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Sustainability Report 2024

Sustainability is a topic - and measurement - that we care about. Our family companies: South Atlantic, ProStar and Versatile are working hard to trim carbon emissions and reduce what we haul to the landfill. Here's a look at our 2024 Sustainability Report:

Why is demand spike frequency and magnitude increasing?

Influencer marketing is surging. We’ve seen one of our customer’s product demand go up 350% overnight due to an influencer promotion, and some estimates call for influencer marketing to grow at a staggering 33% annually for the next few years. Competitor issues seem...

We See 6 Big Trends in 2024

Changes are coming in 2024, which in the world of contract packaging is nothing new. What’s also not new is that our ability to execute in such a dynamic market will be incumbent upon us continuing to care about our team members and supporting their needs, wellness...

Streamlining Fulfillment with 70+ SKUs

The word “fulfillment” can mean different things to different people, including contract packaging or kitting. We like to think of fulfillment as that feeling of happiness and satisfaction for the completion of something, like the fulfillment of a promise. We work...

Shark Tank Star Shares Lessons Learned

Versatile Packagers’ Executive Directors Bob Vande Weghe and Rick Shave talk packaging with Ellen McAlister and Kelley Higney, executive leaders from The Bug Bite Thing As a super success story of ABC-TV’s Shark Tank, The Bug Bite Thing Founder and CEO Kelley Higney...

Understanding Co-Packing Pricing

Per Unit Pricing versus Activity-Based Pricing – What’s the Difference? We are getting asked this pricing question more and more. Co-packers who charge on a per-unit basis will aggregate all the costs, often including project set-up and inventory storage and handling...

Five Strategic Locations, One Great Solution

Versatile – Tampa, FL – 130,000 sq. ft., SQF Certified, 16 Dock Doors Fastest growing state with a current population of 23 million Access to six major ports 9th fastest growing manufacturing state in the U.S.   South Atlantic – Indianapolis, IN – 128,000 sq....

10 Common Topics Related To Sustainable Packaging

Expiration Dates: To what extent are we all planning, collaborating and using FIFO discipline/track-and-trace system so no products are thrown out due to expiry issues?” Recycling: Are packaging materials now recyclable? Disposal: Is all waste easy to dispose of?...

Six Conference Takeaways

From left to right: Paul Statchuk, Nulogy VP of Sales, Julian Bossong, South Atlantic CEO, Pat Grantham, South Atlantic’s Chief Sales Officer, and Jason Tham, Nulogy CEO. The economy will continue to soften. So, consumers will be shopping more at club stores, looking...

Omni-Channel = Omni-Opportunity

With 85% of retail sales expected to be from traditional channels rather than from e-commerce, there’s a tremendous amount of variety in packaging these traditional retailers can require for club displays for a Sam’s and Costco or bundle packs for a Wal-Mart, Target...

Our 2022: Focusing on Growth and Quality

In July, we opened a new 154,000 square foot facility that offers easy access to I-635 and the local freeway networks and features 30-foot clear ceiling height with 18 dock doors. Our newest South Atlantic facility serves current and future customers in the Southwest...

Expo Highlights

The conference, held in-person for the first time in four years, brought more than 2,000 exhibitors and 40,000 attendees from more than 40 vertical industries. Our co-packing team walked 20,000 steps a day exploring the displays set up throughout the 2.6 million...

Bundling Up

Today, we are seeing a different economic shift – one that might be linked to inflation and recession fears, or perhaps overstocks of inventory.  In the face of pushback in pricing from retailers and value-conscious consumers, many CPGs are betting that repacking...

Supporting Our Schools

In Indianapolis, our Project Manager, Brittany Carson, helped deliver supplies to Fairbanks Elementary. And in Harrisonburg, our Director of Operations, Rusty Henry, and Production Supervisor, Enid DeJesus, along her daughter, Fransheny Leonardo, give supplies to...

Making the List

Every year, the Triad Business Journal selects 50 top-performing, privately held companies in the Piedmont-Triad area of North Carolina to be ranked as a “Fast 50” company. The “Fast 50” company rankings were announced during an awards ceremony last month. Our teams...

Inside A Successful First Project

Our South Atlantic team just finished the first project in our new Dallas facility. So, how was it? On time. Excellent quality. On budget. For customers and potential customers who are wondering when they can start using our services in Dallas, the answer is: right...

Supporting Employees. Supporting the Community.

“We are thrilled to sponsor Kaleideum during this month and support guest engagement and programs at the museum such as Spanish Storytime, as well as outreach in the community such as Kaleideum’s booth at the Hispanic League’s Fiesta. South Atlantic Packaging employs...