CONVENIENCE STORES OFFER consumers a wide range of fresh food options that are easy to grab and enjoy on the go. However, consumers are looking for package options that keep food fresh, and are easy to eat from, heat, and carry. In addition, packaging sustainability is becoming a critical buying criterion. To keep in pace with convenient consumption and sustainability, convenience stores should strive to offer easily recyclable packaging options to reduce package waste to landfill. In addition, modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) offers the ability to extend product freshness to minimize food waste to landfill.
Filling the market gap for convenient, product-elevating and sustainable packaging are ProAmpac’s fresh-food-to-go solutions.
EASY TO USE
The hallmark of fresh food on-the-go should be easy-to-use packaging. ProAmpac’s packaging allows consumers to easily open, handle, and enjoy without food mess. Their HandRap™ offerings for hot and cold foods allow consumers to open the package while using the carton board sleeve to hold the product, protecting hands from hot food and reducing risk of getting food onto clothes. Next their RapTray™ includes an easy open solution and offers a neat food container for consumers. In addition to being easy-to-use, ProAmpac’s fresh-food-to-go solutions maintain freshness while also making a strong brand statement on shelves. The ability to direct print on packaging helps to create a cohesive product presentation and reduces the need for additional labels or branding sleeves.
MODIFIED ATMOSPHERE (MAP) TECHNOLOGY
ProAmpac’s MAP packaging extends the shelf-life of fresh food in a sleek and unified design with various customization options. With the world’s first hermetically sealed carton food tray, ProAmpac’s MAP packaging can be used in upstream food production, through the supply chain, and used by the end consumer. The MAP technology can keep food fresh for up to 30 days (subject to trial) and is available in trays and sandwich wedge formats.
WIDELY RECYCLABLE IN CURBSIDE PAPER STREAMS
Each product in ProAmpac’s fresh-food-to-go portfolio strives to remove avoidable plastics; use the least amount packaging possible; and be widely recyclable in curbside paper streams. By weight, the largest component of ProAmpac’s fresh-food-to-go packaging is paperboard from certified well-managed forests.
By combining packaging performance with sustainable innovation, ProAmpac’s fresh-food-to-go packaging products help retailers offer consumers convenient and recyclable solutions that reduce food and packaging waste.
ProAmpac is a leading global flexible packaging company with a comprehensive product offering, providing creative packaging solutions, industry-leading customer service and award-winning innovation to a diverse global marketplace. ProAmpac’s approach to sustainability – ProActive Sustainability® – provides innovative sustainable flexible packaging products to help our customers achieve their sustainability goals.
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