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What’s the Difference Between Biodegradable & Compostable Packaging?

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    Biodegradable and compostable food packaging refer to materials that can break down and decompose in the environment. This one of the most reliable ways to conserve the Earth’s vitality while offering customers environmentally sustainable products. While these terms are used interchangeably, they do not share the same meaning. This post will help you know the difference between a biodegradable and compostable product and  what to check for whenever a company claims that their product… Read the full article »

ProView Containers

ProView on the Move

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Casual dining is taking new shapes. Dining at a restaurant may soon be a thing of the past. Frequency of to-go orders are higher than its ever been. Technology changes how consumers order food. Whether it’s through a restaurant app, a third-party app, online, or voice-activated, making the consumer experience a positive one from start to finish should be a high priority. ProView assists operators with order accuracy, sustainability, and deliverability. Designed with optional vents, anti-fog… Read the full article »

Smart Set Pro microwave safe food packaging

Are These Containers Safe In The Microwave? How To Tell If Something Is Safe For The Microwave.

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We have all been there. The moment you go to reheat your leftovers and you’re not sure they can go in as is. Below are some instructions to ensure your container can handle the microwave. Check the bottom of the container for a symbol. Microwave safe is usually a microwave with some wavy lines on it. If they container has a #5 on it, it is made from polypropylene, PP, so it is generally considered microwave… Read the full article »

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Dinner’s Knocking at Your Door: Considering The Right Packaging for Meal-Kit Delivery Services.

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Meal-kit delivery service has become one of the most transformative platforms in the foodservice industry. Companies like Green Chef, Hello Fresh, and Blue Apron are shifting consumers’ eating behavior by the box, as they now gain the benefit of having delicious meals while cutting the preparation time in half. Starting as an unfamiliar practice with little recognition, the meal-kit trend is now disrupting the grocery retail industry, fast food chains, and e-commerce platforms. Even these sectors… Read the full article »

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Don’t Like When Your Food Touches? We Have the Solution.

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What role does food separating or fork stacking play when enjoying a full plated meal?  The answer depends not on what you eat, but how you eat it. As a southern-cuisine fanatic, nothing shouts “comfort food” to me more than a plate of turkey, macaroni & cheese, collard greens, mashed potatoes with gravy, sweet potato dessert, and a fully baked roll. I don’t have a problem with the some of the food touching each other…. Read the full article »

Smart Set Pro containers

Take-Out Occasions

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While I’m not ready to have a drone deliver my food, I am a strong believer in take-out food. Whether it’s being delivered straight to my door, or I pick it up on my way home from my favorite restaurant, when someone else cooks for me it’s a delight. Here at Genpak we think every take-out occasion should be special. Food arriving as you expect it, hot and mess-free. There’s nothing worse than getting your… Read the full article »

Weigels breakfast display

Weigel’s Still Winning Consumers in the Breakfast Occasion

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Weigel’s is still taking over the breakfast occasion with affordable, grab n’ go Breakfast Bowls! How do you like your breakfast? For me, I like to start my day with a delicious, energizing combination of bacon, potatoes, and eggs that I can take with me on-the-go. That’s what Weigel’s, Tennessee-based convenience store, had in mind after their October 2017 launch of Breakfast Bowls, using Genpak’s FP012-3L, 12 oz. microwave safe container and lid. The bowls are… Read the full article »

stacked Proview containers

ProView is Here. What You Can Expect.

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After much anticipation and excitement in 2017 for the grand reveal, ProView is here to make its mark in 2018 and enhance the consumer experience. Designed for various food applications and eating occasions, ProView is a premium product line of black and clear hinged microwave safe containers created for home delivery, upscale catering, and more.   The qualities in ProView are essential… Superior Food Product Visualization Transparent lid offers a greater level of unmatched clarity… Read the full article »

stacked snack containers

Snacks Gotcha Tongue? What Consumers are Craving More Than Traditional Meals.

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Snacks are probably taking over your dinner table as “the greatest Modern American pastime”, since “19% of all foodservice occasions in 2016 were snacks,” according to Nation’s Restaurant News. This occasion has opened the door to new bite-size options that are more diverse, more convenient, and even more difficult to turn down. Snacking has grown to be unconventional and it greatly impacts consumer consumption trends. So, what was once perceived as an occasion that would… Read the full article »

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APET or OPS? The Difference is CLEAR.

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APET vs. OPS The Hard, Brittle Truth Behind OPS Transparent food packaging is becoming a driving force in a faster purchasing decisions. So, when it comes to OPS and APET, the difference is clear. OPS is an oriented polystyrene that can be formed into plastic. This substrate is a cheaper option, but this low-priced material can only go so far. APET is anamorphous polyethylene terephthalate, and is uncompromising, safe, sustainable, and worth the investment. Here… Read the full article »

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