March madness if finally here and it’s now time for the Genpak Food Packaging National Championships! These great food packaging options have battled hard all year to make it to the big dance. We’ve got 10 great product categories represented this year with Food Trays bringing 19 items in, just edging out perennial powerhouse Foam Hinged Take-Out Containers with 17 items. Clear Hinged Deli Containers and Celebrity Dinnerware each enter in with 6 items. Harvest Paper has 5, Elite Dinnerware has 4 while Harvest Fiber, School Trays and Silhouette Dinnerware all have 2 players and Smart Set Pro brings in 1 item.
As always, items make it into this contest by their sales numbers over the last twelve months. But, anything can happen when they go head to head in one day sales competitions which is the way this tournament works. Will the number one seed SN200 be able to hold off the surging W1004D food tray? Only time will tell. Same question for the overall number one seed, 10500 school tray. Will this item’s cumulative month over month sales sustain it in one day showdowns throughout this tournament?
- Whichever item has the most case sales in that day will proceed to the next round.
- In the event of a case number tie, the item with the most pieces per case will be declared the winner. If both have the same case count, the previous 2 day sales will be run.
- Results will be posted the day following the contest date.