Sysco announced the nationwide launch of eight innovative concepts exclusively for Sysco customers through the company’s Cutting Edge Solutions platform. These chef-tested and exclusive products provide foodservice operators with on-trend menu options such as plant-based ingredients as well as innovative to-go solutions that will help them stand out in the ever-evolving foodservice environment.
Tasteful Selections, a leader in the bite-size potato category, is pleased to announce the limited launch of its new 100% plastic-free, recyclable and compostable packaging. With recent innovations in paper packaging, the fiber strength and “stretchable” advancements have improved package integrity and made the item competitive with plastics.
Refrigerated & Frozen Foods has hosted a Best New Retail Products Contest since 2013, but 2021 is the first time we’ve split frozen and refrigerated products into separate annual competitions. The first leg this year was for frozen foods, and after a month of voting throughout April, our top five was set based on vote totals from the public.
IMA Dairy & Food, whose equipment solutions comprise the long-established brands Gasti, Hamba, Hassia, Fillshape, Corazza,Erca and Intecma, has introduced a set of tools ideally suited for food brands utilizing sustainable monomaterial packages. The company’s patented ZERO Technology tools are designed for manufacturers hoping to transition their packaging to more eco-conscious materials, such as PET, PP and PLA.
Elopak is introducing a new tethered cap solution for its Pure-Pak cartons: the Pure-TwistFlip. The tethered cap is the latest sustainability-focused innovation announced by Elopak. The closure remains attached to the carton throughout its entire lifetime, helping to tackle the serious problem of marine littering by ensuring that the cap is disposed of properly. It is also Elopak’s lightest screw cap to date, helping to reduce the use of plastics.
With recent data supporting escalating consumer demand, Great American Packaging (GAP) is pleased to launch its compostable product line which now includes Breathable, Clarity, Laminate and Barrier* packaging alternatives.
TricorBraun Flex, the flexible packaging division of global packaging leader TricorBraun, has launched Biotre 3.0, a fully-compostable, plant-based packaging material. Biotre is a flexible packaging film made from renewable and compostable resources, such as wood and pulp. Available in a range of sizes, Biotre can reduce the amount of packaging in waste disposal because it breaks down naturally in a home composting environment. Biotre also preserves natural resources by reducing the use of fossil fuel and mineral resources.
Two Lamb WestonAlexia brand frozen potato products will now use corn and potato starch in their packaging. The biodegradable bags are partially made of potato starches, a byproduct of producing French fries, and will be identified with a label on the front of the package indicating it is partially made from plants.