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Understanding the Temperature Limits of Different Food Packaging

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  In order for hot foods to stay hot and cold food to remain cold, it is important to understand the temperature limits of different containers in order to ensure the best performance. We often times receive questions from those who want to know if a foam container is microwave-safe or if our oven-safe products can go in the freezer. So, here’s a helpful guide that will help you understand your temperature limits to determine the proper use of… Read the full article »

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Enjoy 4th of July Favorites with This Decorated Container

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Fourth of July is right around the corner, and you can show your pride with Genpak’s Pride in America branded foam container. Enjoy your most craved all-American foods in a container that is sustainable and perfect for convenience. As the first industry supplier to print a hinged container, we developed this container as a festive way to enjoy the holiday. With venting capabilities and temperature control technology, you can maintain fresh food throughout the midsummer heat. The Pride in America container features… Read the full article »

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Solution-Based Packaging that Greatly Impacts Consumer Lifestyles

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In the world of “to-go”, there are constant changes being made to food packaging, restaurant design, and overall operations in order to achieve a consumer-focused experience. Some changes aren’t always so complex, but convenient- and that’s a characteristic that Genpak lives by. Here are 3 modifications to our food packaging that greatly shapes the modern day consumer lifestyle, helping save time and money. Close-off food packaging Compartmented containers are always convenient for side portioned food items, which require separating. Years ago, we at Genpak… Read the full article »

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How Erik Waterkotte Carried His Industry Vision Forward at IDDBA 2018

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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

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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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