Category: Tips from the Packaging Pros


Are Your Leftover Containers Microwave Safe?

When it comes to the food service industry, food safety and convenience are top priorities for consumers. Enjoying a sandwich or meal on the go in a quality takeout container is preferable for consumers. Still, a popular question remains: is it safe to reheat leftovers in takeout containers in the microwave? Microwave safe food service…
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How to Make Your Food Pop in Takeout Containers

Meal presentation is key regarding off-premises dining as consumers now expect takeout and delivery orders to replicate in-house dining. Since the pandemic, takeout delivery orders are now an active part of the consumer lifestyle. However, the question remains: how do restaurants ensure customers receive restaurant-quality meal presentation at home? The truth is, overall off-premises meal…
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Vented vs nonvented takeout containers

Why Vented Food Packaging Matters

Nothing spoils a good takeout meal quite like wilted and soggy food. That’s why, many years ago, Genpak developed the first vented food service container. Vented food service packaging helps restaurants ensure quality meals are delivered to consumers just as they leave the restaurant kitchen. At Genpak, we’ve made many packaging upgrades to provide restaurants…
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Harvest Fiber Kraft Rectangle Containers

Introducing The New Harvest Fiber Kraft Rectangles!

Introducing the latest additions to the Harvest Fiber product line: HFR016, 16oz. container; HFR024, 24oz. container; and the HFR032, 32oz. container. The Harvest Fiber Kraft Rectangles are perfect for several occasions, including grab n’ go, takeout, and much more. They have superior strength, a modern appearance, and are also grease and oil resistant. Made from an all natural…
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HF225 white hinged food container with hamburger inside

Enhance The Customer Experience with These New Food Containers

Experience is more than just a word when it comes to consumers – it is in fact a high priority. According to, “customer experience is how customers perceive their interactions with your company. A successful strategy should be useful, usable, and enjoyable from the customer’s point of view.” With the following new lines of quality…
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College & Universities Are Playing A Huge Role in Sustainable Food Trends

Colleges and universities have always been the powerhouse of ever-changing food concepts. They are reflecting campus menus to meet the demand of students’ food preference across the nation. With a growing concern for healthy food choices and organic labels, the key trend in colleges and universities is an increase in locally sourced produce. According to Foodservice Director’s 2018 College & University Census,…
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Harvest Fiber Kraft hinged container

Wholesome Delis are Trending – Plus More on Harvest Fiber Kraft!

Speaking of National Sandwich Month coming up next week, wholesome sandwiches are trending for today’s on-the-go consumer. Deli businesses are introducing cleaner labels, authentic food presentation, and ethnic flavors in their sandwich lineup as an alternative to fast food. Despite the classic BLT or the PB&J, ethnic flavors are topping them both as curious tasters think sandwiches with…
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How Erik Waterkotte Carried His Industry Vision Forward at IDDBA 2018

Erik Waterkotte, Chairman of IDDBA (International Dairy Deli Bakery Association) and Sr. Director of sales for Columbus Crafts Meats drove this year’s tradeshow with leading-edge research and technology. 10,000 attendees and many retail buyers, merchandisers, brokers, distributors, and manufacturers gathered at the New Orleans Ernest Morial Convention Center to hold one of the most important…
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