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Earth Day – April 22, 2017 – What are you doing to help?

Earth Day is just around the corner on April 22, 2017. Since 1970, Earth Day has been celebrated around the world to support environmental issues across the world. Not only is Earth Day promoting discussion about climate change and sustainable environments, but it also gets people thinking about how their daily lives can make an impact on our Earth. At Genpak, we are committed to helping keep Earth viable for as long as possible. We… Read the full article »

Home Delivery Explosion Continues – Are you ready?

The home delivery explosion isn’t ending any time soon. Are you ready? Every restaurant should be at least thinking about making this option accessible to their communities. On-demand food service delivery brings food directly from your restaurant to the customers, driven through mobile apps and online ordering. Millennials are driving change in many different areas, food service included. As you might have guessed, Millennials are tech savvy, typically using up to two or three different… Read the full article »

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On-Demand Delivery hits a Home Run

On demand food delivery has skyrocketed in the past year. With new meal kit companies popping up every day, offering easy take-out for your customers are imperative. Third part delivery companies, like DoorDash, Seamless, UberEATS, and Eat24, get your food in front of your customers in a new way. Customers want to order online and have it delivered right to them. According to Morgan Stanley Research, the market for food delivery is $210 billion. Pizza… Read the full article »

Albany County Ban

I could not have said it any better myself. The proposed Albany County (NY) ban on polystyrene food packaging will put undo burden on local businesses. This article by one Albany County Legislator sums it up perfectly.

Plastics Have Many Uses

Plastic products always seem to be in the cross-hairs these days. But think for a moment about all the wonderful uses plastic products have in your daily life. Some of the less obvious places where plastics play a major roll are in items such as your car, shower, tooth brush and computer just to name a few. Other, more critical uses for plastics are in the medical industry such as the tubes that carry life… Read the full article »

Take Out Food Packaging

Our good friends over at the Foodservice Packaging Institute have produced an excellent video about the origins of to go food packaging and the excellent benefits associated with this type of packaging. Check it out! To see some pretty cool clear packaging solutions for take out, just Click Here!

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Food Packaging for Subs

A quick search of the data base from our friends at Technomics shows that, of the top 10 selling sandwich shops, 3 of them actually have the word “sub” somewhere in their name and 8 of them specialize in making subs. I’ll include a Philly Cheese Stake in that category. Switching the search criteria to show the fastest growing sandwich shops, has similar results. 4 of the top 5 fastest growing concepts specialize in making subs. That probably… Read the full article »

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Clear Food Packaging

Often times our customers will call us and ask about what trends or shifts in packaging we see happening. These are calls we love to receive because it tells us our customers look to Genpak as their food packaging experts. One shift I’d like to share with you today is the increase in clear hinged packaging. I say shift because this is past the point of a trend curve. Today’s consumer demands transparency in every… Read the full article »

Earth Day 2016

Well here we are again approaching another Earth Day which is April 22nd this year. For fun, I thought we’d do some trivia regarding Earth Day. Let’s see how much you know (or guess correctly). The answers are at the bottom…no peeking. Q. In what year was Earth Day created? 1969, 1970, 1971 or 1972 Q. Who is the founder of Earth Day? Lyndon B Johnson, Richard Nixon, Senator Al Gore or Senator Gaylord Nelson… Read the full article »

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