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College & Universities Are Playing A Huge Role in Sustainable Food Trends

Colleges and universities have always been the powerhouse of ever-changing food concepts. They are reflecting campus menus to meet the demand of students’ food preference across the nation. With a growing concern for healthy food choices and organic labels, the key trend in colleges and universities is an increase in locally sourced produce. According to Foodservice Director’s 2018 College & University Census, 59% of food operators stated that the biggest trends affecting operations are vegan menu items. Out of dairy, baked goods, meats,… Read the full article »

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A Sneak Peek of Our New ProView Product Line Extension!

Introducing the latest product line extension of Genpak’s highest quality black and clear foodservice containers: PV243CO, Medium compartment close-off container; PV203CO, Large 3 Compartment Close-off Container; and the PV205, Large All Purpose Container. Genpak’s latest addition to the ProView line launches as a key trend to foodservice, taking the product line to new heights for consumers. Designed for various food applications and eating occasions, they are microwave-safe containers created for food delivery, take-out, upscale catering,… Read the full article »

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Wholesome Delis are Trending – Plus More on Harvest Fiber Kraft!

Speaking of National Sandwich Month coming up next week, wholesome sandwiches are trending for today’s on-the-go consumer. Deli businesses are introducing cleaner labels, authentic food presentation, and ethnic flavors in their sandwich lineup as an alternative to fast food. Despite the classic BLT or the PB&J, ethnic flavors are topping them both as curious tasters think sandwiches with ethnic flavors are worth the switch-up. According to Technomic, 54% of consumers want restaurants to offer more sandwiches with new or unique flavors… Read the full article »

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How Erik Waterkotte Carried His Industry Vision Forward at IDDBA 2018

Erik Waterkotte, Chairman of IDDBA (International Dairy Deli Bakery Association) and Sr. Director of sales for Columbus Crafts Meats drove this year’s tradeshow with leading-edge research and technology. 10,000 attendees and many retail buyers, merchandisers, brokers, distributors, and manufacturers gathered at the New Orleans Ernest Morial Convention Center to hold one of the most important buying and educational events of 2018. In a world of evolving dynamics in the global food system, attendees and exhibitors… Read the full article »

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Creativity in a Container: The Perfect Match for A Vibrant Summer Menu

The Summer is fast approaching and consumers want more convenient packaging solutions with a vibrant, modern appearance. Good news: whether it’s for a bakery or deli establishment or anywhere in between, Genpak’s food service containers have several features and benefits that meet consumer needs. They offer a bright and modern appearance for some of your most innovative food trends, and are perfect for produce, natural snacks, confectionary items, salads, and so much more. These clear packaging solutions… Read the full article »

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Next Generation of 21st Century Dining: Food Halls

Food halls, home to a mix of local artisan restaurants, butcher shops and other food-oriented boutiques, has officially become the next generation of 21st century dining. Flourishing in America, the emporium offers an open social environment and a new concept of cross meal-ordering for spontaneous eaters. It’s success in the states and expansion across the globe proves the potential longevity of a trend that won’t die down anytime soon. Since settling in America’s busiest cities,… Read the full article »

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Genpak Can Help Deliver the Goods. More on Amazon’s $14 billion Acquisition of Whole Foods

Who’s Whole Foods’ daddy now? Amazon. Delivery/pickup is not your average trend but a lifestyle that’s expected to reach exponential growth and become more modified. E-commerce giant Amazon has dominated the fresh territory of grocery retail after it’s nearly $14 billion acquisition of the high-end grocer back in 2017. The e-commerce giant has addressed the need of consumers who are accustomed to the old-fashioned brick-and-mortar stores. They have benefited customers in price, online shopping convenience,… Read the full article »

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What’s the Difference Between Biodegradable & Compostable Packaging?

Harvest Fiber containers are compostable Biodegradable and compostable food packaging refer to materials that can break down and decompose in the environment. This is 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… Read the full article »

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

We have all been there. The moment you go to reheat your leftovers and you’re not sure they are in a microwave safe container. 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… Read the full article »

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