Looking for the right food packaging to add value and sustainability to your business? One that reduces your logistics costs and carbon emissions, while ensuring excellent food safety and looking great? With an optimal format for attention-grabbing graphics and product information on-screen, this innovative, space-saving packaging is the smart choice for e-commerce.
Meet Tetra Recart retortable carton packaging – the future of shelf-stable foods.
Ever try to read a round can or jar label on a computer or phone screen? It’s not fun. But the square shape and wide face of a Tetra Recart package fits right into the digital world. It’s clearly the best packaging format for accommodating attractive graphics and easy-to-read information.
It’s a no-brainer. Since square packages fit tightly together, you can store more in your warehouses and ship more per pallet: 20% more food vs cans, 50% more vs glass jars, and 160% more vs plastic pouches. They’re also lightweight, so you’ll save even more on logistical costs.
Based on data from 6 LCA studies in the US, EU, Japan and Oceania*, Tetra Recart’s carbon footprint is 35% smaller than plastic pouches, 80% smaller than cans and 75% smaller than glass jars. To put things into perspective, if 10bn cans were converted to Tetra Recart cartons, it would result in 150,000 fewer trucks on the roads. Furthermore, at least 69% of the materials in each carton is made from FSC™-certified paperboard from renewable, responsibly sourced trees.
Heavy cans and jars can damage delicate food items like fresh fruits and vegetables, for example when packed and shipped together as part of a meal kit. As it’s softer and lighter, Tetra Recart is much less likely to do so. There is also a higher consumer acceptance for dented cartons vs dented cans. We call that a win-win.
Don’t go it alone. Choosing Tetra Recart as a packaging solution for your e-commerce business means sharing your investment with an experienced co-packer as a partner. You’ll join an established global network with all the connections, equipment, knowledge and expertise to help you quickly expand your e-commerce portfolio and reach new markets. You’ll also have solid access to fresh ingredients like fruits and vegetables, plus the facilities to experiment with recipes and produce ready samples.
Interested in developing, producing, packaging and retorting new shelf-stable food products? Get in touch!
*Including Comparative Life Cycle Assessment for Europe performed by ifeu, Germany, 2017.