Sysco announced an exclusive partnership that will deliver SAVRpak’s patented food preservation technology to independent and local chain restaurants nationwide. Through their agreement, Sysco will add SAVRpak “freshness packs” to its Cutting Edge Solutions platform, making this technology immediately available to order. Developed by an aerospace engineer, SAVRpak is a frozen, peel-and-stick patch that removes moisture from the air of a food container, thereby keeping it away from the meal and ensuring hot and cold food stays fresh and crisp in transit.
On our latest Cold Corner podcast, Caulipower’s Founder & CEO, Gail Becker, joins Editor-in-Chief Michael Costa to discuss the company’s recent packaging redesign, the R&D process for bringing Caulipower products to market, how the company is faring with current supply chain issues, Caulipower’s community outreach as part of its sustainability strategy, and what really constitutes “better-for-you” cold foods in stores today.
Tofurky, a leading independent producer of plant-based proteins in the U.S., is setting aside self-interest to call on consumers to join in the battle against climate change. For the first time, a brand is creating billboards at shelf level, dedicating its packaging to advocacy with the goal of inspiring widespread consumer action.
At this time last year, those working along the cold chain were collectively trying to figure out how to navigate daily—sometimes hourly—changes and disruptions to business in the middle of a pandemic. Today, as the pandemic wanes in the U.S., a new set of challenges exist, but the industry is better prepared and positioned to overcome many of those obstacles.
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.
Hood also debuts new packaging for 16 flavors of its Classic ice cream line in 1.5 quart containers.
July 7, 2021
Hood, the leading dairy brand in New England, has teamed up with Boston-based brand, Wahlburgers, to celebrate National Ice Cream Month and Ice Cream Sandwich Day this summer. Throughout National Ice Cream Month in July, customers who dine in and purchase a Wahlburgers kids’ meal will receive a free Hood Birthday Cake Mini Ice Cream Sandwich.
When the COVID-19 pandemic began in early 2020, consumer dining habits dramatically changed – possibly for the long-term. A special report by food industry firm HUNTER says 51% of Americans continue to cook more, and 71% of those who have been cooking at home intend to continue the habit to save money, eat healthier, and feel better.
Marin French Cheese Co. introduces a new logo and design to increase consumer awareness of its status as the oldest artisan cheesemaker in the United States. Marin French Cheese Co. originated in 1865 when the pioneering Thompson family began making high-quality soft-ripened cheeses using French techniques in the incomparable coastal terroir of Marin County, just north of San Francisco.
La Vaquita, Houston’s #1 Hispanic cheese brand, today announced its expansion into the butter category. Made with pure cow’s milk with no added growth hormones and no artificial ingredients, this new butter offers a fresh, creamy flavor for a variety of cooking and baking needs.
Afia, a Mediterranean food company headquartered in Austin, Texas, driven by a mission to make food powerful, has released new brand positioning, packaging and identity. Launched in 2017 at a farmers’ market, the company has grown distribution 340% percent in the last year and now is available at over 800 retail locations nationwide.