Saving Freight Expense and Increasing On-Time Delivery

plan your wholesale salad packaging for best value

The wholesale food industry is highly competitive. Fast delivery of freshly packaged products is essential to ensure high quality for the end-customer.

Midway Container was able assist a co-packer in the food industry improve on-time delivery, save money on freight expenses, and improve their business thanks to creative packaging and warehousing solutions.

The Company

The company is a co-packer in the food industry. They receive materials from companies and package them into many sizes of tubs and containers ranging from single-serve 4 ounce tubs to large 48-ounce party tubs. Salads account for much of their food products.

The Problem

The company used nineteen different tubs and lids, and demand fluctuated seasonally. Their usage forecast doubled in the spring and summer months when customer demand for fresh salads increased. They were purchasing directly from the manufacturer with specific distribution requirements. The manufacturer, however, could not meet their needs, so the company was forced to purchase large shipments of custom-printed tubs and warehouse them until they were needed. This increased their expenses year-round.

A second problem was that the manufacturer they were using could not deliver small quantities with multiple SKUs printed on the stock decorated tubs. This created out of stock situations during the busy season, essentially cutting into business and preventing orders from being fulfilled in a timely fashion.

The Solution

Midway Container worked with the manufacturer and had all nineteen tubs and lids shipped to the Midway Container warehouse. This opened valuable production space for the customer, who no longer had to warehouse the containers.

Because of Midway Container’s extensive supply network, we were able to find all sizes of packages the customer needed, and were able to provide them on an as-needed business. This solved their out-of-stock problem and enabled them to deliver all sizes of salads to the end customer without delay, even during their busy season.

Reducing freight costs and having Midway Container manage inventories has been a benefit to the customer.  Since partnering with Midway Container, they have increased their business through the U.S.A. and are seeing revenue increases. Fixing their packaging, warehousing and freight problems has improved their ability to serve their customers and resulted in larger orders and profits for the company.

A Honey of a Problem, Solved – Midway Container Helped a Honey Processor Save on Product Packaging

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No matter how efficient your company is or how well your current packaging performs, there’s always room for improvement. Midway Container was able to help a 70-year old honey processor reduce costs and improve their packaging.

The Situation

The customer, a honey processing company, sends 55-gallon metal open head drums to bee farmers for the collection of raw honey.  There are more than 300 bee farmers ranging from small production to large production who received the drums.

The company sends 350 drums at a time to each farmer. As the bees do their work and the farmers collect the honey, it is poured into each drum. The drums are then batched into groups of 150 and returned to the honey processing company. The honey processor stocks more than 80,000 drums for this process. Drums are reused until they lose their integrity and then replaced with new drums.

The Problem

The honey processor stocked nearly 80,000 drums, and needed to continually replenish the supply of metal drums as old drums lost their integrity. This was expensive and required a great deal of space to store both used and unused drums. The processor, a leader in the field, wanted to improve packaging and sought assistance from Midway Container on a better solution for both the bee keepers and their company.

The Solution

Midway Container worked with the honey processor to come up with a new standard in packaging that will save hundreds of thousands of dollars annually for the processor.

Midway Container’s team came up with the idea to develop a plastic tote that would hold 150 gallons, or the equivalent of three metal drums, of honey. The new totes can be stacked four-high in the warehouse.

The new totes benefited both the honey processors and the farmers:

  • The totes could be more easily moved into the field to collect honey.
  • Less honey is left in each container, which results in higher yields for both farmer and processor.
  • Because totes can be stacked four-high in the warehouse, less warehouse space is needed to hold the same or a greater volume of honey.

Midway Container’s experience and wide range of stock products provided the solution to a honey of a problem; the solution resulted in cost savings as well as increased production.

3 Tips for Choosing Plastic Pails

UN Approved Plastic Pails

With the abundant selection of plastic pails available in the market which one should you pick for your specific application? Midway Container can help you choose the right plastic pails for your project. We’ve put together a few considerations to help you narrow down options and zero in on the right package for your needs:

  1. What regulatory requirements must your plastic pail and lid meet? If you’re packaging food products, for example, you will need your package to be in compliance with FDA regulations. If your product is hazardous you will need a UN approved package for your product.
  2. Is your product compatible with the plastic pail? Different resins can be used to manufacturer plastic pails. HDPE (High Density Polyethylene) is most commonly used but we can also get certain pails made with PP (polypropylene). Determining resin compatibility with help ensure there is not a package failure in the market.
  3. How much experience does my supplier have? An experienced supplier such as Midway Container, Inc. can best help you determine the right plastic pail for your application at a competitive price. We can guide you through the many considerations, such as logistics, warehousing, decorating, and more to help you contain your project costs without sacrificing quality.

Midway Container has helped businesses worldwide choose plastic pails, containers, tubs and more for over 60 years. Since 1953, we’ve sourced and developed packaging for a wide range of industries. We can ship worldwide, store your plastic pails in our warehouses, and ship stock items out next day. We also offer customizing services to really help your products stand apart.

For more information, see our selection of plastic pails online or call us at 1-888-843-4421.

Custom Plastic Tubs Can Help Your E-commerce Sales

Traditional Plain Plastic Tubs and LidsConsider designing a custom tub to get more customers excited about your products. A custom design will help with Branding and is more likely to win consumers over on an E-Commerce sale than almost any other factor.

According to Dotcom Distribution, 40% of consumers would be more likely to buy a product if it were in premium packaging. Premium packaging is also frequently reused for other purposes, making it an important marketing tool. If someone loves your packaging enough to use it again and again, it will keep the brand fresh in their minds, especially if the label, shape or other identifying elements are unique.

Plastic containers themselves can be as plain as a piece of white paper or as unique as a Monet painting. The key is customization. You could start with a stock package and add custom printing, in-mold labeling, or have the containers made in a custom pantone color to truly create unique packaging that sets your products apart.

It might seem that unique product packaging is only important in a crowded category on retail shelves, but consumers also gravitate towards unique packaging on their favorite E-commerce sites as well. Packaging tells an important story, and your plastic tubs can be part of that story.

Competitive Pricing for Custom Plastic Tubs

Midway Container offers competitive pricing for all of your plastic tubs and containers. Our custom decoration options include offset printing, pressure sensitive labels, and in-mold labels. Talk to us today about your product packaging vision as we can achieve almost anything you can dream of at a competitive price.

Visit Midway Container or call us at 1-888-843-4421 for a quote.

One Gallon Square White Bottle

SOLD OUT!

We’re sorry, but we have depleted all of this inventory! Please browse the other very similar options we have that should be a great fit here: http://midwaycontainer.com/squares-rounds

Midway is eager to sell the remaining inventory of our 1 gallon white square bottle with 38mm neck finish.

This 1 gallon bottle is packaged 48/cs and we have a total of 1,392ea available.  We are offering a one-time promotion on this 1 gallon bottle and these bottles must be sold in whole case quantities.

Contact Midway Container at 1-888-843-4421 today to take advantage of this amazing value!

One Gallon White Bottle

New E-Commerce and Account Management Platform from Midway Container

Midway Container is happy to announce the launce of our E-Commerce and Account management platform! Our customers can now log into their account to place orders, manage orders, make payments, and see buying patterns, and view invoices. Contact your packaging expert at Midway container today to begin using our new online platform!

 

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Screw Cover Pail Family Available from Midway Container

Midway Container has both the “Life Latch” and also the cost saving “Lite Latch” designs available. These pails are FDA approved and also UN certified for hazardous materials. Your pails can be decorated with 8-color offset printing or heat transfer labeling to help differentiate your product and we can also provide you product in a variety of different colors.

Learn more about our wide range of screw cover pails at Midway Container. We’re happy to help our customers find the best solution for their packaging projects. Call us at 1-888-843-4421.

Life Latch Screw Cover Pail

Life Latch Screw Cover Pail

 

Large Selection of Plastic Containers for Sale at Midway Container

Plastic Containers

Midway Container offers a large selection of plastic containers for sale. We offer plain and custom containers for all your packaging needs.

Our selection of plastic containers for sale includes:

  • Small and large plastic containers for food and retail food sales
  • Plastic tubs and lids
  • Plastic pails and lids
  • Screw cover pails
  • Plastic containers with tamper-evident lids
  • Custom colors and printing options
  • Other types of plastic pails, lids and containers

If you do not find what you need from our large selection online, please call us. We have been providing plastic packaging since 1953 and have developed a large network of suppliers for all types of metal and plastic packaging.

We help customers find packaging for all types of products and projects. From stock options to custom designs and decoration, we can get you into the right package to grow your sales!

We’re happy to help our customers find the best solution for their packaging projects. Call us at 1-888-843-4421.

Large Selection of Plastic Pails and Lids

UN Approved Plastic PailsMidway Container offers a full family of plastic pails and lids. If we do not stock what you need, our sales staff will contact our supplier network to find a plastic pail that meets your specifications.

Plastic Pails with Lids: Our Selection

A list of the traditional plastic pails that we offer may be found on our website. Features of the plastic pails we offer include:

  • Available in UN and NON-UN specifications.
  • Made from FDA approved HDPE and PP resins.
  • Can be recycled.
  • Available with a range of plastic and metal handles.
  • Customized options available in a wide range of colors, shapes and decorative options.

Stock or Custom Options Available

In-stock items are shipped promptly once your order is placed and confirmed.

Midway Container offers a wide range of plastic pails and lids and other container styles. Call us at 1-888-843-4421. We are happy to help you with your order and answer any questions you may have.

Plastic Tubs in Stock at Midway Container

Traditional Plain Plastic Tubs and LidsMidway Container has a full family of plain and tamper-evident tubs which we can provide directly from the factory or stock in our distribution warehouse.

Plastic tubs available at Midway Container are available with:

  • Offset printing options
  • Various lid styles, including tamper-evident lids
  • Non-thermal oxygen barriers
  • Skinny Pack designs which combines light weight film with rigid framing
  • Special lightweight designs
  • Custom options

Midway Container: Your Partner in Packaging

Regardless of your project needs, Midway Container can help you find the right package. We have a large selection of packaging products in stock. If you do not see what you need, we can contact our suppliers and find it for you. Call us today at 1-888-843-4421.