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

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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

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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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Sweet Innovation: Light-It-Up with Glow-In-The-Dark Donuts

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Creative bakery establishments have something up their sleeve with one of the brightest innovations in food service. Introduced by Australia’s Black Star Bakery, customers are now gripped with the latest innovation of glonuts – donuts with glow-in-the-dark icing. This may be one of the hottest food trends in 2018 and is sweeping social media. Too captivating to eat, but you don’t want to turn it down. Among other galactic desserts include cakes, chocolates and macarons… Read the full article »

Food Packaging Has Changed At NRA 2018

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One of the largest restaurant shows was over the weekend in Chicago. National Restaurant Association Show (NRA) brings together everything you could possibly need for a restaurant, commercial kitchen, and startup. Walking the show you’re sure to get 10,000 steps in for the day, so be sure to wear comfortable shoes. During our walk of the nearly 2,500 vendors you could see the clear growth into technology. There’s an entire section now devoted to making restaurants more… Read the full article »

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

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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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Knowing Your Plastics: Recycling Symbols No. 1 to 7

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Have you ever wondered what the number inside the arrowed triangle means at the bottom of a plastic product? That logo printed on your plastic is known as a Resin Identification Code or RIC, which a set of symbols used to identify the type of resin from which a plastic product is made. Created by The Society of the Plastics, the system was introduced to U.S. recycling facilities in the late 1980s as a method… Read the full article »

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Enhance The Dining Experience Outside Your Restaurant

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Eating is not a chore. Sometimes we may forget to eat because we are busy doing other things, but food helps us find nourishment every day. We are fortunate to have so many options at our fingertips. Restaurants have been seeing tons of changes these days. Not only are menus becoming more diverse in flavor profiles, but the introduction of off-premise dining has changed the way people eat. Where a person eats is now limitless…. Read the full article »

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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 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 that their product is made… Read the full article »

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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 »

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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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