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7 Pro Tips to Reduce Co-Packer Fees

Since retailers are pushing back more and more on price, smart CPGs are starting to inquire about ways to reduce their co-packing or repacking fees. With our decades of collective experience, we’ve identified 7 pro tips to help.   Let Us Help You With Design – By...

Case Study: Cost-Effective PDQ Tray for Private Labels

Project Snapshot: We are doing more and more PDQ projects for customers looking for a highly effective and efficient way to get product into consumers’ hands. Because PDQs are designed to arrive at retailers ready for customers to grab and go, execution is critical....

Case Study: Bundle Packs for Branded Cosmetics

Project Snapshot: The U.S. consumer is shopping for value. As co-packers, we are focused on positioning our manufacturing customers to respond to the value-minded customer. Because the cost to ship one bottle of dry shampoo is about the same as the cost of shipping...

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...