Colorful Packaging that Beats the Winter Gloom

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Chase those winter blues away with pinks, greens, and yellows!   MrTakeOutBags is headquartered along the Allegheny River in Pittsburgh. It is early February, and winter gloom is in full force. We are hungry for some color (you might be, too), so we picked out some of our favorite packaging that adds brightness and energy Read the full article…

Special Packaging for Special Items

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While strolling the North Shore neighborhood of Chicago, take time to stop at Three Tarts Bakery in Northfield (19 miles from the City Center) and indulge in fresh baked artisan bread, great cupcakes, beautifully decorated cakes, fluffy quiche, or anything from their sandwich or salad menu. Nothing is mundane, and everything is top notch. Don’t be Read the full article…

Love Is in the Air: Our Favorite Pairs

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You can go ahead and call us Cupid, because we’ve brought together some lovely (packaging) couples. It’s only natural to see lots of coupling around Valentine’s Day. We thought this would be a great opportunity to showcase some of our perfect pairs. These packaging soul mates go together like eggs and bacon, cheese and crackers, or Read the full article…

Resolving to Make 2017 a Break-Out Year for Your Business

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  Welcome 2017 As we begin the New Year, small business owners are contemplating what the next 12 months holds for them. And many of us will make resolutions to achieve our goals. Here are a few resolutions that many small business owners may have on the top of their lists. We want to offer Read the full article…

Our Favorite Custom Packaging: Bakery Edition

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  Some of our sweetest custom packaging   Custom-printed packaging is important for every business, and that includes bakeries. It can help get a company’s name out there, or increase brand recognition, and ideally it will drive traffic to your location. So we hand-picked a few of our favorite custom orders to share because we found Read the full article…

Top 6 Products of 2016

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  I’m often asked to identify the hottest, most innovative products in the packaging industry. Here is my list of top products from 2016. They should continue to be popular & useful well into 2017. -Jeff Holmes   1. Cube Container    -Reusable (perhaps forever)    -Recyclable (when you’re ready to let it go)   Read the full article…

Ask MrTakeOutBags

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Today’s questions focus on finding the right size container for your application:   I do a lot of takeout business. What are the right size takeout container(s) that I should stock? Your chef likely spends lots of time preparing dishes. You want to be sure that your takeout containers present the dishes in a secure, Read the full article…

Caterers: Are You Prepared for the Busy Season?

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If you’re a caterer, you know this time of the year is hectic with holiday parties, social events, and professional engagements. So why let packaging slow you down? Between balancing schedules, securing ingredients, and properly staffing for events, packaging should be the easiest thing to check off your list. First thing’s first, you’re going to Read the full article…

Branding to Stand Out in A Crowded Market

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Pittsburgh’s Strip District neighborhood is a hub of small businesses, and each day it’s buzzing with activity. Penn Ave, which runs through the Strip District, is lined with shops where you can fill your reusable tote bags with fresh produce, authentic Italian pastries, and Pittsburgh-centric souvenirs. At the heart of all this activity is the Read the full article…

Coffee Cups that Won’t Cause A Stir

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As November arrived several weeks ago, we braced for the annual controversy that has routinely overheated at America’s largest coffee chain: would our country debate the color and symbols on Starbuck’s widely distributed coffee cups? Yes. 2016 was no different – we got our controversy. Starbucks started by launching a green cup with a mosaic Read the full article…

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