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 California’s latest ruling on plastic bags: What happened in California with the Plastic Bag Ban Referendum? Californians voted in November on whether to uphold a 2015 state law that banned single-use, non-recyclable plastic bags at many businesses. Voters ratified the measure 52%-48% which had the following effect: Effective immediately, grocery stores, 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…


Food Hall Days: The Latest Trend in Fast Casual Dining

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Forget what you know about cafeterias, food courts, and mess halls. New-fashioned food halls are popping up all over the country. These dining hotspots feature multiple high-end vendors, sushi bars, and places to grab expertly roasted coffee – all under one roof. By offering lots of options, it’s no wonder why foodies are swarming to Read the full article…


What’s the Right Packaging for your Food Truck

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It’s that time of year again! Summer is here and that means tons of outdoor festivals, street fairs, concerts, and community events. At nearly all of these events you’ll find food trucks lining the blocks, ready to serve hungry customers. If you’re one of these on-trend trucks, with a line of eager customers at your Read the full article…


Where To Find The Nation’s Best Donuts

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June 3rd is National Donut Day, and we are a nation who loves those sweet, round treats. The rise of the artisan donut is taking the country by storm, and we wanted to share some of our favorites.


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