraft Stand Up Pouches Offer Eco-Friendly Coffee Packaging

Posted by Brittany Nader

For many, it’s hard to imagine getting through the day without their morning coffee. Drive-thrus, convenience stores and cafes certainly see a lot of business in the a.m., but buying that hot cup o’ Joe every morning can add up by the end of the week. Not to mention, the waste produced by plastic and Styrofoam to-go cups can wreak havoc on the ecosystem. Budget and environmentally conscious folks increasingly choose to brew their coffee at home, and how could you not? With drip-pour and French press options available, the perfect cup of goodness only takes a few minutes out of the morning routine, and the payoff is a quality drink and caffeine buzz to jumpstart your day.

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USDA May Encourage More Plant-Based Flexible Retail Packaging

Posted by Brittany Nader

Protecting our environment is a serious concern and an important goal for a large majority of Americans. Creating and maintaining sustainable communities isn’t a trend or a fad – it is essential for the wellbeing and livelihoods of our loved ones and ourselves. Reduce, reuse, and recycle are the classic “3 R’s,” otherwise known as the foundation for protecting our ecosystem. As suppliers of flexible retail packaging, we know that reduction is key as we help companies do their part in minimizing waste, curbing overspending, and avoiding practices that are harmful to the world around us. 

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Demand for Medical Cannabis Packaging is On the Rise

Posted by Brittany Nader

Twenty-three states in the U.S. have legalized medical marijuana in some form as the stigma of this controversial issue slowly deteriorates. No matter what side of the fence you’re on, there’s no denying that the use of this product has become more widely accepted across the nation. This means there is ample opportunity for the emergence and growth of companies supplying medical cannabis packaging.

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Creating an Iconic Brand Through Retail Packaging

Posted by Brittany Nader

From McDonald’s golden arches to the Nike swoosh, we’ve been associating iconic imagery with some of the world’s most successful brands for decades. In 1973, Italian designer Massimo Vignelli created one such piece of iconography for Bloomingdales department stores. Shopping bags, sporting modern font with the words “Little Brown Bag,” “Medium Brown Bag” and “Big Brown Bag,” became a part of American culture, identified and associated with upscale shoppers in urban areas like New York City.

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Topics: Food Packaging