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A Review Of Health Food Packaging Styles and Their Costs

by David Marinac | December 9, 2014 | 0 Comments | Health Food Packaging

Health food packaging comes in pretty much, as the saying goes, all shapes and sizes.  Boxes, bags, cartons, bottles, canisters, you name it, health food can be packaged in it.  From this consumers might conclude that packaging is interchangeable and that it really doesn't matter which type of protective packaging the specific product may be sold in.  As leaders in flexible retail packaging, we know differently.  We expect that you do too.  However, if you don't, allow us to give you a bit of a review of health food packaging styles and their costs.  

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The Cost of NOT Having The Right Health Food Packaging

by David Marinac | September 25, 2014 | 0 Comments | Health Food Packaging

It should come as a surprise to absolutely no one that consumers of health food products are pretty particular. They care about what goes into their bodies, so they care about what goes into health food. If you're in the health food business, your challenge is to distinguish your brand in the marketplace from those who also occupy space on the same store shelves as yours. In order to stand out from the competition, you need to take advantage of all the tools available to you, including packaging. Yes, that's right, packaging. Are you availing yourself of all of the benefits that the right health food packaging provides?  Put another way, have you carefully considered the cost of not having the right health food packaging?

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The Right Health Food Packaging For The Environment

by David Marinac | September 18, 2014 | 0 Comments | Health Food Packaging

As consumers become more health-conscious, health food products have become increasingly popular.  Folks concerned about their well-being are more likely to exercise care in their lifestyle choices, including what they eat.  Not surprisingly, these same people also seem to care more about the environment which is, as it turns out, a factor that provides you with a potential marketing advantage in the hyper-competitive health food market. How?  By using health food packaging that is also environmentally friendly packaging and as good for the environment as your product is for your customers.   Eco-friendly packaging styles such as our stand up pouches, custom printed flat barrier bags, side gusset flexible box bags and the rest of our flexible barrier packaging line.  

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The Best Health Food Packaging for Building Your Brand

by David Marinac | September 17, 2014 | 0 Comments | Health Food Packaging

Brand building is big.  Very big.  In fact, without solid brand recognition, no amount of quality and competitive pricing is likely to ensure the success of your health food products.  Of course, you know this.  But did you know that packaging can be an integral part of brand building, that the right health food packaging can (and, we suggest, should) be part of your comprehensive marketing strategy?  It's true.  As leaders in the packaging industry, we know a little something about this topic, so here's what we think you need to know for you to determine which is the best health food packaging for building your brand. 

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The Best Health Food Packaging For Beating Your Competition

by David Marinac | September 16, 2014 | 0 Comments | Health Food Packaging

There's nothing quite like a little healthy competition, is there?  Whether it's sports, Scrabble, angling for that elusive shopping mall parking spot during the holidays, or simply outdoing your previous personal best, it's a sense of competition that can turn the mundane into the meaningful.  And nowhere is this more true (and competition more meaningful) than in the sale of products such as health food.  The secret weapon that many companies use to gain a competitive advantage is their health food packaging.

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Problems With Health Food Packaging | Learn More

by David Marinac | September 9, 2014 | 0 Comments | Health Food Packaging

If you're reading this, you're probably in the health food industry.  You may be a manufacturer or producer, a packaging company, or even a distributor.  Regardless of your role, you know that health food consumers are a particular bunch, perhaps just a little bit more picky than the general shopping population. They have certain expectations about your products and, to a lesser but still important degree, your product packaging as well. In fact, if your health food packaging doesn't meet those expectations, it's likely customer satisfaction will be adversely impacted and, as a result, so will your brand identification. To avoid that undesirable outcome, there are some problems of which you should be aware, specific problems with health food packaging that retailers won't tell you.  

 

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Are Baby Food Pouches Safe?

by David Marinac | October 28, 2013 | 0 Comments | Food Packaging, Health Food Packaging

Baby food pouches have seen a tremendous growth since a California base company Plum Organics first introduced them to busy parents in 2008. The company earned $4,800 from sales during the first year. Four years later it was expecting the sales to cross $53 million. Seeing a potential for massive growth, some big players including Earth’s Best and Gerber have jumped into this market.

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Packaging Granola: How Long Will It Store?

by David Marinac | September 24, 2013 | 0 Comments | Health Food Packaging

Granola does not go bad quickly. Even under worst conditions – when it has been stored in open jars in a humid and temperate climate – granola will remain good to eat for many days. Some manufacturers sell granola with a shelf life of six months. If their granola can stay fit to consume for six months, it is safe to assume that homemade granola kept under good conditions too can stay edible for this long. So the answer to how long can granola be stored is – it depends. It depends on conditions like humidity, insects, atmospheric impurities, and the ingredients used to make granola. If granola can be protected from all the above mentioned conditions and if the ingredients used to make granola are not easily oxidized, you can store it safely for months.

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Do Baby Food Pouches Explode in Checked Luggage?

by David Marinac | June 28, 2013 | 0 Comments | Health Food Packaging

Not always. There was a time when carrying baby food pouches in an airplane created problems. This doesn’t happen any longer. Most modern pouches are designed to stay intact under the air pressure that is created during an air flight. But that does not mean your baby food pouches will survive checked baggage for sure. Rough handling can break them. Or there can be a number of factors completely unrelated to air pressure that can puncture your baby food pouches. It is advisable to keep them in a zip-lock, so that even if they explode (for any reason), you don't end up with food spilled all over your luggage.

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Trail Mix Packaging Using Stand Up Bags

by David Marinac | October 12, 2011 | 1 Comment | Food Packaging, Health Food Packaging

Trail mix.  Dried fruit, nuts, seeds, pretzels, sesame sticks, banana chips, chocolate or carob.  A hearty snack for hiking, the beach, lounging or studying.  A snack made to be taken on the road, eaten on the go.  Which is what makes trail mix packaging important.  And what is perhaps the best type of trail mix packaging?  Stand up bags, also known as Mylar bags or stand up pouches.

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