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Choosing Your Food Packaging Supplier

As a food company, your packaging is an extremely important part of your product. You rely on your packaging to keep your food fresh and safe. It is also part of your marketing effort, and integral to easy distribution.

Your food packaging supplier will be one of your most important partners in running a successful food company. You will likely do more business with them than with most other vendors. This means you need a reliable vendor and a good working relationship. Here are some questions to ask food packaging suppliers before signing a contract.

* What types of packaging do you offer? As a food company, it’s likely you’ll need multiple types of packaging at some point. It’s good to know that your vendor can make different kinds of packages.

* Do you offer design services? Some vendors offer services to help you to design custom boxes and packaging, unique to your product. This can be an especially great benefit to you, as it allows you “one stop shopping” when you need new packaging for a product.

* How many packages can they produce and what is the lead time? You want to know that your food packaging supplier can meet your quantity demands in a time frame that works for your business.

* How is their reputation? It’s a good idea to check with customers of any potential vendors before signing on the dotted line. You want to ensure that they provide good service and that they are available to answer questions or concerns when you have them.

Take the time you need to find the right food packaging supplier. This is a vendor that can make or break your business, so it’s important to choose wisely. A good vendor can make packaging your product and get it ready for distribution a breeze!

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