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It’s A Wrap: Packaging For Takeout & Delivery

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Takeout and delivery are substantial foodservice opportunities that extend across dayparts and segments. Foodservice packaging experts predict demand for beautiful takeout packaging to remain strong. Given that consumers are more attentive than ever to the quality of the packaging, it can be a competitive differentiator.

Sustainable Options Expand

CONSUMER ASKS: recyclable packaging; compostable packaging; lidded-plastic foam alternatives; less waste.

OUR ANSWER: New developments in sustainable packaging have brought increased supply and decreased prices that have opened up options for operators who provide takeout and delivery. Packaging material innovation is on the upswing, such as compostable molded fiber and mineral filled polypropylene containers available under ProPak® IMPACT Responsibly Sourced Goods™.

Taking a minimalist approach to packaging — e.g., maximizing container space and asking before you add extras like condiments — boosts sustainability efforts, as does using tree-free and compostable paper cups, bowls, liners and labels.

Preserving Food Quality & Appearance

CONSUMER ASKS: food kept at the correct temperature; food with its quality intact (i.e., crispy food stays crispy, hot food stays hot and cold food stays cold).

OUR ANSWER: Compartmentalized, bento-box style individual packaging carries higher perceived value, prevents foods from mushing into one another and keeps portion control on track — which helps hold down food costs. Match the packaging quality to food quality and your brand.

Keeping Food Secure

CONSUMER ASKS: tamper evident seals; doubled-bagged containers; individually wrapped utensils; single-serve condiment packets; canned/bottled beverages.

OUR ANSWER: Sealed wrapping and tamper-evident packaging send a message that food is safe and secure. ProPak® tamper evident seals, for example, make it immediately apparent that containers haven’t been violated en route. Load-and-seal bags send the message for the whole order.


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