Essential Factors To Consider Before Selecting Bulk Packaging

Posted by Kevin Hill

Product packaging will play a huge role in the success in sustainable food industry operations. However, it can be extremely tough for manufacturers to choose the right packaging materials according to their business needs, even with huge variety of choices that are offered these days. 

Cost is the primary concern for most purchasing managers, but the packaging material you choose should also be well-suited for protecting products during their transportation, storage and delivery. Visual appeal and branding are also important to consider as well, especially in sectors with extremely high competition. 

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Dispensing Olive Oil From A 35 Lb Container Using A Spigot

Posted by Alexa Ketterling

Are you looking for an easy way to fill small bottles or pour oil from a 35 Lb. Container?  Most small businesses and at-home users find that ordering 35 Lb. Containers are the cheapest and easiest way to "go bulk" and it's a size that works well for them.  But, many people are still looking for a simpler system to dispense the oil into smaller, easier-to-handle packaging for kitchen use.

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Totes Vs. Drums: The real Reasons For Picking Bulk Packaging

Posted by Alexa Ketterling

What type of packaging is best for your manufacturing facility?

Let's take a look at some of the two most popular bulk packaging options to discuss the pros and cons of each.

Drums and totes are the two most commonly used bulk packaging sizes.  Each has it's own advantages and disadvantages.  One may also be easier to use, depending on the set-up at your facility.  

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Manufacturing How To Series: Picking The Right Olive Oil Packaging

Posted by Alexa Ketterling

 

Centra Foods receives questions from countless food manufacturers each year, asking for the best ways to save money on olive oil. Many components can affect the total price of your olive oil, including grade types, packaging, freight, the distance of the FOB point, and experience of the supplier.

If you missed part one of this series, click here.  This week, we will be reviewing the next step to saving: choosing the best (and cheapest) packaging for your production facility.

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How Much Will You Save By Switching From Drums To Totes Of Edible Oil?

Posted by Alexa Ketterling

Do you remember going to the grocery store when you were little with your parents? Did you ever want something in a small package to snack on but find that your mom or dad would grab the big box? Well if you ever experienced this you probably also experienced them showing you the price per ounce for both and comparing to teach you the difference and help pick the best option for the price.

I'm sure many of us can say we have memories like this. And adults, whether grocery shopping or working for our company, if we want a lower priced item for the same exact ingredient, the best way to do this is to purchase a larger packaging size.

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3 Problems With Buying Olive Oil In Bulk

Posted by Alexa Ketterling

If you are a small business looking to get cheaper prices on your olive oil, it’s smart to begin purchasing bulk quantities. You can save a lot of money by switching to larger packaging, getting your oil packed onto a pallet and ordering from a bulk supplier.

What most suppliers don't always tell you is that the transition from wholesale orders (buying one or two cases at a time) to bulk orders (buying a full pallet) brings its own intrinsic issues. You have to consider closely if the switch you’re looking to make, while helping you save money, may be too tough to handle in other ways.

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Which Pump Is The Best To Use For A Drum?

Posted by Alexa Ketterling

You will probably have some good questions when you’re looking at buying 55 gallon drums of oil for the first time. The first, most logical one: how do I get the oil out?

This is is a very good question. Here is the answer and to be quite honest, it is pretty simple.

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Bulk Olive Oil: How Much Oil Is In A Minimum Order Of 1 Pallet?

Posted by Alexa Ketterling

When looking to purchase bulk oil — olive oil, or any other oils for that matter — it is important to understand that each different supplier is going to have a minimum order. Distributors, for example may have a smaller minimum order like a few cases or a $200 minimum. Large manufacturers, on the other hand, will have a larger minimum order.

This “minimum order” information is good to know as you are doing your supplier analysis; it will tell you how much capitol you’ll be required to invest in inventory at one time and help you weigh out if it’s too much inventory for you to hold and use over time.

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How To Dispense Bulk Oil From A Tote, Drum and 35 Lb. Container

Posted by Alexa Ketterling

There are lots of different ways you can dispense oil from bulk packaging. Most options will require some sort of dispensing system. As you are comparing bulk packaging options, it’s always helpful to understand how you well get your oil out once it is in your facility.

In this article, you will find out how to dispense from the three most common bulk oil packaging options (35 Lb. Containers, Drums and Totes) whether you are pumping into smaller bottles or if the oil is being used as a batch in your food manufacturing.

These different options are all machine-free, low-cost, easy to use, and take up practically no facility space.

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How To Dispense Oil From A Plastic/Steel Drum with A Drum Pump

Posted by Alexa Ketterling

Are you wondering if you can use a drum pump in both steel and plastic drums? Well, the answer is yes! And even better, you can use the same pump in both types of drums.

Let me break down for you how easy it is to use.

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