As mentioned in our Christmas 2017 blog, street-food is enjoying its time in the limelight thanks to growing demand from the consumer for innovative, globally-influenced lunch and snack options. When the consumer thinks of artisan street-food however, it’s unlikely that they associate classic white or champagne coloured EPS trays with being an eco-friendly packaging alternative for their favourite street-foods.
We are delighted to announce that we have further strengthened our commercial partnership with the Featherstone Rovers and will be the main shirt sponsor in 2014 on both the home and away playing shirt as well as replicas. LINPAC’s name first appeared on the Featherstone Rovers shirt in 1981/1982 in the first ever shirt sponsorship deal in Rugby League and we were the main sponsor of the club until 1989.
Last week our Vice President Marketing and Innovation Jo Stephenson and Rajesh Tandon, New Business Development Manager, attended the NACS conference on the Future of International Convenience 2013. Jo and Rajesh met a lot of interesting people from a wide range of sectors but one meeting got us thinking about how the nature of convenience shopping was changing.
We’re chillin' here at LINPAC Packaging as we have extended our collection of bowls and containers for salad and deli counters as consumer demand for healthier convenient food choices grows. We are now offering retailers a range of options to make their packs stand out from the crowd. These include incline display, click and connect, easy grip, and inlaid portion packaging solutions.
More than 60 per cent of plastics will be recycled by 2020 according to a study by Plastics Recyclers Europe. A plastics recycling target of 62 per cent is achievable by says the study showing that a higher recycling rate for plastics will create benefits for the European Union environment, economy and resource efficiency.
As the Food Standards Agency (FSA) reveals that two-thirds of shop-bought chicken is contaminated with campylobacter with about 500,000 people a year infected, we teamed up with Addmaster to create a bug busting solution to protect consumers. The FSA's most recent research suggests about 60 per cent of raw shop-bought chicken is contaminated. Even when a flock is identified as having the bacteria, the birds can still be sold for human consumption on the grounds that, properly handled and properly cooked, they present no risk to human health.
Fabio Zoboli, marketing manager of Infia, our Italian sister company and leader in the field of fresh fruit and vegetable packaging offers some reflections on the firm’s recent summer campaign ahead of Macfrut 2012, where Infia is exhibiting this month. He tells us: "The Spring-Summer fruit campaign 2013 was very much atypical at a European level. The particular weather has in fact extended some of the Spring production and delayed and modified the Summer production.
To meet demand from the growing lunchtime “on the go” food market LINPAC Packaging continues to extend our new Freshware range for sweet and savoury foods. Many of the new packs are individual or twin portion sized to help consumers eat more healthily and help them and retailers reduce food waste. As a partner of the Love Food Hate Waste campaign by WRAP, LINPAC is committed to helping all the links in the supply chain minimise the amount of food which is wasted by developing packaging which meets the needs of changing consumer trends and effectively protects and preserves fresh food for longer.
News just in from Which?, the consumer rights organisation, which has highlighted the packaging which drives consumers nuts. According to Which?’s latest survey of more than 2000 consumers, four in ten people have hurt themselves while trying to open packaging over the last two years. If we scale that up to the UK population, it would equate to a staggering 25 million people.
At LINPAC Packaging we are helping retailers extend the shelf-life of their meat products and, more importantly, significantly help improve their sales. Our new lightweight shallow rigid tray for vacuum skin packing has helped family-owned supermarket chain Booths drive up sales of its meat products by 80 per cent.
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