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Reviews, trends, and tips covering all things flexible packaging to protect your products and your bottom line.

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Food Packaging  |  Supply Chain Services/ Contract Packaging

How To Choose A Contract Food Packaging Company: 5 Key Considerations

You have decided that contract food packaging is right for you. You are trying to figure out how to choose the right contract food packaging company. But, you are not sure which considerations are key when choosing a vendor.   Industrial Packaging has been offering contract food packaging services for many years. We offer these services to everyone from small businesses up to Fortune 500 clients. While we may or may not be the right contract food packaging company for you, we can help guide you to choosing the right one.   This article will take a look at the key considerations you must think about when choosing a contract food packaging vendor. With this information, you will be able to choose the right contract food packaging company for your business.

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Supply Chain Services/ Contract Packaging

The Different Types Of Contract Packaging Services

You are trying to figure out if a contract packaging agreement makes sense for your business. But from what you can tell there are a ton of different types of services, which is likely causing some confusion.   You know your company may or may not need all the services provided. You also know that not all contract packaging companies offer the same services.   Right now, what you need is to get a better understanding of each type of contract packaging service. You want to do this so you can choose a contract packaging company that offers the services you need.    Industrial Packaging has been providing contract packaging services for several decades now. During that time, we have been able to help many companies. Companies, just like yours. We help them to find the right contract packaging services for their business.   In this article, we will take a look at the different types of contract packaging services. We will help you to identify the specific services that are right for you.

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Shrink Film Cheat Sheet

We all want to save the most we can with any projects we take on. This handy infographic will help you maximize your savings with your shrink film. Get it for free when you subscribe to our blog.

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Packaging Design  |  Supply Chain Services/ Contract Packaging

Hemp Packaging: Genius Ways To Avoid Mislabeling CBD Products

The CBD market now includes an impressive catalog, from edibles, butter, and balms to full-spectrum CBD oil. As the industry continues its meteoric climb, manufacturers have rushed to market their products.   Packaging and labeling are two items that are often overlooked when looking to capture a wider fan base. In an effort to break into the market quickly, product marketing strategists focused on promising exciting effects at the expense of accuracy. This resulted in the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) getting involved.   This article will provide examples of labeling mistakes you want to avoid in the hemp industry. It will also provide some guidelines for the proper labeling of your CBD products.

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Supply Chain Services/ Contract Packaging

The Top 5 Contract Packaging Companies In Northeastern USA

Top shelf contract packaging companies and the Northeastern USA go together like peanut butter and jelly! There are many co-packers in this neck of the woods. It almost seems like contract packaging companies are as common as Dunkin Donuts!   There are so many options to choose from! So, how do you know which contract packaging company is the right one for your business?   Who is the number one contract packaging company in the Northeastern USA? I bet you would assume that we would loudly declare, Industrial Packaging! I mean, sure, we think we are pretty great.   We would love to get your contract packaging business. But, we may or may not be the best choice for your company's supply chain management needs. Each contract packaging company has strengths and weaknesses. Some are super great at packaging food. Others are better suited for packaging medical supplies.   Each contract packaging company has its own specialties and niche market capabilities. We are passionate about educating our customers and prospects about contract packaging. As a result, we have identified the best contract packaging companies in the Northeast, so you don't have to!   Here are the top 5 best contract packaging companies in the Northeastern USA based upon their capabilities. This is an ordered list with number 1 being the best.

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Supply Chain Services/ Contract Packaging

How To Choose A Contract Packaging Company Who Can Meet Your Demands During A Move

You are finally at the point where you want to outsource your packaging. Now, you are evaluating vendors. The last thing that you would want to do is put yourself in a position where you cannot get your products out on time. If you chose a vendor who did not think about everything that needed to happen when they took your business, you might find yourself in this position.   As a contract packaging company (AKA: a co-packer) grows larger, new warehouses and additional locations may be required to meet growing demands. After a period of growth, they may have to move into a new location to meet their client's needs.   You will want to know that your co-packer can meet your requirements. They need to do this regardless of the move. They must still be able to meet the demand of your packaging requirements.   At Industrial Packaging, we have had to move recently for the very reasons mentioned above. During this time, we had to implement new protocols.   These new protocols ensured that we could still meet the contract packaging demands of our clients. We had to do this while we transitioned to a larger warehouse and a new corporate office.   This article will explore the required questions you need to ask your contract packaging vendor. That way, you can be sure that they can manage your supply chain while moving their business.   Regardless of whether you choose us as a contact packaging company or not, you will want to make sure that your vendor can still meet your demands while they move their business.

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Fulfillment  |  Supply Chain Services/ Contract Packaging

Benefits Of Contract Packaging: Top 5 Reasons To Outsource Your Supply Chain

Over the past few weeks, you have been doing research about contract packaging. You have noticed other companies in your industry have outsourced their supply chain. They have done this with a contract packaging company.   You find yourself wondering if contract packaging could benefit your own company. But, you are not clear on what the benefits of contract packaging are. Do they make sense for your business?   Now, you find yourself here on the Industrial Packaging website. You are perusing blog posts and webpages about contract packaging. You see that we have been providing contract packaging services for many years. In some cases, to Fortune 500 companies.   With the information found here, you will be able to decide if contract packaging is right for your business. And, while Industrial Packaging would love to gain your contract packaging business, we may or may not be the best vendor for you. Regardless, with the information available on our blog, we will be able to help you identify the right contract packaging vendor for your company, even if it is not us.   In this article, we will review the top 5 benefits of contract packaging. This will help you identify if contract packaging is right for you or not.

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