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Grab-and-Go Snack Cups

Inline Plastics Corp. has introduced new grab-and-go 12-ounce snack cups, the newest version of the company’s breakthrough Safe-T-Fresh line of products. These easy open and close snack cups lock in freshness, extend shelf life and are available with either flat or dome lids. These new clamshell containers, which are designed to fit most automobile cup

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FDA Rejects Petition On BPA

The FDA noted it requires more evidence of harm before banning BPA in food packaging. Late Friday afternoon, on the eve of its legal deadline, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced it has rejected the 2008 Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) petition requesting that the toxic chemical bisphenol A, or BPA, be declared

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Visibly Fresh

Inline Plastics Corp. has introduced a new line of upscale containers specifically designed to meet the needs of the foodservice industry.  The new Visibly Fresh product line consists of rigid, crystal clear plastic containers that represent the ideal combination of value and quality. The upscale design and minimal ribbing of the Visibly Fresh line promotes

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Mean Healthy Business

While some c-store operators are gingerly testing the waters of healthy lunch and dinner solutions, others have plunged right in as the tide of consumer demand moves steadily toward fresher fare. By Marilyn Odesser-Torpey, Associate Editor. With the opening of its latest store in Marshfield, Mass., Tedeschi Food Shops launched a new initiative that puts

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Tamper-Resistant Sandwich Wedge Packaging

Inline Plastics Corp. introduces a new Sandwich Wedge clamshell container, the newest version of the company’s breakthrough Safe-T-Fresh line of products. The container’s upscale design promotes more attractive product merchandising that highlights the quality of its contents. The perimeter seal design of the containers provides increased product shelf life and better protection of its contents.

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Dried Fruit Packaging Innovation

Mariani Dried Fruit has introduced TouchLock, a Velcro-like micro-hook closure system, which allows consumers to simply touch to lock and close their dried fruit bag. Mariani has launched the TouchLock feature on all stand-up gusseted packaging. The TouchLock packaging does not have to be perfectly aligned to seal properly, as long as the micro-hooks on

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Hangable Clamshell Containers

Inline Plastics Corp. has introduced the new Hangables line of clamshell containers, the newest version of the company’s Safe-T-Fresh line of products, and ideal for c-store retailers. The new Hangables version of the product line has a molded-in hang-tab to enable merchandising on racks and pegboard displays throughout the store. When the clamshell is closed

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Taking Foodservice From Good To Great

With fresh food sales booming, operators are turning their attention to take-out packaging and finding that with so many options available, choosing the proper solution can be as tricky as selecting the foodservice program itself. By Joe Bush, Contributing Editor. Convenience store foodservice programs have been big business and growing for a decade thanks to

Senate To Review Food Safety Bill

The U.S. Senate is scheduled to review its version of a food safety bill next week, NACS reported. The popular bill is not expected to have much trouble getting passed. Last year the House passed a similar bill, but there exists a large difference in the funding methods each chamber uses to increase the FDA’s

New Products Keep Food Sales Fresh

Sophisticated customers are demanding foodservice programs that keep the menu fresh by rotating options and adding new products and flavors. Dan Rotherham, director of operations at Feather Petroleum Inc., which operates 18 Stop ‘n Save c-stores in Colorado, has seen firsthand how adding new products and streamlining store menus has helped business. “We strive to

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