May 24, 2012
Clear Lam Packaging sells its thermoforming division to D&W Fine Pack LLC. The sale allows Clear Lam to focus on its renewable packaging efforts.Read More
Take a tour of Hudson Bread’s production facility, near the Big Apple. Among its many features, the 60,000-sq.-ft. plant sports a brand new stress-free production line that’s helping to keep pace with product demand.
May 16, 2012
Hudson Bread, North Bergen, N.J., is rather a paradox. Starting out in 1994 as a small, fully artisan bakery owned and operated by president/chief executive Mariusz (Mark) Kolodziej, Hudson Bread became a favored producer, as its scrumptious baguettes, boules, rolls, brioche, buns, Ciabattas, Pullman loaves and much more gave it plenty of momentum to grow and expand.Read More
May 14, 2012
It used to be practically nonexistent to really recycle bags and film wraps. Rigid containers led the way on the recycling front. But a new study indicates that it’s much more than possible. More than 91% of the U.S. population can actually recycle plastic bags locally and nearly 75% of people living in the U.S. can recycle other types of flexible plastic wraps in their communities.Read More
April 27, 2012
More large U.S. food and beverage companies are dealing with the idea of ‘extended producer responsibility,’ and are recycling their product packaging as part of the cost of doing business. Last year, for example, some 11 million six-oz. yogurt cups were collected through a recycling program, according to Stonyfield Farm, the New Hampshire yogurt maker. Opposition to mandated responsibility for packaging after use is growing just as much, even among companies that are already required to do it abroad.Read More
April 27, 2012
Hoping to capitalize the healthier eating trend, Planters teams with a magazine brand to win adult shoppers with Planters Nut-rition Men's Health Recommended Mix.Read More
April 27, 2012
Recently, Delkor was among 10 Minnesota firms honored by Governor Mark Dayton for success in international business. Delkor was given the 27th Annual Governor’s International Trade Award for significant investments to develop markets in Canada, Mexico, Central America, South America, Australia and New Zealand.Read More
April 25, 2012
A recent biscuit study suggests that consumers hesitate to sacrifice taste for health but brand and product familiarity does help.Read More
Here’s a glance at some of the breakthroughs, events, products and happenings that took place in the snack food industry within Snack Food & Wholesale Bakery’s 100-year existence and even a ‘tidbit’ before.
April 23, 2012
According to the website, ideafinder.com, we consume more than 4.3 billion lb. of snack food a year, which could be why snacks may soon end up becoming America’s favorite meal. What an interesting time for Snack Food & Wholesale Bakery to celebrate its centennial anniversary. Coincidentally, the Snack Food Association (SFA), Arlington, Va., an international association that has manufacturing members, including snack manufacturers and suppliers to the snack industry in more than 50 countries around the world, is celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2012. We congratulate the SFA on an incredible job.Read More
April 13, 2012
Packaging Strategies’ Eighth-Annual Sustainable Packaging Forum & Expo, Sept. 11-13, at the Sheraton Station Square, Pittsburgh, Pa., will host more than 300 packaging industry professionals including sustainability executives, business and package developers, packaging designers, engineers, marketing, sales and operations managers and more.
April 9, 2012
For Planters peanuts, sustainability has been a core part of the business for some time. To reduce its impact on the environment through packaging changes, the brand looks to a new plastic container to further its heritage of sustainability.Read More